Banasura Sagar project in Wayanad Kalpetta is an excellent dam. It is the largest earthen dam in India. Banasura Sagar dam is built across the tributary Karamanthodu of the calm and beautiful river Kabani. The reservoir is spread over a group of small, green islands. . Banasura Sagar Dam, which stores the Karamanathodu tributary, is a part of the Indian Banasura Sagar Project comprising dam and a canal project initiated in the year 1979. The objective of the Banasura Sagar project is to support the Kakkayam Hydro electric power project. This project aims at satisfying the demand for irrigation and drinking water in the seasonally dry water scarcity region. It is the second largest earthen dam in whole of Asia and is an excellent trekking spot for Wayanad tourists. Here you can enjoy a boat trip and view the majestic Banasura Hills in the backdrop. Near the Dam’s reservoir there are islands that were created when the reservoir flooded the surrounding regions. This scenic view point will be a pleasurable experience for everyone.
Visitor Timing : 9am to 5pm
Fee & Tariff Entrance Fee Per Head :Rs.10 Jeep Shuttle Service :Rs.50 for 8 people Speed Boat :Rs.250 for 5 people 15min
How to Reach 17.7 kms north west of Kalpetta