Our energy level was low on the last day, as a lot of trekking on other places we went by and chose not to walk excessively as we do have negligible time that day and need to reach Calicut before 7 PM and needed to close our sightseeing before 3 PM.We reached the dam around 9.45 and bought the entry tickets . Boating and children play area tickets can be bought in their respective places.Banasura Sagar Dam is the Asia's 2nd largest dam of water reservoir. One of the premier attractions of Wayanad and other sightseeing places is also nearby this place (Pookot Lake and Waterfalls). It does have 1.5 KM of trekking to reach the crest of the dam. As decided, our family members don't prefer to trek nor they are not willing to walk that day : ). So we looked for options and found there is Jeep facility available for us to reach the top of the dam.The list of attractions in the Dam with Cost
Our next destination was Banasura Sagar Dam. It is one of the oldest earth dam in India and covers huge water reservoir. Silent water was surrounded by lush green hill along, truly picture perfect. One can enjoy speed boat ride here but we choose to just sit, relax and absorb the beauty in our memories. The weather was pleasant and windy.
Built on the River Kabini at a height of 270 metres, this is yet another beautiful dam located in God’s own country, Kerala. A set of islands that were formed when the reservoir submerged the surrounding areas, with the Banasura hills in the background make up for one of the most picturesque sights and a popular tourist destination. Enclosing Kabini’s Karamanathodu tributary, Banasura Sagar dam is the largest earthen dam in India and the second largest of its kind in Asia owing to the hardened pile-up of stones, rocks, and soil, structured as a dam. Located in Kalpetta, this is among the most visited destinations in Northern Kerala. The dam also offers a trek at the Banasura Hill, the zenith of which provides a spectacular view of the valley with mist covering the hills of Wayanad. From pedal boat to a speedboat, the dam has an option for you to glide over the crystal clear water making way through the islands that garnish the lake. There is also a nature park near the boating area. The Banasura Hill Resort which is about a 20 km distance from the dam was rated Asia’s largest Earthen Resort by BBC.
Stop 1: Banasura Sagar DamEntry fee: INR 60Time spent : 30-45 minsWe reached here around 9: 30 am and after taking the tickets, we had to walk almost 500 meters to reach the dam's top. We did a mini trek and reached. This dam is a Asia's 3rd largest earth dam. I googled but still did not get the meaning. I thought I'll visit this place and check.