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Mattupetty Indo-Swiss Farm Munnar (Timings, History, Entry Fee, Images & Information)

Mattupetty Indo-Swiss Farm Munnar Entry Fee

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Mattupetty Indo-Swiss Farm Munnar Address: Indo Swiss Project, SH18, Mattupetty, Kerala, 685616, India

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Mattupetty Indo-Swiss Farm Munnar Timings

Day Timing
Monday 9:00 am – 11:00 am
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 11:00 am
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Wedesday 9:00 am – 11:00 am
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am – 11:00 am
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 11:00 am
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 11:00 am
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 11:00 am
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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Located in the quaint village of Mattupetty, the Indo-Swiss Farm is a dairy farm dedicated to cattle breeding and rearing. Also known as Madupetty, this village is often called ‘The Switzerland of Kerala’ alluding to the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project which resulted in the formation of this farm.

The hundreds of cattle here are of a high quality since they are specially bred. The cattle heads themselves add up to 400! Apart from the animal pastures, there are herbal plants and coco leaves that are planted across the fields.

Mattupetty Indo-Swiss Farm Timings & Entry Fee

The dairy farm is open to public visit on all days of the week from 9 AM to 11 AM and 2 PM to 3:30 PM. A nominal fee of INR 5 is charged per head.

History Behind the Mattupetty Indo-Swiss Farm

Also known as the Cattle Village, Mattupetty received this cattle development and research centre in 1963 when it was established by the Government of Switzerland. Set up under the Indo Swiss Project Kerala (ISPK), the aim was to improve the quality of livestock farming in Kerala. As of today, the program is run by the Milk Marketing Board and Kerala Livestock Development.

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Layout of Mattupetty Indo-Swiss Farm

Spread over 191 hectares, Mattupetty Indo-Swiss Dairy Farm is laid out in three distinct sections – Animal Husbandry, Fodder and Semen Bank. Also, there are other buildings where professional courses are disseminated, catering to veterinarians, para-veterinarians and animal husbandry technicians. Lush gardens surround these buildings. There are rolling pastures for the cattle and also forests beyond the fields.

Places to Visit Near Mattupetty Indo-Swiss Farm

The farm’s proximity to the popular hill station of Munnar places it close to a lot of wonderful sightseeing places. You can consider visiting the following spots which are nearby:

1. Mattupetty Dam: This concrete gravity dam overlooks the beautiful Mattupetty Lake. Get here between 9:30 AM and 5 PM to enjoy various types of boating on the lake. You can also go on a horse-back ride on the banks. The top of Mattupetty Dam, accessible to pedestrians, is a nice vantage point for taking pictures.

2. Carmelagiri Elephant Park: Expect elephant-back rides through the forests and a chance to watch these pachyderms take a bath and go about their meals as you explore Carmelagiri Elephant Park. You can also see how the mahouts train the elephants and teach them forest works such as transporting logs.

3. Munnar Top: For a slice of heaven on earth, drive over to Munnar and hike up the hilly terrain to various viewpoints. Aim to visit in the summers or at a time when the sky is relatively fog-free so you can watch the Nilgiri Hills in their full glory. From up here, a number of tea gardens and spice plantations are also visible.

4. Cowboy Park: Hardly a few kilometres from the Indo-Swiss Farm, this amusement park is perfect for a family day-out. Visit between 9 AM and 7 PM to enjoy a number of adventure rides and games such as zip lining, wall climbing, swing chair, tyre walking, net crossing, Spanish bull ride, walking across a horizontal ladder, and more.

How to Reach Mattupetty Indo-Swiss Farm

Located only 3 km from the famous Mattupetty Dam, the Indo-Swiss Dairy Farm can be reached in any of the following ways:

By Air: Cochin International Airport, at a distance of 130 km from the farm, is the closest airport that you can fly into. You can quickly hire a cab for the road journey of almost 4 hours from the airport.

By Train: Kalady Railway Station is the nearest rail head if you’re planning to travel by train. Also known as Angamaly Railway Station, this is about 120 km from the Mattupetty Dairy Farm. From the station, a car ride will take approximately three and half hours to the final destination.

By Bus: Less than 15 km away, Munnar Bus Station is the nearest major bus stop which services inter-state long-distance buses. You can book your bus tickets online if you wish to experience an overnight inter-city bus ride, and prepare for a 40-minute road journey from the bus stop to the farm.

By Car: Since the roadways are quite neatly laid out in Kerala, it is a good idea to hire a car for the whole journey. For the ultimate comfort of travelling in the Nilgiri Hills, you can book a private car from top car rental companies in Munnar with an expert driver to take you to Mattupetty Indo-Swiss Farm and also show you around.

The enchanting beauty of Munnar makes each and every traveller fall in love with this place and one would love to visit this place again and again.To explore all the popular sightseeing places of Munnar, we at Munnar Tourism, a division of Holidays DNA have specially designed Munnar Tour packages keeping in mind the needs and preferences of our customers without going overboard on budget. Please fill the Contact Us form to know more about our offerings.

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