We had our lunch - a sumptuous Kerala meal in a restaurant on our way to Dam, could find tourist spots like bamboo rafting, zip lining etc.., Our driver was nostalgic recollecting his childhood spent around the dam, when the gates were opened he often accompanied his friends to catch huge fishes which would transverse towards lower canals.
The reservoir holding the backdrop of Banasura Hills coupled with islands offered a scenic beauty.
Mobiles weren't equipped ( 13 Megapixel ) to capture the farthest point in clarity but our eyes ( 576 Megapixel ) did capture this and would remain forever etched in our lives.
We started to ascend the dam to reach boating point and it was mentioned at the counter that the boating was closed, still unfazed we enquired and were happy to know the ride for speed boat and steamer was closed while Coracle ride and Kayaking is available.
Without any further inhibition we boarded the first Coracle ride for the day. We experienced the beauty of being in the midst of Green Banasura Hills on a Coracle wading through Asia's 2nd Largest Earth Dam. The water depth spans as deep as 750metres ( 2400 feet ) and the young chap maneuvering the Coracle gave much insight of the lake and the surroundings. We also opted for kayaking and spent another half an hour navigating through the reservoir.
After a disappointed start of the day ( Chembra Peak ) we couldn't have asked for anything else even fulfilling than this by the end of the day, we took few more pics for the day and embarked our journey back to hotel.
We purchased few essentials like tea, coffee, spices, raw honey etc., The Jeep driver was kind and post dinner at a food stall we marked an end to an eventful day.