Mattupetty Dam best tourist places in Munnar. The Dam mainly build to conserve water for hydro electricity. Dam has been a vital source of power yielding along with other such dams, huge revenue to the states. The large amount of perennially available water allows wild animals and birds to flourish. However salinity caused by irrigation and water-logging are of concern to environmentalists. This reservoir one of the most visiting grounds of elephants in this region. One of most visited place in munnar is mattupetty dam.
Beautiful tourist spot that regularly attracts visitors. People’s enjoying the afternoon session in dam and lake. The view of the valley from here breath taking and one gets to simply relax and enjoy the beautiful weather.
The lush green tea plantations and forests in and around dam are ideal for trekking and host a large number of unique bird species. The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), Idukki provides boating facilities at mattupetty dam that are loved by all our visitors.
The drive up the location itself cherished by all who embark upon it, as the mist covered valleys rising to meet you are a truly awesome inspiring sight. Mattupetty also known as cattle village and the name which came from the famous Indo Swiss farm project. The project launched in the year 1963 as part of the bilateral agreement between India and the Swiss government. You can see hundreds of varieties of high yielding cattle in this farm. The sight of the cattle grazing freely on the hills of the wide farm a unique experience which any tourist can have ever in his life. The best time to visit dam from the month of Aug to May and very easily accessible from Munnar town.