Dam and Reservoir
20 - 30 Minutes
Children's play area
Mattupetty dam and its reservoir are located 13 km away from Munnar in Idukki District of the southern state of Kerala. This concrete gravity dam is built between the hill ranges and it is used mainly for water storage for hydroelectric projects It has been a vital source of power, yielding along with other such dams, huge revenue to the states. A large amount of perennially available water allows wild animals and birds to flourish. The dam was constructed under the Pallivasal Hydro-electric project in the late 1940s, for the purpose of water conservation and power generation. Now the dam is a vital source of electricity generation in Munnar and also a haven for many wild animals and birds due to its constant water availability.
Mattupetty dam is one of the major attraction of Munnar. The attractive feature of Mattupetty dam is the still water reflecting the beauty of Munnar tea garden which borders it. You can engage yourself with water sport activities like Speed launch, showboating, speedboat and motorboats organized by District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) Idukki. You can also have a ride on elephants along the pathways between the dam and tea gardens. and enjoy the pretty natural surroundings of this beautiful dam. Adventure lovers also have options here like trekking in the Shola forest. Mattupetty is ideal for trekking and bird watching, with the variety of birds found there. Small streams and waterfalls cut through the track here and there, which again adds more attraction to the place. It is also said to be one of the waterholes where the elephants in the region often visit.
- There is a speed boat and a high-speed boat. Rs 750 for 5 passengers
- To avoid crowds, first, visit the mattupatty dam then go for the other attractions like eco-point, Top station, rose garden.
- The Boating timing is after 2.30pm. Can't say about the morning timings. Make prior inquiries
|January to December|
|Monday||09:30 AM - 05:00 PM|
|Tuesday||09:30 AM - 05:00 PM|
|Wednesday||09:30 AM - 05:00 PM|
|Thursday||09:30 AM - 05:00 PM|
|Friday||09:30 AM - 05:00 PM|
|Saturday||09:30 AM - 05:00 PM|
|Sunday||09:30 AM - 05:00 PM|
|Last Admission||04:30 PM|
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