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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  • Very Good 37
  • Good 21
  • Average 11
  • Below Average 5
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 2
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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102 traveller reviews for Mattupetty

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Dibin John

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  • Dibin John
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  564 readers

"A cool mountain" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Its a cool mountain with beautiful sightseeing, I wonder that I could live for life here. You must come and enjoy the place in god's own country.
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Raj Jithu

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  • Raj Jithu
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 21 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  4030 readers

"Good place for trekking" new review

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Mattupetty is a really good place for mild to medium trekking. It has a dam which is used for the purpose of water conservation and power generation. The still water of the dam and the nearby tea ground, makes Mattupetty an ideal tourist destination. The best time to visit Mattupetty is from the month of August to May.
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Krishnan Srinivasan

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  • Krishnan Srinivasan
  • Lives in Kochi
  • 9 photos
  • 21 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1953 readers

"You can go boating at the dam site"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Motor boats are available, if you are a family 5 people can go in a boat otherwise you have to pay the full amount to get an exclusive boat. For a group 20 people capacity boat is also available. Boating is upto 5 pm.
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Sathya Sudhan

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  • Sathya Sudhan
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 7 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
  •  3295 readers

"A good photographic place"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Nice peaceful place to climb down..Old people can't walk down. Place with water and green areas. Loving and mesmerising place to enjoy, don't miss it. Good air flow. People who want a peaceful place must go here.
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Supraja Jilin

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  • Supraja Jilin
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  190 readers

"A cool place"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Fantastic sightseeing with hills, tea estates, water falls, botanical gardens, boating. Can know about various plants. Tea leaves can be purchased. Elephant safari in jungle is really awesome. Excellent shopping places. Mountaineering is superb. Excellent place for new married couples.
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Rajiv

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  • Rajiv
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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 11 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  6584 readers

"Average point"

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Nothing is there expect a slice gate dam on the Periyar river. You may enjoy boating there but nothing more is there. Not preferable place you can find such dam everywhere.
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Rakesh Gupta

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  • Rakesh Gupta
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 8 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  3525 readers

"Must go"

  • 3.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
NIce to visit this place, its not very crowded, we visited around 1:00 in noon but right time to visit is early morning or evening but it was worth visiting the place. One must go.
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Yusuf Gundagi

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  • Yusuf Gundagi
  • Lives in Kalyan
  • 15 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  3499 readers

"Not much than boating"

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It is a good view of Dam and lake and also the mountains but there is not much to do here and to enjoy except boating for which there is lot of queue.
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Ayoob Kp

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  • Ayoob Kp
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 2 Reviews
  •  214 readers

"Nice place and chance of spotting Elephants"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It is really nice place in Munnar, there is Indo-Swiss farm you feel like you are in Switzerland and it is located on the way to Kanthalloor. Better go in summer season and winter season, there is a chance to see elephant in that place.
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Nagaratnam

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  • Nagaratnam
  • Lives in Adilabad
  • 4 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2475 readers

"Nice view and shops nearby are expensive"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Good view from the top, near by boating is available really good facilities. On Summer time sun shade is needed and nearby shops are very expensive.
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