Banasura dam, Wayanad
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Banasura dam

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About Banasura dam

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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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69 traveller reviews for Banasura dam

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Karthik
  • Karthik
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Eco-friendly place" new review

  • 1.50/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
Nothing so attractive to watch here. We ended up walking for more than 3 KM's for just boating, which even turned out to be a no luck for us as the number of boat services were less and the tourists were more.
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Ravindra Mohan
  • Ravindra Mohan
  • Lives in Vadodara
  • 4 Reviews

"A enchanting water body and good atmosphere" new review

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
We visited in early morning hours and saw morning dew and fog slowly disappearing as sun rose. It was a great feeling as walking through mist and cloud. Worth a visit at least once.
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Supreet
  • Supreet
  • 2 Reviews

"Worth visiting in the morning" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Worth to spend time in this place as it is the one of the biggest dam. Don't miss to have a ride in motor boat even though it will cost you bit high. Best time to visit this place is in morning.
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  • 3 votes

  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review

"Beautiful dam with good boating facilities" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
A huge lake like dam. Boating facility was available. Also long swings on huge trees. A walk of about one KM. His dam is worth visiting. Take some food with you. In September better to carry a umbrella.
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  • 3 votes

Koomankoll Resort
  • Koomankoll Resort
  • 1 photo
  • 4 Reviews

"Dam has a beautiful view" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Worth visiting. Its a beautiful place to visit and kids would definitely love the place and want to come again. Very scenic to watch the long dam. Many travellers come to visit the Dam for its beauty and view.
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Rohit Subramanian
  • Rohit Subramanian
  • Lives in Palakkad
  • 4 photos
  • 5 Reviews

"An open space to walk around and some catch up with boating" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Elders can walk around the entire stretch. Kids can play in the certain pockets. Huge swings attached to tree branches and Speed Boat is the key attraction.
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Jas Uppal
  • Jas Uppal
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 4 Reviews

"Want to visit again" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was a very good place to visit, we captured a lot of pictures on this place. Unfortunately we had a short time so want to visit again this place.
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  • 4 votes

Geetha Mohan
  • Geetha Mohan
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews

"Afternoon is the bas time to go"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We went in there around 1 o'clock in the afternoon. That is the biggest mistake we did. It was very sunny but a nice place to spend time with friends.
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Rajesh kumar ravi
  • Rajesh kumar ravi
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews

"This place can be skipped"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Just a reservoir, you can walk on the side wall. Go when the water is full. If you are busy on agenda this can be skipped.
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Yesfeen
  • Yesfeen
  • 2 Reviews

"A place having good activities"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Banasura dam is good sight seeing place, boat rides, friendly park, jeep ride, boating, picnic, one day tour and very good experience very good sceneries, you can see hill and good place for photography.
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