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Mattupetty Dam – Top Attractive Place in Munnar to Visit

Nestled in the greenish valleys of Munnar, the magical hill station Mattupetty at a height of 1,700 m offers tourists a fabulous experience and help them feel the calmness of nature. Mattupetty has located 13 km away from Munnar. The main attraction of Mattupetty is the dam and the lake that plays an important role in water conservation and power generation.
The Mattupetty Dam is a storage concrete gravity dam storing waters from the confluence of the mountain streams of Muthirapuzha River, Chanduvarai River, and Kundale River. It was constructed under the Pallivasal Hydro-electric project in the late 1940s. It is a popular picnic spot in Munnar and a haven for many wild animals and birds. The still water of the dam and the nearby tea ground makes Mattupetty an ideal tourist destination.
Mattupetty offers plenty of fascinating sights to the visitors, who can enjoy trekking and jungle walk at this natural treasure trove. The Mattupetty Dam and lake are ideal picnic spots for many tourists, visiting Munnar. Therefore, the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), Idukki, has made arrangements for the people to enjoy different boating facilities like speed launch, slow speedboat, pedal boat, rowboat, and motorboats.
In the midst of the hills, surrounded by the tea gardens, Shola forest, and hilly woods lay a beautiful lake, just a few miles away from the Mattupetty Dam. The Shola forests in and around Mattupetty are also ideal for trekking.The serene ambience of the lake will take you to a world of peace. Mattupetty Dam offers many fascinating sights. The Anamudi peak and the lush plantations of the hill town offer awe-inspiring views. Sight some local wildlife and a variety of birds.
Mattupetty is also known as ‘cattle village’, the name which came from the famous Indo Swiss farm project or Livestock project. The project was launched in the year 1963 as part of the bilateral agreement between India and the Swiss government. You can see hundreds of varieties of high yielding cattle in this farm. The sight of the cattle grazing freely on the hills of the wider farms is a unique experience which any tourist can have ever in his life.

Other places of interest near the Mattupetty dam include the glistening Kundala Lake and the majestic Kundala tea plantations. If you planning to visit Mattupetty, then there are several accommodations in Munnar which provides you the best services. You can stay in homestays and budget hotels or resorts in Munnar.

The best time to visit Mattupetty is from the month of August to May and it is very easily accessible from Munnar town.

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