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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What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Average 5
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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58 traveller reviews for Banasura dam

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Ravi Krishnan n
  • Ravi Krishnan n
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"fun in group" new review

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
The place is mostly a few hour pit stop. It offers boating, and a picturesque landscape. The walk up to the dam, though short is fun if you are in group. Entry fee is minimal.
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V a sakeer
  • V a sakeer
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 7 Reviews

"Limited facilities" new review

  • 3.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Place and climate is good, but limited facility only. Paid jeep services are available from the parking ground to the dam. Just 1 to 2 kms walkable distance. This dam has constructed with soil.
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Niky narayan Vaigankar
  • Niky narayan Vaigankar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews

"Very Serene" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
A must visit in Wayanad, Boating, Fish pedicure, natural swings and amazing views!! We enjoyed the speed boating, fares are pretty high of 750 per boat, but you can club it out with others.
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Ratnamala Nair
  • Ratnamala Nair
  • Lives in Pune
  • 12 Reviews

"Worth visiting"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The Dam was worth the visit and also you should not miss the speed boat ride. The information provided that it is the second largest Mud Dam in Asia was very informative.
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Kumar Dey
  • Kumar Dey
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews

"Good for boating, speed boat available"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Enjoy speed boat here. Vast water area covered by mountains. Nice scenery, children playing area. Horrible jeep ride provided by kerala electricity board to go up the dam.
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Vinodh Raj
  • Vinodh Raj
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews

"Enjoy the nature to the fullest"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This DAM is damn a worthed visiting & should try a speed boat but of course chargeable. The dam is in the shape of arc Me & my wife really enjoyed the place when the whole water through the stretch of our view. It was drizzling at the time & obviously that was best moment for any couple to enjoy.
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Akhilesh
  • Akhilesh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 Reviews

"Very Nice serene nature"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
What a boat ride in the backwaters of Banasura dam. It was very enthralling and exciting. Banasura Dam offers a perfect view of raw nature. Its surrounded with mountains and green forest. Worth visiting.
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Veerabahu pillai Thanappan thiru
  • Veerabahu pillai Thanappan thiru
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews

"A speed boat ride"

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I would say the visit was not worth the time spent as we had to wait for quite some time for the staff to finish their lunch break. The ride on a speed boat on the dam though was adventurous, a good time of the day was eaten away.
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Divya j
  • Divya j
  • Lives in Agartala
  • 7 Reviews

"Paradise indeed"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A wide spread of water. The greens around, but there is something still special here. The way we ride through the jeep across the linking lane between the dam and the city.
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Bharti
  • Bharti
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 6 Reviews

"Awesome and feel to visit again"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is a very beautiful place, first thought which I was having in my mind that o a dam, so what will be there. But it is awesome feeling to visit over there. You can spend full one day over there and will want to again and again.
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