Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Munnar : Mattupetty Dam and Mattupetty Lake

--> Munnar - Part 1: Hilltop Tea Town Bordered By Tea Estates and Green Valleys
--> Munnar - Part 2: Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak and The Endangered Moutain Goat - Nilgiri Tahr

Our next destination in Munnar was Mattupetty Dam and Mattupetty Lake.
Mattupetty Dam :
This dam has been built to conserve water for hydroelectricity. This is the vital source of power to Munnar. Its a storage Concrete Gravity dam. The scenery here is spell bounding. When we reached the dam there were very few tourists. So we enjoyed the scenery, pristine blue water and cool breeze without any disturbance. Loved the view from the bridge. A walk down through the bridge will be good to refresh the mood. The flow of water from other side of the bridge is something which I have not seen in any other dams.
Flow Of Water From The Dam

There are many small shops and street vendors around the lake where you can buy many stuffs from eatables to handicrafts but bargain hard. You can hire horse for riding. Or simply click the photos of beautiful surroundings till you get tired.

Mattupetty Lake :
Just a short distance from the dam there is a beautiful lake nestled on the hills, surrounded by tea gardens, hilly woods and shola forests. This lake is formed by the dam. The calm, tranquil waters of the Mattuppetty Lake offer solace to the weary souls. The panoramic view offered by the serene lake and hills is worth travelling a long distance.

Shola Forests in The Background Of The Lake
There are boating facilities for tourists. Tourists can enjoy speed boats, motor boats, pedal boats and row boat facilities at the lake. Dont want to go for boating? Then just sit back on shore, relax and enjoy the nature at its best. Divinity of the nature reflects in crystal clear blue waters of the lake. There are some beatiful resorts on the hills overlooking the lake.  

Resort Overlooking the Lake
Mesmarised by the beauty of the nature, I could not help but sing a song..
ಓ ಸುಂದರೆ ... ವಸುಂಧರೆ.. ಮನೋಹರೇ.... ತುಂಬಿದ ಚೆಲುವು ನಿನ್ನದು ....
ನೋಡಲು ಕಣ್ಣುಗಳೇ ಸಾಲದು.... 


R Niranjan Das said...

Excellent captures.


Aryan singh said...
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Chetana said...

Thank you Niranjan and Aryan

Aravind GJ said...

Beautiful snaps!!