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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62 traveller reviews for Banasura dam

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

"Afternoon is the bas time to go" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 days 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" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks 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" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 4 weeks 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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Ramki Venkataramani
  • Ramki Venkataramani
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 6 Reviews

"A scenic beauty"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A very scenic location. It is an earth dam and the approach to the dam is also worth mentioning. However it is difficult to find transportation to and from this dam. We were lucky to find a jeep that took us there and charged a reasonable fee, which being a group of six seemed like a small price.
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Ravi Krishnan n
  • Ravi Krishnan n
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 6 photos
  • 3 Reviews

"fun in group"

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 1 month 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"

  • 3.50/7
  • Posted 2 months 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"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 3 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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