Mattupetty, Munnar
Offbeat Attraction


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273 Ratings & 212 Reviews

About Mattupetty

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Mattupetty (the Cattle Village) is a small town which has become a popular picnic spot among tourists visiting Munnar. Mattupetty is located at an altitude of about 1700 m above sea level, at a distance of 13 km from Munnar.

Mattupetty is famous for its Indo - Swiss Farm.  The Indo - Swiss Livestock Project, which was formulated around 1963, was set in Munnar in collaboration with Swiss Government.

Indo – Swiss Farm consists of a project site, a cattle centre and a research centre. The project site is located amidst sprawling grasslands for cattle to freely graze around. The project site also includes landscaped gardens which has many varieties of flowering plants.

At Indo - Swiss Farm, more than 100 varieties of high yielding breeds of cattle are reared. Visitors are allowed only in three cattle sheds among the 12 cattle sheds at Mattupetty.

Mattupetty Dam and Lake is situated about 3 km away from Indo – Swiss Farm. Tourists visiting Mattupetty Dam and Lake often go for boating at the lake to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. Kundala Lake and Tea Plantations lie in close vicinity to Mattupetty Dam and Lake.

What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

Experience scale
  • Excellent 53
  • Very Good 83
  • Good 43
  • Average 22
  • Below Average 8
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 2
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

212 traveller reviews for Mattupetty

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Sundarraj kaushik

  • Tourist
  • Sundarraj kaushik
  • 9 Reviews
  •  354 helpful votes
  •  231951 readers

"A good water body, expensive boat ride"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
During peak summer there was water in this dam, water sufficient to provide boat rides. But the boat rides themselves were quite expensive (1000+ rupees for a family).

The place did not have too much toilet facilities. Food is available in the various stalls set around the dam. There are no proper restaurants or shops in the area.

The boating area is about a kilometre away from the dam and I cannot comment on the facilities available as I decided to skip the boating.
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Chandan Adiga

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  • Chandan Adiga
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 79 photos
  • 21 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  5145 readers

"Dam is surrounded with green mountains"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Dam is around 12 km from Munnar city. The road is very narrow and causes traffic jam on weekends. There is boat riding facility. I think most of tourists spots in Munnar has boating. Well, dam is surrounded with green mountains. You feel lost in amidst of green/nature in odd times. Otherwise it's just like any other busy city traffic.
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Mohandas Muthalpuredeth

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  • Mohandas Muthalpuredeth
  • 81 photos
  • 17 Reviews
  •  347 helpful votes
  •  230985 readers

"Very attractive sightseeing location"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We 7 team members visited the Mattupetty Dam on the way to top station. The dam is very nice but managing the surroundings are very poor. No fees collected. The location is very beautiful. Our visit was during April 2016 the Water in Dam is too short. Very attractive sight seeing location.
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Ria Banerjee

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  • Ria Banerjee
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  208 readers

"Great place for boating"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Amazing scenic beauty. Must visit sightseeing in Munnar. It rained the time we visited which made the place even more beautiful and serene. Best season to visit is June to September. Entry fee to the dam is 20/- boating fee is separate. Great place for boating.
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  • Sudhakar
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  260 readers

"A wonderful experience"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We had fantastic speed boat ride here, really wonderful experience. But we have to wait for a long after booking due to shortage of boats. Please plan early in order to avoid last minute rush.
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  • Arun
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  317 helpful votes
  •  350146 readers

"A nice experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Good place to receive the tourists. The boating was quite good, But the traffic was killing our time to reach the next place. Overall, I a had good experience from this place.
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Shoury bansal

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  • Shoury bansal
  • Lives in Haldwani
  • 6 photos
  • 22 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  180342 readers

"Nice place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We have visited the dam and also done the boating. This a good place & very quiet. We also tried the horse riding. Good place to visit & romance.
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Dhanesh Kumar

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  • Dhanesh Kumar
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 5 photos
  • 50 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  12262 readers

"Major place of Tourist attraction"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Mattupetty Lake and Dam are major places of tourist attraction. You can have a glimpse of architectural creation of Mattupetty Dam and also have a beautiful look of lake. You can also have boat ride facility and spend good time here.
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Pradeep Ramachandran

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  • Pradeep Ramachandran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 314 photos
  • 100 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  20651 readers

"An average place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 12, 2016
It is an average place and we can spend little time. It is small dam with approach road. From top of this dam we can see the water flow to the power generator. Many shops are surrounded to this place and we can buy varieties of caps. Also Horse ride and Elephant safari is available here.
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Sanjeev Gupta

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  • Sanjeev Gupta
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 162 photos
  • 24 Reviews
  •  3218 readers

"Small dam but worth a visit"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Mar 3, 2016
It is a small dam both in terms of length and height but it has still created a big and beautiful lake. The lake is surrounded by small hills. There are some shacks selling eatables and other items on both sides of the dam. One of the places to visit while in Munnar.
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