South Indian - Tourist Attractions - Mattupetty Lake and Dam - Kerala
The Mattupetty Dam located near Munnar is a Concrete Gravity Storage Dam that was built for conservation of hydroelectricity in the 1940s. It is nestled inside the hills and is very near to the Anaimudi peak. There are a lot of lush greenery to be explored in this area and the Mattupetty Lake and Dam constitute to the main attraction in the area.
Specialty of Mattupetty Lake and Dam
Mattupetty has always served as a popular tourist attraction and one of the most attractive part of this place is the still water from the Dam in which the surrounding tea plantations are reflected. The Mattupetty Lake offers speed boat riding and trekking in Shola forest
Amidst the Shola forest and the tea plantations lies the serene Mattupetty Lake which is situated just a few miles away from the Dam. There are many things to do here. Tourists usually go for a motor boat pedal boar, row boat or speed boat riding. Some visitors like to enjoy the tranquility of the lake and enjoy the scene from the shore.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit is during the months of August to May.
Nearby places to visit
Lockhart tea factory, Tea Gardens, Lockheart Gap and Photo Point.
Ways to reach
By Air : The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport which is 108 kilometers from Munnar.
By Road : The Kerala State government offers a lot of buses from many places to Munnar. Tourists can hire a cab to reach the Dam and Lake at Munnar.
By Train : The nearest railway station is Angamaly.