Popular for its dam and beautiful lake, Mattupetty is a hill station situated at a height of 1,700 m in Idukki district of Kerala. Located about 13 km from Munnar, the village is known for its scenic splendour, green valleys and salubrious climate.
Blessed by Mother Nature in abundance, Idukki district in Kerala boasts of wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, spice plantations, trekking trails, waterfalls, salubrious climate and scenic beauty.
Enchanting valleys, mist-laden hills, rolling grasslands, sprawling plantations and cascading streams have made Idukki a tourist paradise. Mattupetty like rest of Idukki on the border between Kerala and Tamil Nadu, is known for its spices.
The Shola forest near the village is perfect for trekking and it houses varieties of birds and animals. Rivulets and cascades in the village make it more attractive.
The main attraction of the village is the Mattupetty dam and lake. The dam was built to conserve water for producing electricity.
Another attraction of Mattupetty is the dairy farm, run by the Indo-Swiss livestock project. The project was started around 1963 in collaboration with the Swiss government. The dairy farm also has a cattle and research centre.
A visit to the Kundala tea plantations is mandatory. and Kundala Lake, which is located in the vicinity of the village.
Tourists often combine their visit to Mattupetty with a trip to Vagamon, Munnar, Eravikulam National Park and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary.
WHERE TO STAY
There are several accommodation options in Mattupetty. One can find budget and mid-range hotels with modern facilities. One can also opt to stay in Munnar, which is just 13 km away from Mattupetty.
WHERE TO EAT
There are very few eating joints in Mattupetty. One can find multi-cuisine food in the restaurants attached to the hotels.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best time to visit the park is during the months of September to March.