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Matupetty Dam

Matupetty Dam

The main attraction of Mattupetty is the dam and the lake here.

          The dam of Mattupetty is a storage concrete gravity dam. The dam was constructed under the Pallivasal Hydro-electric project in the late 1940s, for the purpose of water conservation and power generation. Now the dam is a vital source of electricity generation in Munnar and also a haven for many wild animals and birds due to its constant water availability.
          The most attractive part of Mattupetty dam is its still water which reflects the tea garden around. You can engage yourself with water sport activities like speed boating organized by district Tourism Promotion Council of Idukki (Munnar) and enjoy the pretty natural surroundings of this beautiful dam. Adventure lovers also have options here like trekking in the Shola forest.
           In the midst of the hills, surrounded by the tea gardens, Shola forest and hilly woods lays a beautiful lake, just a few miles away from the Mattupetty dam. The serene ambience of the lake will take you to a world of peace. You have endless options – either you can go for boating in the lake or you can sit on the shore enjoying the tranquility here. Tourists can go for a speed boat, pedal boat, motor boat or row boat.
           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 wide farm is a unique experience which any tourist can have ever in his life.
          The farm is around three kilometer away from the Mattupetty Dam and is dedicated to cattle development and research centre set up by the Government of Switzerland. At present the project is handled by the Kerala Livestock Development and Milk Marketing Board.
The best time to visit Mattupetty is from the month of August to May and it is very easily accessible from Munnar town.
No online boat booking available for this location

Phone: 1800 425 4747
 

 

Things to do in Matupetty Dam

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1. Munnar Tea valley tour
Opening Time: 9 AM
2000 2100
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2. Sun Moon Valley Boating
Opening Time: 10 AM | Closing Time: 4 PM
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Nearby accommodations in Matupetty Dam

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Things to do

Anakulam Jeep tour

Opening: 9 am | Closing: 7

2200 2500

Anakkulam Wild Elephant Village Visit ( off road jeep tour )

Opening: 11 am | Closing: 9 pm

4500 5000

Lockhart Tea Museum Visit (for industrial Visit students)

Opening: 8 AM | Closing: 8 PM

70 100

Where to Stay

17 C Camping

Address: Lockhart Tea Museum, Munnar
Hotel Class: Tent Camping

Green Valley Vista

Address: Chithirapuram
Hotel Class: Deluxe

Lockhart Tea bungalow

Address: Lockhart Estate
Hotel Class: Tea bungalow