Lipton’s seat – This is a must-visit site for anyone who visits Ella. It’s a site you will find yourself talking about as soon as you hear the word. The name Lipton’s seat says it all. It is a famous viewpoint 1970m above sea level. This precise spot, overlooking the Dambatenna tea estate, is said to be where British tea baron, Sir Thomas Lipton used to sit and contemplate his plantations that stretched across the gap and valley. The journey takes about 2.5hr and on a day with good weather conditions, you will be able to witness some of the most panoramic views you will ever find in the hill-country.