|A 13-km drive from Munnar on a winding road cutting through lush greenery would take you to the Mattupetty hills. The hills are situated at about 1,700 m above sea level. Besides the green rolling hills, the attractions here include a dam, lake and a dairy farm of international standards. About 7 km from Mattupetty is Kundala, another beautiful picnic spot where large green tea plantations and a dam with a scenic reservoir await travellers.
Mattupetty dam and lake
Boating on the calm serene Mattupetty lake is a not-to-miss affair. The lake is on the border of a forest and if the travellers are lucky they could have the sight of elephant herds strolling on the grass land. The District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) of Idukki operates boat services in the lake. You could hire a speed launch, slow speedboat or an ordinary motorboat to explore the lake.
A short drive from Mattupetty would take you to Kundala, a small town amidst the wild and greenery. A stroll through the sprawling tea plantations would be one among the joyous moments of your travel. Kundala is situated about 20 km away from Munnar.
Another attraction here is the Kundala dam and a scenic lake where boating facilities are available. Row boats, pedal boats and shikara-style boats floating on the lake would be temptations to any traveller.
The Kundala Club, which boasts of a proud past dating back to the colonial era, is another interesting place to visit. The Club has a golf course and you can have a game with the permission of the Club Secretary. The clubhouse and premises are worth a visit.