Nestled in the greenish valleys of Munnar, the magical hill station Mattupetty offers tourists a fabulous experience and help them feel the calmness of nature. The undulating tea plantation of the hills here and beautiful rolling grasslands, makes Mattupetty a delightful destination, which deserves a visit. Located approximately 13 km away from Munnar, near to the famous Anamudi Peak, the Mattupetty hill town lies at a height of 1,700 meters. The main attractions of this alluring destination are Mattupetty Dam and Mattupetty lake, that plays an important role in water conservation and power generation.
Gifted with so many natural wonders, Mattupetty offers plenty of fascinating sights to the visitors, who can enjoy trekking and jungle walk at this natural treasure trove. The Mattupetty Dam and lake are ideal picnic spots for many tourists, visiting Munnar. Therefore, the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), Idukki, has made arrangements for the people to enjoy different boating facilities like speed launch, slow speedboat, pedal boat, row boat, and motorboats.
The Mattupetty Dam is a storage concrete gravity dam, constructed under the Pallivasal Hydro Electric Project in the late 1940, for the purpose of water conservation and power generation. It helps many animals and birds with its constant availability and engage tourists with its splendid surroundings, found nowhere else. The still water of the dam and the nearby tea ground, makes Mattupetty an ideal tourist destination.
Just a few miles away from the dam, in a serene ambience, one can spot 'Mattupetty Lake,' which is covered in a mist of clouds. This lake is so beautiful that people forget all their problems and take pleasure in a world of peace, while sitting by the lakeside. Mattupetty is also famous for an Indo Swiss Farm Project or Livestock project, which was launched in the year 1963 as a part of the bilateral agreement between Indian and Swiss government.
This farm has hundreds of high yielding cattle, that can be seen grazing freely on the hills. Watching these cattle is a unique experience in itself, which the tourists can ever see in their life. It is because of these cattle, the Mattupetty hill station is also known as 'cattle village.
The best time to visit Mattupetty is from the month of August to May, as the weather is just perfect for any activity, that you may want to experience, particularly in these months.