Haputale is a calm, quiet and peaceful hill country destination that is situated 191 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport. Sited at an elevation of 1579 m (4736 ft) above sea level, it stands on the southern ridge of the central hills. The Haputale Gap provides a panoramic bird's eye view of the surrounding mountain landscapes; to the North & East the mountain peaks of Nuwara Eliya, Pidurutalagala, Hakgala, Horton Plains and Namunukula and on the South on clear day, the Indian Ocean. Take time to trek and hike the mountain footpaths, traverse through peaceful rural villages taking in the beautiful surroundings, be one with nature. Other places worth a visit are the first tea estate bought by Lipton, the Lipton's Seat, St Andrew's Church and the Adisham Monastery.