Our top 3 places to visit in Sri Lanka on a budget.

Top 3 places to visit in Sri Lanka on a budget when you stay at GlenMyu Estate, Beragala, Haputale.

Here are three places to visit on a budget in the Sri Lankan Hill Country at GlenMyu Estate.

1. Get up early and visit Lipton's Seat, Haputale.

Lipton’s Seat is the viewpoint used by Scottish Tea Baron Sir Thomas Lipton to sit and survey his  vast tea empire.

Entry costs are minimal.

You will need to hire Tuk  Tuk to take you there and back from GlenMyu Estate which we can arrange for you.

The Highlights of Lipton's Seat.

Our guests Matt and Millie described Lipton’s Seat as “probably the most beautiful place they have ever seen”.

There is clearly a lot more to Lipton’s Seat than the three highlights below.

Seeing the sunrise at Lipton’s Seat.

Matt and Millie shared their beautiful photos with us which should inspire you to get up early on your holiday. Read our article “Sunrise at Lipton’s Seat”.

If you are lucky enough to experience a sunrise like this it will make this a great outing to do on a budget when staying at GlenMyu Estate.

Seeing the Tea Pluckers at work.

Tea plucking is mainly carried out by women in Sri Lanka. 
The sight of them working away in manicured lines of tea bushes creates an iconic scene.

Grab a photo of the ladies going about their work and share it on Instagram.
(You can offer a small tip for the photo which would be really appreciated by the ladies).

Hike down after sunrise through the tea gardens to Dambetenne Tea Factory.

Apart from enjoying the fresh air as you hike down from the Lipton’s Seat viewing point you can also visit a tea factory.

Another inexpensive thing to do, you will get to see how your tea in processed. This added experience will make your budget trip in Sri Lankan all that more worthwhile.

Avoid visiting the tea factory on Sundays as no tea will have been plucked to be processed.

2. Experience the amazing nature of Upper Diyaluma Waterfall.

We love Upper Diyaluma Waterfall and it is only forty minutes drive from GlenMyu Estate.

You can read about our experience at Upper Diyaluma at our article “Our day trip to Upper Diyaluma Waterfall” .

Highlights at Upper Diyaluma Waterfall.

Just highlights – there are many more things however we will leave that for you to discover. 

The spectacular pools.
You can spend hours hopping into one pool after an other.

We spent around three hours there but we have had guests that have spent a lot longer.

The hike up to the top of the waterfall.
Admire the scenery as you hike through grassland and a forest to get to the top of the waterfall.

The second tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka.
You can view the waterfall from the road.

Marvel at the spray coming down from the second tallest waterfall in Sri Lanka

3. Enjoy the gardens at St Benedict's Monastery - Adisham Bungalow, Haputale.

Adisham Bungalow (St Benedict’s Monastery) is located just outside Haputale and is another great place to visit on a budget in Sri Lanka.

The entry fee is 100 Sri Lankan Rupees so your main cost is just getting there. We can arrange a Tuk Tuk for you to take you there and back from GlenMyu Estate

Highlights at Adisham Bungalow.

This is the most relaxing experience we recommend on a budget from GlenMyu Estate.

We really enjoyed our stroll through the garden with Ru’s parens and could have stayed longer. 

You can read about our experience at Adisham in our article “Our day trip to Adisham Bungalow”.

Enjoy the clouds in the beautiful manicured gardens.

The gardens are maintaining very well by the staff at Adisham Estate. 

We really enjoyed a walk through the garden and the views from the estate. There are lots of inspirational signs providing you with a little bit of wisdom on your walk.

Buy some homemade jams and cordial from the shop.

By buying one or two items you will help to support local people along with helping with the maintenance of the estate.

Our top 3 places to visit in Sri Lanka on a budget. - Summary

  1. Get up early and visit Lipton’s Seat, Haputale.
  2. Experience the amazing nature of Upper Diyaluma Waterfall.
  3. Enjoy the gardens at St Benedict’s Monastery – Adisham Bungalow, Haputale.

Stay at GlenMyu Estate and explore the Sri Lankan Hill Country.

A stay at GlenMyu Estate as you explore the Sri Lankan Hill Country.

We only have three bedrooms and you will need to book early during the peak holiday season.

The estate is usually within an hours drive of the major sightseeing locations such as Nine Arch Bridge, Ella Town, Bambarakanda Waterfall and many more,

GlenMyu Estate is listed on Booking.com and Airbnb.
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