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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Sathish R

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  • Sathish R
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  4576 readers

"A good attraction" new review

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
Good dam. Speed boat is a good attraction. They have big park, kids will enjoy it. Other than speed boat, not many attractions. Good to take a walk from down to the top of the dam. Be careful, there are lot of leaches. Carry salt or perfume spray all the time. The drive to the dam is good.
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Pradeep Bohra

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  • Pradeep Bohra
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  680 readers

"Mesmerising view, taking you to other world" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Speed boat was superb and it's worth spending time. This is must visit, going in non-rainy day is suggested. The view from the dam is mesmerising and takes you to a different world.
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Althaf S ali

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  • Althaf S ali
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  • 1 Review
  •  207 readers

"Great view with boating experience"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Get a ride from Padinharathara to dam, walk or get a jeep ride to boating area. I recommend walking if you can, you have a great view of Banasura hills and a hill range as the dam's backdrop. Good for amateur photography. Boating -speed boat 20 mins for total 750 rs per trip for maximum five people per boat though. Other boat. 1600 per trip for maximum 20 people. Horse riding, fish spa, garden, nature park and philately and coin collection museum are other minor things around and good for a family trip.
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Suresh Karthik

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  • Suresh Karthik
  • 2 Reviews
  •  257 readers

"Awesome climate and thrill during summer"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Such a wonderful place and also awesome climate, I have ever seen a location. Mainly the forestial area looks cool and thrilled during summer climate it looks good.
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Santosh V

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  • Santosh V
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  352 readers

"Nice dam with good view"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It's worth watch to visit when you travel to Wayanad. Minimum price and outside food was also good. The dam has a historical importance also. We can enjoy with a gang of 5 to maximum.
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Emmess Ganesh

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  • Emmess Ganesh
  • 3 Reviews
  •  29 helpful votes
  •  1490 readers

"Go there for the boat ride and a breathtaking view"

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The whole area has a calm & peaceful ambience. The view from atop the dam across the waters is pure bliss. But the most recommended would be the speed boat ride across the dam. It might put a small hole in your wallet, you are assured breath taking views of the hills & the greenery that pops out of the waters. The ride which lasts for about 10-15 minutes will definitely leave a mark on your journey. The place closes by 5pm & the entire walk to & from the dam including the boat rides would take around an hour or so.
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Siddharth Srinivasan

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  • Siddharth Srinivasan
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 42 photos
  • 11 Reviews
  •  592 helpful votes
  •  24517 readers

"Picturesque place, boat rides available"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 months 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

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  • Arpita Roy
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  51 helpful votes
  •  3982 readers

"Nice to visit with friends"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 months 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

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  • Aashish
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  3610 readers

"Amazing view"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 months 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

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  • Piyush lunowot
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  • 7 Reviews
  •  29 helpful votes
  •  5317 readers

"Beautiful dam area"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 months 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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