Mattupetti Dam, near Munnar in Idukki district is a storage cocrete gravity dam built in the mountains of Kerala, to conserve water for hydroelectricity and is enveloped by grassy Mattupetty hills. Situated 13kms from Munnar, the dam is a nature lover’s haven due to its lush scenic beauty. The village of Mattupetty is positioned at an altitude of 1,700m above the sea level which makes it a delightful hill station to explore. Mattupetty is also known as ‘cattle village’, due to the famous Livestock Project and can see hundreds of varieties of high yielding cattle in this farm which is about 3kms away from the dam.
Mattupetty lies very close to the Anamudi Peak and is nestled inside the hills of Munnar, at a height of 1,700m. The dam was constructed for the purpose of power generation and water conservation. Currently, the dam is a crucial source of electricity generation in Munnar and also a paradise for many wild animals and birds due to its consistent water availability.
Water sport activities like speed boating is organised by District Tourism Promotional Council of Idukki. Daring adventurers can also participate in activities like trekking and camping in the Shola forest. The best time to visit Mattupetty is from August-May and is very easily available from Munnar town. The nearby tourist spots that deserve mentioning are the Cowboy Park located less than 2km from the dam and Yellapetty View Point which is 18kms from the dam. Yellapetty View Point on the Kannan Devan Hills takes about half an hour to reach and is at the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The Cochin International Airport is the nearest airway which is 144kms from Mattupetty dam while the closest railway station is Angamaly Railway Station also known as the Kalady Railway Station which is 109kms away. The Munnar Bus Stand is 10km away.