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Mattupetty Dam, Munnar

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Have a picnic by Mattupetty Dam, nestled in the rolling green hills and tea plantations of Munnar. Relish the fresh air and picturesque natural scenery as you take a boat ride on the reservoir’s placid waters, and view the dam, a vital source of revenue for the region. Explore the surrounding grasslands and forests, crossed by many streams and housing a variety of bird species. If you're lucky, you might spot an elephant nearby, as the majestic beasts often visit the dam area for a drink. Use our Munnar holiday planning website to arrange your visit to Mattupetty Dam and other attractions in Munnar.
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  • One of the best place to relax in munnar and view of nature scenery is beautiful I have ever seen in my life time it now, will visit this place always when I come to munnar for sure just loved it  more »
  • This dam is located some 15 km from Munnar town , road is ok , on way you see lush green beautiful tea gardens , cool weather specially in morning hours adds to serene atmosphere, additional...  more »
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  • Mattupetty Dam, near Munnar in Idukki District, is a storage Concrete Gravity dam built in the mountains of Kerala, India to conserve water for hydroelectricity. It has been a vital source of power yielding along with other such dams, huge revenue to the states. The large amount of perennially available water allows wild animals and birds to flourish. However salinity caused by irrigation and water-logging are of concern to environmentalists.
  • Mattupetty dam isn't as big as idukki dam, but it is still very impressive. I saw it after monsoon rains when the water level was very high. The height difference between both sides of the dam was astonishing. It's hard to believe 85m of water is few feet away from you, held together by a narrow band of concrete. Come here in the evening to enjoy golden sunlight set against trees and water.
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