Banasura dam, Wayanad
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Banasura dam

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Banasura dam
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48 Ratings & 36 Reviews

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  • Excellent 8
  • Very Good 14
  • Good 12
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
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  • 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

36 traveller reviews for Banasura dam

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Shyam Kumar
  • Shyam Kumar
  • Lives in Goa
  • 2 Reviews

"Enjoyed the speedboat ride"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
A good place. Enjoyed the speedboat ride.
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Nishant Nishant
  • Nishant Nishant
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 photo
  • 4 Reviews

"Good scenic view along with boating experience"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Good scenic view along with boating experience. On a sunny day the mountains will shine. To reach at the top, you need to walk along the flaura and fauna. Must visit.
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Kanthesh s p
  • Kanthesh s p
  • 5 Reviews

"One of the most beautiful places I have visited so far"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
This is one of the most beautiful places I have visited so far. Lot of islands in mid of the river stream make it an awesome place. Connectivity to this place is easier and hence attracts tourists. This place is one of the place which should be in the traveler list.
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K.r.chandra sekhar Sekhar
  • K.r.chandra sekhar Sekhar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"Quite scenic - Large area"

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This is such a large dam. At this time water level is relatively less. The speed boat ride was good. Number of boats is less hence long waiting time. The overall upkeep of the place could be better. More water sports could have been there.
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Akshaya
  • Akshaya
  • 1 photo
  • 5 Reviews

"Carry water, it can get hot here"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It was a good experience. I was happy to have gone there. You can either play on the field, ride on the boats, or get a feel of the horse rides. It is really wonderful. I had lots of water and ice, because it was really hot.
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Kapil dev
  • Kapil dev
  • 2 Reviews

"Costly Experience"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Frequent jeep facility for dam was very helpful. Park with long see saws was enjoyable. The boat charged Rs. 500 per 15 mins.
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A S
  • A S
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 451 Reviews

"It has a park and boating facilities"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Banasura Dam is a very large dam and very well maintained one too. It has a park and boating facilities. 15-20 minutes of boat ride was a life time experience. After 5pm the boating stops so plan your trip accordingly.
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Nishitha K n
  • Nishitha K n
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 523 Reviews

"Huge Dam"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Banasura is a must visit place. It is bit near to Vythiri. You can enjoy speed boating here and the place is really good!
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Ganesh
  • Ganesh
  • 2 Reviews

"Well maintained dam!"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Apr 10, 2014
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.
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Sindhuja Suyambu
  • Sindhuja Suyambu
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 22 photos
  • 106 Reviews

"Good view, less food facilities"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Apr 2, 2014
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. Recommended to carry food.
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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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