Banasura Sagar Dam
Just at the foothills of the Banasura Hills is the famous Banasura Sagar Dam. This dam is found at a distance of 21 kilometres from Kalpeta. The second largest dam in all of Asia, the structure is made up of huge boulders. The water comes from a tributary of the River Kabini. The beauty of this place attracts many tourists, Indian and as well as foreigners. The Banasura Hills make for an awesome backdrop and one has the option of going on a trek while on a visit here. Boating rides are held and one should make it a point to enjoy this facility.
Standing in reception was a huge stuffed tiger...I instantly thought 'hey that's a bit inappropriate' given it was meant to be an eco-safari lodge and the tigers are protected. On closer inspection though it was revealed that this tiger wasn't actually hunted. It was found by one of the naturalists that work at Kabini in a ditch one day, the casualty of a fight to the death with a rival tiger from the neighbouring Bandipur National Park. A sad story but I was relieved the tiger hadn't been killed for sport.
If you still need more reasons to give the beaches a break when in Goa, here are some that will encourage you to travel to the southern edge of Goa to witness the wonder, Salaulim Dam.• To gaze through your lens at this marvel of designOne of the most intriguing and unique aspects of this dam is its design. The spillway at the edge of the dam is a unique duckbill type. The mist cover over the dam during the overflow is a breathtaking sight for shutterbugs looking for unique shots on the quieter side of Goa.• For a day trip to the Botanical GardenFor nature lovers in Goa, the reservoir area around the dam and the surrounding Botanical Gardens offer the perfect shades of green to sit back and relax during the day. The garden is designed based on the pattern of the Brindavan Gardens in Mysore.
Good morning, we were fresh and ready to explore the remaining so we carried filter water which was available on prepaid basis for 2rs per litre in your own bottle at the hostel.Reached the junction and had some idli dosa has a breakfast and now we were all set to move to Almatti Dam any bus towards bijapur goes their. once you reach almatti dam you can enter the rock garden and if you come in evening at almatti dam you can enjoy a night light show if fountains for 10rs(public bus are not available after 7 from almatti so we didn't go).A