A dam is a barrier that stops or restricts the flow of water or underground streams. Reservoirs created by dams not only suppress floods but also provide water for activities such as irrigation, human consumption, industrial use, aquaculture, and navigability.
Munnar is a town and hill station located in the Idukki district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Munnar is situated at around 1,600 meters (5,200 ft) above mean sea level, in the Western Ghats range of mountains.
- Mattupetty Dam /Lake
Mattupetty offers many fascinating sights to relish. Besides the lush green tea plantations, and the rolling grasslands, the Shola forests in and around Mattupetty are ideal for trekking and habitat to a fascinating variety of birds. One of the main attractions in Mattupetty is the beautiful lake formed by the reservoir of the Mattupetty Dam, which is ideal picnic spots. Speed launches and motor boats are available for hire.
2.Kundale Dam /Lake
Kundale Dam offers one of the most spectacular views in Munnar. The dam has an artificial reservoir and boating facilities for tourists. The surrounding areas are carpeted with lush green tea estates. A narrow path above the dam is a vantage point to take in the scenery. For golfing enthusiasts the course here is picturesque.
- Anayirangal Dam
Near the town of Munnar is Chinnakanal and the waterfalls here, popularly known as Power House Waterfalls, cascade down a steep rock 2000 m above sea level. The spot is enriched with the scenic view of the Western Ghat ranges. When you travel about seven kilometers from Chinnakanal, you reach Anayirangal. Anayirangal, 22 km from Munnar, is a lush green carpet of tea plants. A trip on the splendid reservoir is an unforgettable experience. The Anayirangal dam is surrounded by tea plantations and evergreen forests.
Pallivasal has located 8 km from Munnar in Idukki district, Kerala. This is the site of the first Hydro-Electric Project in Kerala and a place of immense scenic beauty.