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Banasura Sagar Dam

Banasura sagar Dam - Kalpetta, Wayanad

Banasura Sagar Dam, which impounds the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabini River. It is the largest earth dam in India and the second largest of its kind in Asia. The dam is made up of massive stacks of stones and boulders. This is the largest earth dam in India. The topography here is such that many islands will be formed in the upstream of the dam when the dam is full. These islands with the background of the Banasura hill will provide a hypnotizing sight to tourists.
Banasura sagar Dam
Banasura Sagar Dam Wayanad
The dam here was constructed on behalf of the Banasurasagar project in 1979, to support the Kakkayam Hydroelectric power project to meet the water demand for irrigation and drinking purposes. The dam, located around 21 km away from Kalpetta is a beautiful tourist destination in Wayanad. The Banasura Sagar Dam is named after Banasura, the son of Mahabali who was a very respected king of Kerala. The best season to be at Banasura Sagar dam is from November to May.
Wayanad Banasura Sagar Dam
Banasura Sagar Dam Earth Dam
How to Reach : The Banasura Sagar Dam is located 21 km from Kalpetta, in Wayanad District of Kerala in the Western Ghats.
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