Banasura Sagar Dam in Wayanad

Banasura Sagar Dam

Banasura Sagar Dam, located in the Wayanad city of Kerala, India, is the largest earthen dam in India and the second largest in Asia. It was built across the Kabini River and named after Banasura, a mythological character in Hinduism.

The dam is a popular tourist destination and attracts visitors from all over the world. The serene surroundings, lush green forests, and the tranquil waters of the dam make it a perfect place for a relaxing getaway.

Things to Do

  • Boating: Visitors can enjoy a boat ride on the dam and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and forests.
  • Trekking: The hills around the dam are perfect for trekking and offer some of the most stunning views of the Western Ghats.
  • Camping: There are several camping sites near the dam where visitors can spend the night under the stars and enjoy a bonfire.
  • Fishing: The dam is home to several species of fish, making it a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts.
  • Photography: The dam and its surroundings offer some of the most picturesque views, making it a perfect spot for photography.

How to Reach

The dam is located about 21 km from the town of Kalpetta and can be easily reached by road. The nearest airport is the Calicut International Airport, which is about 90 km away. The nearest railway station is in Kozhikode, which is about 72 km away.

Approximate Latitude and Longitude

11.9846° N, 75.9923° E