13 Kms From Munnar, Kerala
1700 m Above Sea Level
: Indo-Swiss Livestock Project
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Famous for its Indo-Swiss livestock project, Mattupetty is situated at a height of 1700 m and is just 13 km from Munnar. There are over 100 varieties of high yielding cattle at the specialized dairy farm and visitors are allowed into three of the eleven cattle sheds at the farm. The Mattupetty Lake and Dam, just a short distance from the farm, is a very beautiful picnic spot.
Nearby is the Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala Lake, both tourist attractions. Boating facilities on the Mattupetty Dam on speed launches and slow speed motor boats are available.
Mattupetty Lake And Dam:
A nature lover's paradise, Mattuppetty Lake is nestled on the hills of Idukki, one of the most nature rich districts of Kerala.The calm, tranquil waters of the Mattuppetty Lake offer solace to the weary souls. A boat cruise on the lake is the best way to experience the idyllic destination.
The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) at Idukki is providing speed boats, motor boats, pedal boats and row boat facilities at the lake.
Indo-Swiss Livestock Project:
Mattuppetty is noted for its Indo-Swiss Livestock Project, where improved varieties of cattle are bred. The farm is open to visitors from morning till evening.
HOW TO GET THERE
Air: Nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, about 130 km.
Rail: Nearest railway station is at Kottayam about 142 km from Munnar.
Road: Mattuppetty is just a 13 km drive from Munnar, the most enchanting hill station of south India.