Banasura dam, Wayanad
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Banasura dam

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About Banasura dam

Banasura Sagar Dam is situated 15 km north west of Kalpetta. It is the second largest earth dam in Asia and the largest in India. The dam has been constructed on Banasura Lake, situated amidst the Banasura Hills. It is believed that these hills were named after the demon king Banasura, who was the son of king Mahabali.

It is a popular picnic spot which offers boating and other recreational activities. The dam was built using big stones and boulders. This dam site is also considered to be an ideal trekking point. Tourists can visit this dam during the monsoon season, when small islands can be seen in the dam reservoir.

It was constructed under the Indian Banasura Sagar Project that was started with an aim of supporting the Kakkayam Hydro Electric Power Project. This project also aimed at contributing to the drinking water and irrigation requirements of the locals during the hot summer season.  
 

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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41 traveller reviews for Banasura dam

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Bhageerath Reddy
  • Bhageerath Reddy
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews

"Dam is damn good" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Visit during monsoon for the good view of water and surrounding hills. I would suggest to visit place during late afternoon or evenings just before sunset.
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Rajiv
  • Rajiv
  • 4 Reviews

"Boating facility is available here" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This dam is very large and has a good location. Boating at fixed price of Rs.500 per boat, (it's up to you how many you are, boat can accommodate five people at a time). I think afternoon one to two is lunch break; boats service is not available at that time.
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Sandeep
  • Sandeep
  • 2 Reviews

"Dam looks beauty even in the rain" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Nice dam. I and my friend both went to see the dam. There was heavy raining. Still saw the beautiful dam. We were there around 11.30 but I think it's better to see at around sunset time
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Rahul Nayar
  • Rahul Nayar
  • 3 Reviews

"Good place to visit" new review

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
If someone has not seen many dams, this place is good to visit. The view from the dam is breathtaking and gives a good view for photography. The main dam, which is an earth dam, is the largest earth dam in India and second largest in Asia.
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Anjul Mishra
  • Anjul Mishra
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews

"Good place to spend time"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was really worth a visit because of its natural beauty around. A place away from the pollution and crowd of the city. The pleasant climate round the lake makes it even more beautiful.
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Shyam Kumar
  • Shyam Kumar
  • Lives in Goa
  • 2 Reviews

"Enjoyed the speedboat ride"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A good place. Enjoyed the speedboat ride.
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Nishant Nishant
  • Nishant Nishant
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 photo
  • 4 Reviews

"Good scenic view along with boating experience"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Good scenic view along with boating experience. On a sunny day the mountains will shine. To reach at the top, you need to walk along the flaura and fauna. Must visit.
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Kanthesh s p
  • Kanthesh s p
  • 5 Reviews

"One of the most beautiful places I have visited so far"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This is one of the most beautiful places I have visited so far. Lot of islands in mid of the river stream make it an awesome place. Connectivity to this place is easier and hence attracts tourists. This place is one of the place which should be in the traveler list.
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K.r.chandra sekhar Sekhar
  • K.r.chandra sekhar Sekhar
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"Quite scenic - Large area"

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This is such a large dam. At this time water level is relatively less. The speed boat ride was good. Number of boats is less hence long waiting time. The overall upkeep of the place could be better. More water sports could have been there.
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Akshaya
  • Akshaya
  • 1 photo
  • 5 Reviews

"Carry water, it can get hot here"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted May 9, 2014
It was a good experience. I was happy to have gone there. You can either play on the field, ride on the boats, or get a feel of the horse rides. It is really wonderful. I had lots of water and ice, because it was really hot.
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