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Mattupetti Dam

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Weather:

Ideal Time: 1-2 hours

Timings:

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Entry Fee:

Entry Fee: INR 10,
Boating: INR 500 for 1 to 5 people for speed boating for 15 minutes,
INR 300 for 1 to 5 people for ordinary boating of 15 minutes
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Mattupetti Dam, Munnar Overview

Mattupetty Dam is a strong gravity dam which was constructed for power generation and water conservation. Located in the Munar hills near the Anamudi peak, the dam is situated 1700 meters high. The green valleys and pleasant ambience surrounding make up for a captivating site. The reflection of the tea gardens into the water is the most beautiful part of the dam. Speed boating too is organized here by the Tourism Promotion Council of the district of Idukki. Other water sports organized include motor boats, paddle boats, and rowboats.

The dam was built in the late 1940s as a part of the Pallivasal Hydro-electric project and is now an important source of energy in Munnar in addition to being an important water source for birds and animals. Numerous elephants can be spotted at the dam since it is their favourite spot to drink water. The Mattupetty Dam is a perfect relaxation place for all the nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. One can sit back and enjoy the peaceful surroundings while boating in the dam. All those who love adventures can go out on a trekking quest in the Shola forests. The mesmerizing climate of the place adds to the enjoyment.

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You can take a trip from Munnar to Mattupetty where you will come across the Mattupetty Reservoir and Dam. It is a beautiful site, especially for the kids. The serene water, shining and reflecting the rays of the sun is a visual treat to watch taking your breath away. You can become a part of this beauty by venturing out into the waters on a boat. Boating is a pleasant activity as a part of which you can slide past the hills in the background. You will find yourself in the hills at the same time when you look at your reflection in the mirror-like surface of the boat. This magical scene is going to keep your mind captivated for a long time.

The entry fee is INR 500 for 1 to 5 people for speed boating for 15 minutes and INR 300 for 1 to 5 people for ordinary boating of 15 minutes.

The perfect time to visit the Dam is between August and May when the climate is pleasant and delightful. The rainy season in June and July make it tough to enjoy the place. The serene surroundings and the ambience of the place make it fun to boat in the dam waters.

The Angamaly Railway Station is the nearest railway station at a distance of 109 km from Munnar and Cochin International Airport at a distance of 108 km is the nearest airport. One can take a bus or taxi from here to reach the dam.

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