Mattupetty Overview

Ranked 2 of 63 sightseeing in Munnar

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 Mattupetty

Experience scale
  • Excellent 40
  • Good 37
  • Very Good 34
  • Average 16
  • Below Average 3
  • Terrible 2
  • Poor 1
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: During Day
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: 1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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61% voted as clean

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Mattupetty dam, Munnar

Review and Ratings

Sumitjot Singh4.3/5

13 reviews

Awesome place to fun and adventure

this place is awesome as here you can enjoy speed boating. shopping, restaurant, spa, and much more .... prices are also not too high and all the items are in healthy budget.

Shvetang Gupta5.0/5

32 reviews

Shooting place

Mattupetty dam is really a pictorial place in munnar. It is 15 Km from Munnar town and on the way to Top station. You can enjoy in this place 2-3 hrs. Boating option is also available. A lot of vendor is here selling homemade chocolate and food. Really tasty and enjoyed a lot.

Ashish Dharaviya4.3/5

11 reviews

Mattupetty dam is in very good location

i have visited the mattuppaty dam recently it is located about 14-15km from munnar bus stand the mattupatty dam is very good in location the mattupaty dam has a shooting point near it

Vibha Singh4.6/5

6 reviews

The lake is serene and clean

The place is beautiful with the picturesque view the lake,and the surroundings. Boating facility is available if you wish to do, there are many small vendors selling fruits and other eatables outside the lake which is the local food. Things must carry : A camera :P

Claudette Gomes5.0/5

2 reviews


It is around half an hour drive from munnar city, through beautiful tea estates. Added roadside attractions of elephant park n horse riding along the way. Drive over d dam to reach an amusement park which has boating, and a cowboy park with fun filled activities for children, enough to spend d entire day

Tushar Shah3.6/5

14 reviews

Calm Waters

A good place to take the kids as there are lot of fun games, boating & other activities near the Mattupetty Dam. The boating avtivities do not happen during rains & the boating activity closes by 4.30PM

Rishi Kochhar3.6/5

91 reviews

Dam and Speed Boating

It's a dam and has a Speed Boating option. Nothing great to visit but if one is staying for 3 days in munnar then for sightseeing one can opt to go.We visited for few hours and it was average.

Mayank Singh4.3/5

8 reviews

Must visit place in Munnar

The calmness of this place can be compared with that of a meditation hall and the recommended time to be here is in morning right before the crowd start flocking this place. Munnar being a celebrated tourist place in South India is now becoming too crowded and even causing traffic jams on the hilly roads, especially on weekends. I would advise to start early from Munnar city to Mattupetty dam and enjoy the still water and picturesque hills, heaven for photographers. After a while the boating service starts and gives the tourist a whole new view to the scenic beauty while paddling in the boat, although a bit expensive. From here one can continue towards other spots like echo point, Kundala lake and top station.

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Kanheya lal sain4.3/5

2 reviews

Best dam in India

the best dam in India I've seen in India so far.we can go near the water. Indian navy does their training there.the atmosphere there was awesome.we can go there at any time.there is a bridge there also.many foreign visitors come there.the sight is very beautiful.

Sundarraj kaushik2.9/5

12 reviews

A good water body, expensive boat ride

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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