Surrounded by the lush hills of Mattupetty, the Mattupetty Dam is one of the major tourist hotspots of Kerala. This dam lies about 13 kilometers from Munnar and is a nature lover’s delight surrounded by enchanting valleys, rolling grasslands, mist-laden hills and cascading streams.
When you visit the Mattupetty dam in Munnar, you will love the reflection of the tea garden in the still water. You can also reach the dam on a speedboat to enjoy the thrill of water sports. The Mattupetty Dam boating price is INR 500 for speed boating for 15 minutes and INR 300 for paddle boating for 15 mins.
Other fun activities include trekking in the Shola forest nearby. While trekking in this forest, you will be able to spot many plants and animals. Enjoy the tranquil beauty of the rivulets and cascades all around the village.
One can also visit nearby places such as the cattle farm where you can witness varieties of high-yielding cattle grazing due to which the Mattupetty village gets the name ‘cattle village.'
Other places of interest near the Mattupetty dam include the glistening Kundala Lake and the majestic Kundala tea plantations. If you plan on staying in Mattupetty, there are several accommodation options available. You can stay in midrange and budget hotels and homestays or you can also stay in hotels in Munnar.
You can visit the dam at any time of the year as it is a hill station and the climate is always cool. However, if you planning a holiday, the best time to visit Mattupetty dam is from August to May.