banasura sagar dam wayanad district tourist spot – largest earth dam in india
Banasura sagar dam and hills, enjoy the feel of trekking and boating
banasura sagar dam is th hydroelectric power project located at wayanad and situated 12 km away from kalpetta, it established in 1979. this is the first largest earth dam in india and second most in asia. it located at banasura lake along with banasura lake. it constructed for the purpose which support to kakkayam hydroelectric project. this is one of the main source to supply the drinking water and farming facilities to the near places. the water f karamthodu is the water source to the dam which is the tributary of kabani river. the dam and the background banasura hills together give an amazing view of wayanad. banasura is the third largest peak of western ghats.
there is a myth behind the name of this place, banasura was the son of great ruler mahabali in kerala, it is believed that banasura undertook severe penance on the top of the hills. there are some beautiful islands can be see at the reservoir the specialty of banasura sagar compared to other places to have the experience of both trekking and boating. any of the choice you can select by your wish, if you are interested in boating there are speed boat and pedal boat facilities available. the trekking to the peak may be another enjoyment for you.
The beauty of banasura sagar explored to the visitors every day 9 to 5, but the best season to enjoy the tourism at this place is from november to may. BBC listed this plaeunder the one of he best places in the world. The massive stacks of the stones are the backbone of banasura sagar dam. banasura sagar dam is located 22 km away from the district head quarters of wayanad, kalpetta. by the absence of railway stations in wayanad it will depend kozhikode railway station at distance of 105 km. calicut airport is 132 km away from here.