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 Kms from Munnar Bus Station, Mattupetty Dam is one of the most scenic places in Munnar situated on Top Station Road. This is one of the best places to visit in Munnar and also a great place to experience the beauty of Munnar along with boating. It is one of the top attractions you must include in Munnar packages.
Constructed in 1953, the lake and dam surrounded by wooden hills and tea plantations, makes a great view. Boating in the Mattupetty Lake is a memorable experience. If possible, hire an exclusive speed boat. Often, elephants from surrounded forest 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. The tea plantations enroute the Dam might be crowded with visitors rushing to take snaps.
Mattupetty Boating Timings: 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Boating Fee: Speed boat - Rs.600 for 15 min (max. 5 persons)
Mattupetty is also famous for its highly specialized dairy farm, an Indo-swiss project. It is open for visitors between 9 AM to 11 AM and 2 PM to 3:30 PM.