What is Banasura Sagar Dam?
Banasura Sagar Dam is a dam which is located 21 km from Kalpetta, Kerala. Its the largest dam in India and the second-largest dam in Asia and also it is at the foot of Banasura Hill.
What is the history of Banasura Sagar Dam?
Banasura Sagar Dam’s history of consisting of a dam and this canal began operating as a post of the Indian Banasura Sagar Project. It aims to contribute to irrigation and also supporting the Kakkayam Hydroelectric power project and drinking water requirements of the people in the summer season.
What are the inside and outside views of Banasura Sagar Dam?
Banasura Sagar Dam is a popular tourist destination and it’s an ideal picnic spot. The Banasura Sagar Dam offers a magnificent view. After reach there, you can take a deep breath and that’s so peaceful. The view of the Banasura Lake from the top of the bill is so beautiful and surely after reach there, you cannot come back to this place.
Why are people attracted to Banasura Sagar Dam?
There are many reasons for attracting this place. There are so many advantages like speed boating, a trek up to the Banasura peak is filled with streams, lush tropical green, diverse flora, fauna, majestic waterfalls. This place is very known and famous for trekking and boating. Horse Racing and Camel Rodes are also held there and it’s available if you book the service in advance. Visitors need to be extremely cautious during the season of monsoon because this time the climb is treacherous and has left casualties before and with the view of the surrounding areas a visual treat to the eyes.
Speed Boating: INR 450 for group five.
There are so many nearby attractions in Banasar Sagar Dam like
1. Karalad Lake.
2. Shri Ayyapa Mandir.
3. Shri Nath Mandir.
4. Nirur Shiva Mandir.
5. Banasura Peak.
6. Lord Maltha Church.
7. St Anthony Church.
8. Meenmutty Falls.
9. Pallikunn Church.
10. St Alfonsa Church.
Is it safe to visit Banasura Sagar Dam?
Yes, it’s safe to visit Banasura Sagar Dam.
Are there any parking facilities in this dam?
No there is no facility for parking vehicles in Banasura Sagar Dam.
What are the entry fees of Banasura Sagar Dam?
INR 10 per person.
Is photography allowed in Banasura Sagar Dam?
Yes, photography is allowed in Banasura Sagar Dam.
INR 20 for the camera.
Are there any restaurants inside this dam?
No, there is no restaurant inside Banasura Sagar Dam.
What is the best time to visit this dam?
November to May is the ideal time to visit Banasura Sagar Dam. If you visit this time you can enjoy it a lot.
What is the visiting time of this dam?
9.00 AM to 5.00 PM.
How many days in a week does the dam remain open?
This dam remains open all day a week. You can visit any of these days.
How much time will take to visit this dam?
It will take almost 2-3 hours to visit this place.
Nearby famous hotels in Banasura Sagar dam are:
- Arayal Luxury Resort.
- Contour Island Resort and Spa.
- Petals Resort Wayanad.
- Adithya Nature Resort and Spa.
- Morickap Resort.
There are so many famous restaurants nearby Banasura Sagar Dam and these are:
- 1980’s A Nostalgic Restaurant.
- The Coffee Grove Restaurant and Resorts.
- Udupi Restaurant.
- The Bungalow Restaurant.
- The Wayanad Gate.
How to reach:
By air: Karipur International airport at Kozhikode is the nearest airport in Banasura Sagar dam it’s about 100 km to go from Wayanad. so by air, you can easily reach there.
By train: The Adjoining railway station is the nearest station to reach Banasura Sagar Dam.
By road: By road is the easiest way to reach Banasura Sagar Dam .you can hire any vehicle to reach this dam easily.