Banasura dam, Wayanad
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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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Anil kumar

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  • Anil kumar
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 4 Reviews
  •  39 readers

"Excellent location" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Excellent location. The view of the hotel itself is very much interesting. It give us a relaxed moments. Buses are available, and lot of tourists visit this place every day. Shopping facility also available.
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Jeyaprakash

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  • Jeyaprakash
  • Lives in Chendamangalam
  • 3 Reviews
  •  55 readers

"Awesome Lake" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Had a nice walk at lake. It has park with kids play area with swings, see-saw etc. Swings tied to Trees are there for adults and had a good time. Boating is expensive more than INR 1000 per boat for 30 mins.
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Manjunath

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  • Manjunath
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews
  •  2021 readers

"Worth to visitĚ"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This place is also called as Banasura Sagar Dam which is one of the largest dam in India. Nice Place to spend time and good to visit early in the morning. Opened from 9AM to 5PM.
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Aswin Das

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  • Aswin Das
  • 1 photo
  • 3 Reviews
  •  410 readers

"Good destination at the evening"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A good evening destination, with a good children's park and a beautifully maintained garden. Has a good parking, little hike to destination from parking ground.
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Sunil Kunnoth

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  • Sunil Kunnoth
  • Lives in Kozhikode
  • 39 photos
  • 52 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  6562 readers

"Amazing and charming place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Banasura is the largest earthen dam in India and the second largest in Asia. Amazing! The place is so charming and inviting with the spectacular view of the massive reservoir. Evenings are atmospheric. Don't miss boating. There is fee for entrance and camera.
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Gorav Jain

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  • Gorav Jain
  • Lives in Jhansi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  223 readers

"Nice and big Dam with speed boating"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This place is beautiful. The dam is big and you will enjoy couple of hours. The main attraction is speed boating. They charge Rs. 750 for 1 boat which can accommodate upto 5 people. One of the prime attractions in Wayanad.
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Akhil Thykkoottathil

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  • Akhil Thykkoottathil
  • 59 photos
  • 13 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  4615 readers

"Must place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is one of the largest earth dam in India, it is big and beautiful. There is a small garden on the other side of dam. Boating is little expensive. The parking area is far and you have to travel in government jeep to reach the dam. Walking to the dam is better thus the scenery can be well enjoyed.
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Bala Subramaniam

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  • Bala Subramaniam
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  898 readers

"Excited boating and excellent feel"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Biggest Earth Dam which I have visited till date. Think it's very oldest one, it was huge and looked awesome. The boating was very excited and excellent feel. Overall a nice place to have a good time.
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Trisha Gupta

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  • Trisha Gupta
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1118 readers

"Beautiful dam a scenic place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It's a beautiful dam to visit located close to Wayanad. The drive to the place is scenic. There are a few boats to take around but the queue is long on holidays and ticket counter remains closed from 12. 30 to 2. 00.
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Kamal Rupsen

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  • Kamal Rupsen
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 17 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  609 readers

"Not bad and just ok"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Nothing much to write. Just a dam with park, horse ride, boat ride and food on purchase. The boat ride is pretty expensive. Can visit this place for a change, aloof from the world.
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