Mattupetty, Munnar
Offbeat Attraction


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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

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  • Excellent 53
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  • Good 45
  • Average 21
  • Below Average 8
  • Poor 1
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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
Annie jain

  • Tourist
  • Annie jain
  • Lives in Bangalore
  •  29 helpful votes
  • Posted 2 months ago
Overall Rating
  • 620

214 traveller reviews for Mattupetty

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Tushar  Shah

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  • Tushar Shah
  • Lives in Bengalooru
  • 44 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  11953 readers

"Calm Waters"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  • 31 Reviews
  •  210 helpful votes
  •  912 readers

"Dam and Speed Boating"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  9532 readers

"Must visit place in Munnar"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  •  341 readers

"Best dam in India"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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
  • 9 Reviews
  •  356 helpful votes
  •  240358 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
  • 87 photos
  • 22 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  8341 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
  • 81 photos
  • 17 Reviews
  •  347 helpful votes
  •  234056 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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Ria Banerjee

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

"Great place for boating"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 2, 2016
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
  •  627 readers

"A wonderful experience"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 19, 2016
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
  •  318 helpful votes
  •  351812 readers

"A nice experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 18, 2016
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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