Mattupetty, Munnar
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Mattupetty

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Mattupetty
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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.

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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Excellent 24
  • Very Good 33
  • Good 19
  • Average 9
  • Below Average 4
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 2
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Camera/Video allowed
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91 traveller reviews for Mattupetty

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Pullesh Kumar
  • Pullesh Kumar
  • 1 Review

"Awesome location, natural eatables available" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Mattupetty Dam is an awesome place and location in Munnar. There are some natural snack are available like carrot, mango and some other food. On the way to Mattupetty Dam from the busstop there is a park known as Elephant Park. You can have an Elephant ride for Rs. 500.
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Shreekanth Sadashiva
  • Shreekanth Sadashiva
  • 2 Reviews

"A very scenic place" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
It is a very scenic place and must visit one when you visit Munnar. Boating over here is very nice. The dam back water, mountains on the other side is very scenic. The photo taken from here became my desktop wallpaper.
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Narendrashushi
  • Narendrashushi
  • Lives in Indore
  • 5 Reviews

"Mattupetty Dam with speed water boat" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Very good experience of speed boating over there, we can say that it is paisa-vasool kind of attraction is this. My advice to traveler is that they should take good quality camcorder along with them. Because speed of that boat and green hills and water sprinkle, all this you have to capture in your cameras.
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Thiagarajan Swaminathan
  • Thiagarajan Swaminathan
  • Lives in Cuddalore
  • 5 Reviews

"Good place to experience" new review

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
The dam is fine and we took boat ride here. It is a huge dam and one round through the dam takes around 30 minutes. Jolly ride, great experience in the motor boat. They charge Rs. 600 for a four seater. We two shared with two of Hyderabadi friends and shared the ride.
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Job Thangasamy
  • Job Thangasamy
  • 1 photo
  • 4 Reviews

"The small dam but with a difference" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
You cannot call it a dam but a dam with a difference. When I was a child, Munnar was developed as a tourist destination. We call this tourist place as Mattupetty dam only. Today we find boats floating on the beautiful water. The water is still and tranquil.
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Balaji
  • Balaji
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 5 Reviews

"Large amount of perennially available water allows wild animals and birds to fl"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Nice dam, boating avalible. Nice place, fully watery and we enjoyed Mattupetty Dam. Horse ride available and boating. Mattupetty is very near to Munnar. Must visit place to visit in Munnar. The large amount of perennially available water allows wild animals and birds to flourish.
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Vikram Sivagiri
  • Vikram Sivagiri
  • Lives in Sivagiri
  • 2 Reviews

"Adventurous and enjoyable boating"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Dec 1, 2014
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 Dec 1, 2014
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 Nov 21, 2014
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 Nov 18, 2014
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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