Banasura dam, Wayanad

Banasura dam

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Banasura dam
Average Rating
5.6/ 7 1
35 Ratings & 28 Reviews

What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

Experience scale
  • Excellent 5
  • Very Good 11
  • Good 11
  • Average 1
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

28 traveller reviews for Banasura dam

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  • Ganesh
  • 2 Reviews

"Well maintained dam!"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Boat ride was pretty expensive. They are pretty friendly people. Nice place to spend quality time with your loved ones and also to have fun filled holiday! Wise to take umbrellas to avoid hot sun during the day. More
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Sindhuja Suyambu
  • Sindhuja Suyambu
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 22 photos
  • 106 Reviews

"Good view, less food facilities"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Banasura dam visit was a memorable one. The view from dam was good. There was a small park for kids but it was very crowded since nothing else to pass time there. Only packed food stall was there. Bathroom facilities was near the park........ More
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  • Balaji
  • 5 Reviews

"Boating Was Awesome"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Its a very very big dam. And there is a small garden their too. Plenty of water in dam. Motor boating is available their in dam. I too had gone for a boating ride, and really enjoyed it. More
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Ashutosh Joshi
  • Ashutosh Joshi
  • Critic
  • Lives in Pune
  • 4 Reviews

"Carry an umbrella during the day"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A scenic pictures place. When we went there was to much of heat! (Better to take umbrella with you, or you can choose for a jeep which charge you Rs.100 for a to and fro journey). More
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Vamsi krishna
  • Vamsi krishna
  • 2 Reviews

"Boat trip was good"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Nice Boat Trip and it was a lengthier as well. Wear a normal chappal to make yourself comfortable. More
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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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