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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73 traveller reviews for Banasura dam

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Siddharth Srinivasan
  • Siddharth Srinivasan
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 27 photos
  • 10 Reviews

"Picturesque place, boat rides available" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Asia's 2nd largest Earth dam- and it was a serious beauty. Involves a small walk up to the dam and it was marvellous. Photographic enthusiasts can spend time clicking at the photos that suit well for a wall paper. Boat rides also available and a major enjoyment.

Jeeps are available at nominal rates for people who wish to take them to and fro but walking is better as it enables us to catch some water birds looking for their prey all along.
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Arpita Roy
  • Arpita Roy
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews

"Nice to visit with friends" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
The natural dam experience, its worth a visit with group of friends. The boat ride is a bit costly but the trip was worth a pay. Visit the dam during morning or day time so that you can enjoy the scenic beauty.
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Aashish
  • Aashish
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews

"Amazing view" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Do make it a point to visit the Banasura dam, it offers great water currents and is the best in the Wayanad region. It is a sight seeing place, with not much activity. However, offers some amazing views and pictures to capture.
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Piyush lunowot
  • Piyush lunowot
  • Highlander
  • 7 Reviews

"Beautiful dam area" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Awesome area with water and greenery, cool place to relax and family enjoyment. We enjoyed a lot there in sunset time. After long time we had gone to dam.
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Karthik
  • Karthik
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Eco-friendly place"

  • 1.50/7
  • Posted 1 month 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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  • 3 votes

Ravindra Mohan
  • Ravindra Mohan
  • Lives in Vadodara
  • 4 Reviews

"A enchanting water body and good atmosphere"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 1 month 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
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 Reviews

"Worth visiting in the morning"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 month 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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  • 7 votes

  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review

"Beautiful dam with good boating facilities"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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  • 7 votes

Koomankoll Resort
  • Koomankoll Resort
  • 1 photo
  • 4 Reviews

"Dam has a beautiful view"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 months 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"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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