Kundala Dam Lake, Munnar

Duration

3 to 4 Hours

Timing

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Entry Ticket

Free

A Brief About The Place

If you are visiting Munnar then you must add Kundala Dam to your travel plan.

Kundala Dam is an impressive structure built across Kundala Lake, providing vital water resources while offering a peaceful environment for all visitors.

The place holds great significance and is very popular among tourists for a number of reasons. It is suggested to reach the place either in the morning or evening time to witness the great sunrise or sunset landscapes.

History of Kundala Dam

Kundala Dam holds a significant place in the history and development of the region. Here’s some information about the Dam that you should know prior to your visit:

  • Kundala Dam was constructed in the year 1946 as part of the Pallivasal Hydro Electric Project initiated by the British colonial government.
  • The dam was built across the Kundala River, resulting in the creation of Kundala Lake.
  • It served the purpose of generating hydroelectric power and providing water for irrigation in the surrounding areas.

Things to do at Kundala Lake and Dam

Tourists can indulge in a number of activities around the place and we have listed a few of them below:

  • Capture stunning photographs of the scenic surroundings
  • Go for a refreshing nature walk around the lake.
  • Explore the nearby tea plantations.
  • Take a boat ride(row boating, speed boating, pedal boating, etc) on Kundala Lake.
  • Enjoy a peaceful picnic by the lakeside.
  • Experience a Shikara ride for a traditional boating experience.

How to Reach Kundala Dam Lake

Kundala Lake is around 20 Km away from Munnar city and it is well connected to the city by road. To reach Kundala Lake, you can first reach Munnar by any of the transportation modes shared below:

By Air

The nearest airport to Kundala Dam is Cochin International Airport which is around 110 Kilometers away. The airport is well-connected to all the major cities in India and once you have reached the airport, you can take either a taxi or a local bus to reach the dam.

By Train

The nearest Railway Station to Kundala Lake is Aluva Railway Statio which is around 115 KMs away and you can reach the destination by taxi or a local bus in 3 to 4 hours.

By Road

You can reach Munnar either through a local bus or a rented taxi and then can move to Kundala Lake which is about 20 Kilometers away from Munnar. It will take around 40 to 50 minutes to reach the Dam’s location from Munnar.

It is always suggested to plan your trip beforehand and book your stay in Munnar. This way you can have a rest in Munnar the day you reach there and can visit Kundala Dam and Lake the next day. This will allow you to spend the whole day at your destination and indulge in all major activities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The best time to visit Kundala Lake and Dam is during the months of September to May when the weather is pleasant, and the surroundings are lush green. You can also visit the place during the start of the monsoon in June and experience a unique environment.

There is no entry fee to visit Kundala Dam and Lake, but if you will indulge in activities then there is an individual price for each activity.

Each boat ride can be around 30 minutes and the charges range from 100 Rupees to 200 Rupees.

No, swimming is not allowed in Kundala Lake due to safety reasons.

Kundala Lake and Dam are usually open for visitors from morning until evening, approximately from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It is suggested to check the official website or contact number for the updated timings.

There are a number of popular attractions near Kundala Lake like Mattupetty Dam, Echo Point, Top Station, Eravikulam National Park, and more.

You will need to stay in Munnar for 2-3 days to cover all these places properly.

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