Plan a trip to an earthen dam – Banasura Dam in Wayanad

Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad

Enjoy the most exotic experience of a lifetime by taking a trip to the magnificent Banasura Dam in Wayanad.
Tourism in Wayanad

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Jun - Jan

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About Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad

Part of the Banasura Sagar Project, Banasura Dam in Wayanad is one of the most active tourist spots in Wayanad and for good reason. In Wayanad, Banasura Dam is a unique structure as it is a completely earthen dam. The lake formed by Banasura Sagar Dam Wayanad is immensely beautiful. The view from atop Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad is simply superb and stretches on for miles. Famous as Kerala is for its diverse wildlife and flora, it should hardly be surprising that Banasura Dam in Wayanad is surrounded by great natural beauty. Evidently, the Wayanad Banasura Dam is the best tourist location. Close to several wildlife sanctuaries such as Kozhikode Wildlife Sanctuary, Bramhagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, and Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Banasura Sagar Dam Wayanad is a great location.

Set in the midst of dense forests, Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad is a small hike away from Ekkadal Caves in Ambukuthi Hills. The hills are also clearly visible when one climbs on to the top of Banasura Dam in Wayanad. The artificial lake formed within Wayanad’s Banasura Dam offers speed-boating, kayaking, and coracle rides which are a must try. Banasura Sagar Dam Wayanad offers an exciting jungle safari setting and is quite close to Kuruvadweep, which is a great island destination for tourists set amidst mangrove trees. Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad is an exquisite picnic spot as well.

Banasura Dam in Wayanad, being an earthen dam is a feat of engineering to behold. In Wayanad, Banasura Dam generates hydroelectricity, eco-tourism, and reigns over the Karamanathodu tributary of River Kabini. The best thing is, Banasura Sagar Dam, Wayanad, was constructed in a remarkable way. Not only does Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad control the flow of Karamanathodu, but does so in a way that it does not disturb the local ecosystems. Set in an exotic location in Kerala, Banasura Dam in Wayanad together with a canal also contributes to localized irrigation channels and freshwater supply.

One of the most engaging facts about Wayanad Banasura Dam is that it is India’s largest earthen dam and the reservoir created by Banasura Sagar Dam Wayanad actually has islands inside it! There is even a small nature park near the boating area of Banasura Sagar Damin Wayanad. A nice trek to the dark forests of Banasura Hill near Banasura Dam in Wayanad also makes for an engaging activity. The Wayanad Banasura Dam is also close to places of worship such as Shri Ayyappa Mandir, Shri Nath Mandir, and Nirur Shiva Mandir.


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    A variety of exotic species of wildlife can be found at Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary like elephants, civet cats, jungle cats, tiger, panthers, wild dogs, monkeys, and many other such animals.

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