Kundala lake, Munnar

Kundala lake

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32 Ratings & 30 Reviews

About Kundala lake

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Kundala is an idyllic place in Munnar located on the way to Top Station or Top Slip.  Surrounded by rolling hills and valleys of dense forests, Kundala is known for the Kundala Arch Dam or Sethuparvati Dam and Kundala Lake.  

Kundala is situated about 27 km from the town of Munnar at an altitude of 1700 m above sea level. Tourists often go to the top of Kundala Dam to have a panoramic view of the catchment area of the Dam. Kundala Dam, which was built in 1946 for Pallivasal Hydro Electric Project, is considered as Asia’s first Arch Dam.

Tourists visiting Kundala Lake often go for a ride in Kashmiri – Shikara boats. Pedal boats are also available at Kundala Lake.

The Golf Course ground and Kundala Tea Plantations are also in the vicinity of Kundala Dam and Lake.

What travellers are saying about Kundala lake

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  • Very Good 9
  • Good 8
  • Average 0
  • Below Average 0
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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3 Video Reviews for Kundala lake

Ekta Poddar

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  • Ekta Poddar
  • Lives in Calcutta
  •  8 helpful votes
  • Posted Jul 24, 2017
Overall Rating
  • 395

Annie jain

  • Tourist
  • Annie jain
  • Lives in Bangalore
  •  101 helpful votes
  • Posted Aug 14, 2016
Overall Rating
  • 1.9K


  • Tourist
  • Vimaldhana
  •  33 helpful votes
  •  6 readers
  • Posted Jul 7, 2016
Overall Rating
  • 464

30 traveller reviews for Kundala lake

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Ashutosh  Singh

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  • Ashutosh Singh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 122 photos
  • 15 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  8318 readers

"Kundala Lake"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 5, 2016
A lovely orange boat floating in the back waters of Kerala. Trees lined up on the near by hill in perfect symmetry admiring it. Sometimes you feel jealous about local people of Munnar for obvious reasons. Escape from your city life and get lost.
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Rashmin Joshi

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  • Rashmin Joshi
  • Lives in Morvi
  • 149 photos
  • 84 Reviews
  •  301 helpful votes
  •  87793 readers

"Awesome place to visit"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 26, 2016
Great Views & Sightseeing. Excellent place to visit on the way to Echo point. It is quite Similar to the Dam - Mattupetty. One can enjoy the speed boat ride - which is expensive.
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Anson cabral

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  • Anson cabral
  • 25 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  8115 readers

"Scenic wonderful landscape!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 18, 2016
Nice view with horse rides and Shikara boat rides. You also find local shops selling some nice takeaways from town like forest honey, home made chocolates and other stuff. Good for some nice snaps especially of the woods.
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Mohandas Muthalpuredeth

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  • Mohandas Muthalpuredeth
  • 81 photos
  • 17 Reviews
  •  350 helpful votes
  •  240440 readers

"Very attractive Dam"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted May 6, 2016
This Dam is adjacent to Mattupetty Dam. We 7 team members visited the sight on 12th April 2016. While journey to top station we got a nice lunch at near by this Dam sight. The Hotel is very nice and homely food. No any other food court available there than this. This Dam sight is very enjoyable. Management is very poor as well as neatness is very bad.
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Ajith  Ninan

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  • Ajith Ninan
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 38 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  16862 readers

"Cool breeze with awesome view"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 30, 2016
Kundala dam lake comes on the way when you are returning from Top station so people who are visiting top station can halt at Kundala dam and just enjoy the beauty of the lake. Some pictures clicked here look exactly like some high profile location pictures where you get the half fogged out mountains with lake as backdrop. There are many huge trees here for guys who wanna click photos, feels exactly like the forests in Manali.
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Jaison Netto

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  • Jaison Netto
  • Lives in Kochi
  • 168 photos
  • 80 Reviews
  •  56 helpful votes
  •  299568 readers

"A nice place to visit in Munnar"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Feb 4, 2016
It's worth visiting this place when you come to Munnar. I would recommend this place over Mattupetty Dam.

Boating here is actually good. You can spend at least half an hour for boating and there are lot of shops with handicrafts and other items for some shopping. Also there is horse riding facility available.

The best time to visit this place will be evenings or by early morning 8AM as the place will be quite chilling at these times. Make sure that you have sweaters if you are going at these times.

Don't forget to taste the bread omelets and the home made chocolates from this location.
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Aakash Deosdhar

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  • Aakash Deosdhar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1296 readers

"Natural lake and nice atmosphere"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2015
We really had good peaceful time around the Kundala Lake, beautiful place, awesome atmosphere, calm and peaceful. I spent couple of hours here and it was really enlightening moment, recommended.
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  • Paresh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1071 readers

"Secluded beautiful location"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 21, 2015
The lake sits silently between the hill range offering pleasant views. Pedal boating facility is available. It is a very good place to enjoy evenings and relax.
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Shinto K anto

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  • Shinto K anto
  • Lives in Thrissur
  • 118 photos
  • 37 Reviews
  •  74 helpful votes
  •  37481 readers

"Lake in the valley"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 2, 2015
It looks like a Himalayan lake. All sides are beautiful with green mountains. They allow you to do a pedal boating in the lake for a very reasonable price. Photogenic place I will say. If you are on a a family vacation, come here and eat a lunch together. Spend some time with nature. It's not advisable to swim in the lake though.

PS: Please do not litter. Don't kill its beauty :)
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Joji Joseph

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  • Joji Joseph
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 98 photos
  • 200 Reviews
  •  283 helpful votes
  •  148861 readers

"A picnic spot with panoramic view"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jun 9, 2015
Kundala Lake and surroundings, a pictographic place, about 23 kms from Munnar is situated at a height of 1700 meters above MSL. Kundala Lake is an artificial reservoir of a small dam having arch shape which is believed to the first arch dam in Asia. The area has become a fascinating picnic spot in Idukki District of Kerala. A narrow side road on the top of the dam gives a panoramic view of the area. While I visited it was not raining and we just sat there watching the mountains, the fast moving clouds and the tranquil lake gave a comforting feel. The Lake has various boating facilities like Row boats, Kashmiri-Shikara ride or pedal boats that take us around the dam and to the interiors of the lake. Also horseback ride and balloon shooting games are fun activities, kids and adults equally can try. Though the reservoir has boating facilities we didn't opt for that but just spent time watching the nature and its beauty. There is a Golf course by the side of the lake owned by Tata Tea Company. The lake is surrounded by eucalyptus and pine trees and Aruvikkara Waterfall that sprinkles grandly.
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