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Banasura sagar dam
Banasura sagar dam is one among the best visited tourist spots in Wayanad district. This dam across Karamanathodu River is the largest earth dam in India. Also, it is considered to be as the second largest dam in Asia. As the name suggests, dam is located in the foot hills of Banasura hills.
Banasura is the son of King Mahabali, the renowned rule of Kerala. Hill is considered to be as the third largest peak in Western Ghats. Dam was constructed on behalf of Banasurasagar project in the year 1979. This project was made to support Kakkayam hydroelectric project that meant for irrigation and drinking water purpose. This dam is built of massive stacks and boulders.
Trekking and boating
Beautiful set of islands in dam's reservoir is a beautiful scene here. It is located near Karalad Lake, another beautiful spot in Wayanad. Trekking and boating are two among the highlighting features that can be enjoyed from this place. Trekking to the dark forests of Banasura sagar peak assures you a wonderful journey.
As said earlier, adventurous boating experience is an exotic feature here. You can choose pedal boat or speed boat for boating purpose. Which is the best time to visit Banasura sagar dam? This query is common from people. Actually the best season to visit Banasura sagar is from the month of November to May.
Main attractions near dam include Shri Nath Mandir, Nirur Shiva Mandir and Shri Ayyappa Mandir. If you are in search of a place that can provide you breathe taking view, feel free to visit Banasura sagar. Chain of mountains seen on the back of dam assures a real feast for viewer's eyes. As said earlier, clear water of dam adored with small islands presents an exotic scene for all eyes.