Distance : 13 Km
Direction : Mattupetty
Situated at the height of 1700 Mtr above sea level, Mattupetty is located at 13 Km away from Munnar on the way to Top Station. Mattupetty Dam which has been constructed in connection with Pullivasal Hydro-Electric Project. An independent hydroelectric system is functioning near the dam, with the capacity of 2MW. The grass mounts of the Indo-Swiss Project, a great variety of trees and plants are eye catching sights. During day time, even, elephants roaming through the thick Eucalyptus trees.
The Mattupetty Lake spread over 8 Kms. The District Tourism Promotion Council, Idukki District, has made arrangement for boating in this lake. Many varieties of boats are available for boating like speed boat, rover boat, big slow boat etc. Beneath the deep lake, the remnants of Mattupetty Village and railway tracks.
Now wondering, the railways were functioning at Mattupetty in 19th century. Two stations were constructed in Mattupetty and Palar (Echo Point) and the railway was named "Kundalay Valley Light Railways". Four train were operated-"Highrange", "Anaimudi", "Boockanar" and "Kundalai". The railway tracks were completely washed out in a rain and thunder storm in 1924.
The Mattupetty lake and dam is a very beautiful picnic spot. Mattupetty is a place nobody missed to visit while on a trip to Munnar.