Indo-Swiss Project at Munnar
One of the many attractions in and around Munnar is a dairy farm situated at Mattupetty, a hilly region about 15 km away from Munnar town. Around 100 varieties of high yielding cattle are reared here.
The farm is part of the Indo-Swiss Project headquartered at Mattupetty. The project was launched in 1963 on the basis of a bilateral agreement executed between the Swiss Confederation and the Government of India. The project has made great strides in the improvement of livestock farming in the state. One of them is the development of Swiss Brown, a cross breed suited for the state's conditions. The project is now managed by the Kerala Livestock Development and Milk Marketing Board.
An extension unit of the project functions at Kolahalamedu near Elappara in Peermede. The Indo-Swiss Project has evolved the Swiss Brown cross breed of cattle suited for the State.
Nearby tourist attractions include the Mattupetty dam, Mattupetty Lake, Kundala plantations and Kundala lake.