Cradled by the vigorous planting hills of Munnar, and not far abroad from the Anamudi Peak is Mattupetty. Anchored in the famous hill town of Munnar, Mattupetty amid 13 km from Munnar is anchored at a height of 1700 m, and is bliss for attributes lovers. Popular for its dam and admirable lake, Mattupetty is a hill base in Idukki district of Kerala. Located about 13 km from Munnar, the village is accepted for its breathtaking splendor, blooming valleys and favorable climate.
Blessed by Mother Nature in abundance, Idukki distrct in Kerala boasts of wildlife sanctuaries, hill stations, aroma plantations, trekking trails, waterfalls, favorable height and breathtaking beauty. Enchanting valleys, mist-laden hills, rolling grasslands, sprawling plantations and bottomward streams have fabricated Idukki a tourist paradise. Mattupetty like blow of Idukki on the bound amid Kerala and Tamil Nadu is renowned for its spices.
The Shola forest near the village is very ideal for trekking and it houses varieties of birds and animals. Rivulets and cascades in the village accomplish it more attractive.
The capital allure of the village is the Mattupetty dam and lake. The dam was built to conserve water for bearing electricity. Another allure of Mattupetty is the dairy farm, run by the Indo-Swiss livestock project. The project was started about 1963 in accord with the Swiss government. The dairy farm as well has a cattle and research centre.
A visit to the Kundala tea plantations is mandatory and Kundala Lake, which is amid in the round of the village. Tourists generally amalgamate their visit to Mattupetty with a trip to Vagamon, Munnar, Eravikulam National Park and Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary.
This amazing hill town is just a 13 km drive from the Munnar and the nearest railway station is Angamaly and the closest airport is Cochin International Airport, which is only 108 Km from this place. Thus reaching this peak near to Munnar will not be a tough task. As talking about the best time to visit Mattupetty, September to March is considered to be the best time to visit and explore this scenic place.
There are several adaptation options in Mattupetty. One can find budget and mid-range hotels with modern facilities. One can as well opt to stay in Munnar, which is just 13 km abroad from Mattupetty. There are very few eating joints in Mattupetty. One can find multi-cuisine foods in the restaurants attached to the hotels.