Mesmerizing Mattupetty - A Picnicker’s Paradise
Mesmerizing Mattupetty – A Picnicker’s Paradise
A small little town on a hill, Mattupetty is surrounded by sprawling plantations. Located just 13 kilometers from Munnar Town and standing at a height of 1700 metres above sea level, the place offers an ideal picnic spot for tourists as they can find lush green tea plantations, beautifully laid out grasslands, small rivulets and waterfalls that are a common sight in this region. The Shola forests in and around Mattupetty offers the perfect opportunity for trekking enthusiasts to enjoy the sights and sounds of this wonderful eco system. This region is home to many varieties of birds and other species which have flourished specifically near the catchment area of the Mattupetty Dam.
Moreover Mattupetty is a favourite among tourist for some of its famous attractions like the Mattupetty Dam, the Mattupetty Lake and the boating experience. The Mattupetty Dam and the lake offers some wonderful photo opportunities for the vistors. The dam itself was constructed in the late 1940s as part of the Pallivasal Hydro-electric project for conserving water and generating power.
The serene waters of the Mattupetty Lake offers beautiful and breathtaking sights for tourists as they indulge themselves in aboating experience along the calm waters of the lake.
There is also an Indo Swiss dairy farm project (popularly referred to as the Mattupetty farm). This project started in 1963 as part of an agreement between the governments of India and Switzerland. They don’t allow visitors anymore to the facility as part of company policy.
Nearest railway station: Angamaly, via Aluva - Munnar Rd, about 109 km from Munnar
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 108 km from Munnar