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Mattupetty Hills

By Vishnudas
Mattupetty Hills Kerala is not only a land of pristine beaches and breathtaking backwaters
but also of pleasant hill stations. The hill stations of Kerala have their own magic and charm which you will find nowhere else. The tall green hills, the silently floating clouds above, the sun playing hide and seek with the clouds, the dense forests enriching the environment with their beautiful scenery and clean fresh air all make the hill stations of Kerala a paradise in themself. People from far flung places come to these hill stations to experience nature in its purest form and escape the heat of the evil summer. 

One of the most popular hill stations of Kerala is the Mattupetty Hills, which is very close to another major hill station Munnar, just at a distance of 12 kms. Located at an altitude of 1700 metres above sea level this small and quite hill station provides you a perfect opportunity to have some quiet, beautiful time with your friends of family. You can also choose this hill station as your honeymoon destination, for its romantic nature and surroundings.

With its many delightful sights and tourist places to greet the tourist, Mattupetty Hills is one of the favorite choices of tourist coming for a Kerala tour. There are so many interesting places one can visit here like the fort of Tipu Sultan which was built in the 18th century, the Malampuzha Dam Garden, the nearby silent Valley Hills, the tea plantations, the Kundala Lake dam etc. 

However the most important attraction of this place is the Mattupetty Lake and dam. It is a favorite picnic spot, both for the tourists and the locals. Boating facilities are also available in the lake which makes the trip all the more exciting. Another popular attraction that tourists often visit out here is the dairy farm which specializes in Indo-Swiss livestock.

 There are about 100 varieties of cattle in this farm which produce high quantities of dairy products. Tourists are allowed to visit only 3 of the 11 farms. Hence these are some popular tourist destinations that one can visit while holidaying in this magnificent hill station, in addition to all the beauty that they get to enjoy for free.

The clean fresh air, the magic of the physical surroundings, the majestic view of the Munnar Hill station, and the aroma of the tea plantations fills your senses and enlivens it. You can fly or travel by road or rail to reach this hill station. 

The nearest airport is at Cochin, about 130 kms away and the nearest railway station is at Ernakulum, about 50 kms away. It has a good network of roads connecting it to the major cities of Kerala. 

Far from the commotion of the cities, this quiet hill station is untouched and unspoilt by the forces of modernisation. It guards it existence and thrives in the simplest form, by surrendering itself to the beauty and power of nature. A trip to this place will be absolutely rewarding and fulfilling.

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