Banasura Dam aka Banasura Sagar Dam is an earthen dam located in Wayanad (Kerala) and is beckoned by the Western Ghats. This humongous dam stands on the tributary of the River Kabini and was constructed with the purpose of generating hydroelectricity. The nearby location of this dam defines it as an appropriate location for spending a day's itinerary and taking delight in the activity of boating and trekking. It serves as a perfect weekend getaway for the local people and tourists.
It Is Known For:-
1) It is the largest dam in India and second largest in Asia
2) Named after a demon, Banasura, in the Hindu mythology
3) Perfect spot for trekking and picnic
4) The nearby hillock of Banasura
Best Time To Visit:-
If you want to visit Banasura Dam, the perfect time is the monsoon. If you are unable to plan a trip during the monsoon, other seasons of the year would be a great choice as well. Do not forget to exclude summers as the scorching heat will ruin the merrymaking.
Banasura Dam is located 15 kilometers from Kalpetta. By driving for 40-60 minutes, it can be reached easily. Visitors adore spending their day at the nearby areas that boast greenery in profusion, relishing the activity of boating, and climbing the hill of Banasura for trekking.
Nearest Railway Station- Kozhikode Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Calicut International Airport
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