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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Mattupetty Indo Swiss Farm


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Mattupetty, nestled in the enchanting hill station Munnar in the state Kerala is a small mount town, also called as “the cattle village”. It is one among the Must visit Tourist Destination in South Indian Green Paradise of your Munnar tour.
Mattupetty Indo Swiss Farm
The castle village is popularly known among the tourists as well as worldwide for its Indo Swiss Farm.  It is set at an elevation of about 1700 meters above the sea level. Munnar is located at a distance of approximately 13 kilometers away from Mattupetty. Mattupetty in today’s Kerala tourism plays an important role and captivates thousands of tourists every weekend. Apart from the Indo Swiss Farm, the village is also a perfect location for picnicking. The Mattupetty Lake and Dam are other major tourist’s attraction located at a distance of 3 kilometers away from the Indo Swiss Farm.

The Indo Swiss Project in Kerala was first established in the year 1963 under a mutual accord between the India Government and the Swiss Confederation. The main objective of the Indo Swiss Farm was to developing the new breed of cattle custom made to the local environment. Later for the betterment and strengthening the organization the farm project was rehabilitated under the India Government and finally named Indo Swiss Project. During the mid 1970s, the Kerala state government strong willed to make up an independent organization under Act 1956 called as Kerala KLD and MMB (Kerala Livestock Department), (Milk Marketing Board). The objectives of the KLD and MMB were to provide needed requirements for cattle breeding with the state policy, to offer training courses in animal husbandry, to promote food production under field condition in support of milk production, to produce good quality of cattle for breeding and high calories and many more.
Mattupetty Indo Swiss Project is a highly specialized dairy farm, a cattle center and a research centre. It is a farm where over 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are reared. It is a worth visiting place and worth for time and money. The state’s tourism has provided certain timings when tourists may make their visit. Visitors are allowed only in the 3 of the 11 cattle workshop at the farm. The visiting hours at the farm are from 09:00 am to 11:00 am and 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm. The entry ticket is of only 5 rupees per head. The indo Project in Mattupetty was established all because of pleasant climate, peaceful inhabitants and abundance area of feed. This farm project not only helped in benefit of the organization instead it also became one of the major reasons for the growth and development in economic field of Idduki district. In today, the farm is a complete home to around more than hundred varieties of cattle. A tourist visiting to Mattupetty Indo Swiss Farm also gets an opportunity to experience the scenic beauty of the Mattupetty Dam and Lake, Tea plantations, Kundala Lake and enjoy the blissful ambiance of the surroundings.
Munnar is well linked up with all the major towns of the state and other Indian States. Plan a Trip to Western Ghats Land and explore Its beauty in this vacation. It will suits you well in all means.

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Mattupetty is from the month of August to May.

How to Reach:
By Road: There are numbers of taxis outside the station which you take it on hire. Mattupetty town can be easily accessible by road from Munnar.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is also Kochi at 130 km. Kottayam: 147 km,  Madurai: 162 km, Trivandrum: 302 km.
By Air: The nearest Airport is Kochi International Airport located at a distance of 130 kilometers. Other Airports are Madurai: 142 km, Coimbatore: 167 km, Kozhikode: 287 km, Trivandrum: 302 km.

Places To Visit:
Catholic Church6.2 km
Lord Muruga Temple5.3 km
Martho Church4.8 km
Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church4.6 km

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