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Review of Mattupetty Dam

Mattupetty Dam
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Private Day Trip to Munnar from Kochi (Cochin)
Ranked #5 of 63 things to do in Munnar
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Barcelona
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not recommendable”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

Mediocre sights, tacky stalls and the usual litter all around - When in Munnar go and see the tea plantatiions, contemplate spectacular views but don´t come here. Our driver tooks us here (together with 1 Billion Indian tourists) and it is not worth it. Views were nice though, but get the same in Europe - that´s not what I came to Munnar for.

Visited February 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Nice View but crowded”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Its a small dam with great view of the lake. The road is narrow and is lined on both sides with various stalls. This narrow road is shared by both pedestrians and vehicles including heavy vehicles like buses so it creates congestion and jams. On the flip side there is a nice view of the lake, speedboating and in general the dam so it kind of evens it out.

Visited February 2012
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Kozhikode, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Was a huge waste of time.. the view at the lake is decent however the place has been over-commercialized.
There are way too many shops and way too many tourists milling around, the echo is just a joke, a slight echo is heard if one shouts really loud.
However, we bought some fresh pineapple here, cost us just Rs. 20/- for 1 whole pineapple. and it was spiced up with some salt and red chilli powder - the taste was just brilliant.

Visited February 2012
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Kozhikode, India
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fun speed boating”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

The views are really cool here, and one can get some great pics at the dam site.
What was most enjoyable was the speed boat one can hire here (Rs. 350/- per boat - max 5 people on a boat) which takes you around the lake for 15 minutes.

Visited February 2012
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Calicut
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“Just go along the roads...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

The way to Mattupetty dam is really beautiful. The roads through the side of the reservoir is really awesome. Just stop by and enjoy..
If you plan to shop, bargain hard. Some items may be available in Munnar town at a cheaper rate

Visited December 2011
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