Mattupetti Dam, Munnar Overview
Mattupetty Dam is a strong gravity dam which was constructed for power generation and water conservation. Located in the Munar hills near the Anamudi peak, the dam is situated 1700 meters high. The green valleys and pleasant ambience surrounding make up for a captivating site. The reflection of the tea gardens into the water is the most beautiful part of the dam. Speed boating too is organized here by the Tourism Promotion Council of the district of Idukki. Other water sports organized include motor boats, paddle boats, and rowboats.
The dam was built in the late 1940s as a part of the Pallivasal Hydro-electric project and is now an important source of energy in Munnar in addition to being an important water source for birds and animals. Numerous elephants can be spotted at the dam since it is their favourite spot to drink water. The Mattupetty Dam is a perfect relaxation place for all the nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. One can sit back and enjoy the peaceful surroundings while boating in the dam. All those who love adventures can go out on a trekking quest in the Shola forests. The mesmerizing climate of the place adds to the enjoyment.