Mattupetty Dam One of the must visit attractions in Munnar.
Mattupetty Dam is one of the must visit attractions in Munnar . The 13 KM road to Mattuppetty from Munnar is enriched with panoramic scenery. The tea plantations enroute seen covered with green carpet which stops the visitors automatically for few snaps. The outlook from the Mattuppetty dam is fabulous – the reservoir, Eucalyptus plantations in the banks and the mist flowing hills with tea gardens provides a heavenly feel.
Perfect location, great view and most important part was the SPEED BOAT. Your kids enjoyed a lot the speed boat ride.Mattupetty Dam boating facilities in the form of speed boats are available and very popular.Mattupetty Dam Munnar and the lake is a comfortable short drive from Munnar.
District Tourism Promotion Counsel provides boating facility in the dam. Speed boats, slow speed boats and motor boats are available with reasonable ticket rates.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.
Mattupetty is also eminent with a highly specialized dairy farm, a unique one of its kind, under Indo-Swiss Livestock Project. Hundreds of different High quality cattle are reared here and new verities are scientifically developed now.