Location : Mattupetty located 13 km from Munnar
How to get there : well connected to other cities of Kerala and Tamil Nadu by Public transport buses, Cab form Munnar
Boating charge of Rs. 200 for 15 min (max. 5 persons)
Safari boat: Rs. 500 for 25seats for 30 min.
Time : (9.00Am to 5.30Pm)August to May
The Farm (09:00 Am to 11:00 Am) and (02:00 Pm to 03:30 Pm)
Entry fee : Rs.5/- per head
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.
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. You can see hundreds of varieties of high yielding cattle in this farm. 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.