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Mattupetty, the farm tourism destination in Munnar, Kerala, is situated at a height of 1700 m above sea level, 13 Km from the town. Mattupetty Lake and Dam is a major picnic spot, with the panoramic view of the tea plantations and the lake. Boating facilities are available in the reservoir. Mattupetty is also well known for its highly specialized dairy farm. There are over 100 varieties of high yielding cattle at the specialized dairy farm at Mattupetty and visitors are allowed into three of the eleven cattle sheds at the farm. The large amount of perennially flowing water allows wild animals and birds to flourish, and has been a vital source of power.
Cradled by the undulating plantation hills of Munnar, and not far away from the Anamudi peak is the farm tourism destination of Mattupetty which is a delight for nature lovers.Mattupetty offers many fascinating sights to relish. Besides the lush green tea plantations, and the rolling grasslands, the Shola forests in and around Mattupetty are ideal for trekking and are habitat to a variety of birds. Rivulets and cascades crisscross the terrain here, which again adds more attraction to the place.
One of the main attractions in Mattupetty is the beautiful lake, and the Mattupetty Dam, which are ideal picnic spots. The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), Idukki provides boating facilities in the Mattupetty Dam. Speed launch, slow speedboat and motorboats are available on hire. Other nearby places of interest includes the picturesque Kundala tea plantations and the Kundala Lake.Of all the main attractions at Mattupetty is the dairy farm, run by the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project. The dairy farm is a unique one of its kind with several varieties of high-yielding cattle being reared.
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