About 13 km away from Munnar, Mattupetty Dam is situated which is a concrete gravity dam. This dam was established during the 1949 and 1953 for the conservation of water and the hydroelectricity generation. Being enclosed upon an altitude of 1700 m from the sea level, Mattupetty Dam Munnar is currently shining as an important source of electricity and earns hefty income for the state of Kerala.
Apart from the huge structure, Mattupetty Dam is a true delight for nature enthusiasts. So, if you are also the one who wants to relax in the lap of nature, then the dam and its surroundings like charming valleys, foggy hills, rotating grasslands, and outpouring small rivers will surely captivate all your visual senses. Besides in the environment of the dam Munnar, there is a wonderful lake where you can enjoy the speed boating as well as other water sport activities. The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), Idukki offers boating facilities, speed launch, slow speedboat and motorboats on hire.
Moreover here you can also indulge in other exhilarating optional activities such as trekking adventure through the Shola forest. The trekking in this forest will allow you to explore a wide array of flora and fauna of the region. In addition to the forest, there are many places near Kerala Munnar dam include the sparkling Kundala Lake and the splendid Kundala tea plantations, etc. which can make your trip even more memorable.
Being adorned with lots of natural wonders, Mattupetty Dam is a great place for shopping. Yes, the parking point of the dam is like a small bazaar. Here you find many stalls that sell a huge array of wooden items such as showpieces, spoons, boxes, utensils, pen stands, coasters, trays, and other stuff. All the items or souvenirs sold here are available at extremely affordable rates.
Last but not least, as Mattupetty village is a hill station, the weather of the village and Mattupetty Dam is always pleasant, so you can come anytime around the 365 days of the year.
Mattupetty Dam Timings: 9:30 A.M to 5:00 P.M
Mattupetty Dam Entry Fees: INR 10
Mattupetty Dam Boating Fees:
- INR 300 for 1-5 pax for ordinary boating for 15 minutes
- INR 500 for 1-5 pax for speed boating for 15 minutes
- INR 700 for 20 people for Big Boat for 30 minutes
- INR 50 for horse ride