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 go on a Mattupetty Dam speed boat to enjoy fun water sports. The Mattupetty Dam boating price is INR 500 for speedboating 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.
Near Mattupetty Dam is also a cattle farm where you can watch varieties of high-yielding cattle grazing. 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 Mattupetty 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.