Mattupetty, Munnar
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Mattupetty

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Mattupetty
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114 Ratings & 85 Reviews

About Mattupetty

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.

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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

Experience scale
  • Excellent 19
  • Very Good 33
  • Good 18
  • Average 9
  • Below Average 4
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 2
Travellers recommend
  • 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

85 traveller reviews for Mattupetty

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Vikram Sivagiri
  • Vikram Sivagiri
  • Lives in Sivagiri
  • 2 Reviews

"Adventurous and enjoyable boating"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was amazing while crossing tea estates. And also via dam we have to elephants salaries it will be really adventure one. And they allowed photos snaps also when riding with elephants. The boating will be really enjoyable one.
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Renuga Krishnan
  • Renuga Krishnan
  • Lives in Rajapalayam
  • 5 Reviews

"Nothing to shop around"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I have been here for one hour. I saw the dam it is very huge. The water flow is beautiful and I took some photos of dam for me shopping is not there. I wanted to be there some more time. The climate was very nice.
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Varatharaj Kannan
  • Varatharaj Kannan
  • Lives in Udumalaipettai
  • 8 Reviews

"Short walk and boating"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
You will see a large storage of water where you can go for a boat ride. A short walk on the bridge will make it a good time. You can see the shutters of dam and the water flowing through it during certain times. Boating will be of great experience.
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Shivaji sh S
  • Shivaji sh S
  • 1 Review

"Place for a quick weekend chillout"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
One of the place one should definitely visit is Mattupetty Dam. The climate, the scenic view is simply awesome. You can find elephants on the way. And nice scenic spots, places completely covered with grass, up and downs like a movie location spot. Dam is good, and good location to take photos.
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Joshua Andrews
  • Joshua Andrews
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 6 Reviews

"Pleasant and peaceful place"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The area was pleasant and peaceful was able to enjoy with family and friend would like to visit such peaceful calm and quiet place. The place is very refreshing to me, lot place to walk around and the place is quite.
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Dalip Sesodia
  • Dalip Sesodia
  • Lives in Adityana
  • 4 Reviews

"Beautiful scenic place"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Beautiful scenes around the dam and option of boating. The hills nearby are covered by forests and if you are lucky, you might see some wild elephants grazing around in the fields.
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Aiyappa Muthanna
  • Aiyappa Muthanna
  • Lives in Pune
  • 5 photos
  • 6 Reviews

"Excellent view, spend best time"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The view was excellent of the mountains and the place was not crowded and was sunny, the best time to go is in the evening around 4 pm to get a view of the dam and the mountains surroundings.You can carry your own food but cannot spend much time here as not much place for people to sit around.
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Boopathy Krishnaswamy
  • Boopathy Krishnaswamy
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 7 Reviews

"Elephant ride is good, different eatables available"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
There is one lake where we can enjoy boating. Elephant ride is also available. Snack stalls are available which are not providing quality food. Shops which are selling handicrafts are also available. This is about 10 Kms from from the town and the road is good. There is no restriction to carry our belongings.
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Ganeshkarthick Radhakrishnan
  • Ganeshkarthick Radhakrishnan
  • 15 photos
  • 8 Reviews

"Enjoy during sunshine"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Good place to visit, there is speed boat facility which is nice. Go to all these places when there is no rain and during sunshine. You can enjoy all these places.
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Satheesh
  • Satheesh
  • Lives in Virudhunagar
  • 6 Reviews

"Relaxing Place under the tree"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Sep 26, 2014
I have attracted with this place and had a nice conversation with my wife below the long lengthy trees and side of lake water. Good place for speaking with our loved ones.
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