Lake / Backwaters | Nature
#1 of 44 Places to Visit in Munnar
Distance (From Munnar KSRTC Bus Station): 10 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
Place Location: Towards Top Station
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: 1. If you are adventourous type, hire speedboat in Mattupetty Dam and offer extra money to the driver, the driver can give you thrilling experience of speedboating.
2. Kundala Lake (10 Kms ahead), Echo Point (5 Kms ahead) & Top Station (22 Kms ahead) can be visited along with this place.
At a distance of 10 km from Munnar Bus Station, Mattupetty Dam is a storage Concrete Gravity dam situated on Top Station Road in Munnar. It is one of the best Munnar places to visit to experience the beauty of Munnar along with boating.
Constructed in 1953, Mattupetty Dam was constructed under the Pallivasal Hydro-electric project for 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. Visitors can engage themselves with water sport activities like speed boating organized by the District Tourism Promotion Council of Idukki (Munnar) and enjoy the pretty natural surroundings of this beautiful dam as part of Munnar holiday packages. Adventure lovers also have options here like trekking in the Shola forest.
The lake and dam surrounded by wooded hills and tea plantations make a great view. Boating in Mattupetty Lake is a memorable experience. Often, elephants from surrounded forests take bath in the waters of the lake, and watching them (while boating) is a pleasant experience. This place is also famous for Eucalyptus Oil, which is sold near the dam. Mattupetty is also famous for its highly specialized dairy farm, an Indo-swiss project.
Boating Timings: 9 AM to 5:30 PM
Dairy Farm Timings: 9 AM to 11 AM & 2 PM to 3:30 PM.
Entry: Free, Rs.600 for Speed Boat (max. 5 persons)