Mattupetty, Munnar
Offbeat Attraction


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About Mattupetty (Offbeat Attraction)

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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 Mattupetty

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  • Excellent 55
  • Very Good 85
  • Good 45
  • Average 21
  • 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

1 Video Reviews for Mattupetty

Annie jain

  • Tourist
  • Annie jain
  • Lives in Bangalore
  •  99 helpful votes
  • Posted Aug 14, 2016
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Ashish Dharaviya

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  • Ashish Dharaviya
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  1469 readers

"Mattupetty dam is in very good location"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 9, 2017
I have visited the Mattupetty dam recently it is located about 14-15km from Munnar bus stand, the Mattupetty dam is very good in location the Mattupetty dam has a shooting point near it.
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Vibha Singh

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  • Vibha Singh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1156 readers

"The lake is serene and clean"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 4, 2017
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
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Claudette Gomes

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  • Claudette Gomes
  • Lives in Goa
  • 2 Reviews
  •  500 readers


  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 14, 2016
It is around half an hour drive from Munnar city, through beautiful tea estates. Added roadside attractions of elephant park and horse riding along the way. Drive over the dam to reach an amusement park which has boating, and a cowboy park with fun filled activities for children, enough to spend the entire day
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Tushar  Shah

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  • Tushar Shah
  • Lives in Bengalooru
  • 44 photos
  • 14 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  14040 readers

"Calm Waters"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 28, 2016
A good place to take the kids as there are lot of fun games, boating & other activities near the Mattupetty Dam. The boating activities do not happen during rains & the boating activity closes by 4:30 pm.
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Rishi Kochhar

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  • Rishi Kochhar
  • 242 photos
  • 34 Reviews
  •  247 helpful votes
  •  2527 readers

"Dam and Speed Boating"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 21, 2016
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.
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Mayank Singh

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  • Mayank Singh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 8 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  12398 readers

"Must visit place in Munnar"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 21, 2016
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 sain

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  • Kanheya lal sain
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1179 readers

"Best dam in India"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 13, 2016
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 also a bridge. Many foreign visitors come there. The sight is very beautiful.
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Sundarraj kaushik

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  • Sundarraj kaushik
  • 11 Reviews
  •  359 helpful votes
  •  260359 readers

"A good water body, expensive boat ride"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted May 17, 2016
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
  • 139 photos
  • 30 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  14566 readers

"Dam is surrounded with green mountains"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 10, 2016
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
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  • 17 Reviews
  •  350 helpful votes
  •  239425 readers

"Very attractive sightseeing location"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted May 6, 2016
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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