Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Amazing Mattupetty Dam in Munnar

Those visiting Munnar for the first time should make sure that their trip includes a visit to the famous Mattupetty Dam, which is few kilometers away from Munnar Town. Mattupetty Dam is one of the most popular travel destinations in Munnar and it is mainly a storage concrete gravity dam     which is used for the conservation of hydro electricity. The dam which is situated around 13 kilometers away from Munnar is well known for its amazing beauty and as a perfect boating destination in Munnar.
Boating in Mattupetty is another major attraction of Mattupetty dam and people from different parts come here to enjoy an amazing boating experience. The fee for boating is starts from around Rs 75 per head and you can enjoy boating for around 15-20 minutes. The boating in Mattupetty dam is arranged by District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) Idukki and the boats include speed boats, row boats and pedal boats. The boating is conducted with highly skilled persons and all the safety measures are followed.

Apart from boating, the Mattupetty Dam also offers an amazing panoramic view which you are sure to enjoy. There are also some amazing natural species which you can see if you are lucky enough. The surrounding hills and landscape adds more to the beauty of Mattupetty dam and it is always better to visit this place when there is no rain. The best time to visit Mattupetty Dam is between October to March when the climate is very cool without any rain.

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