How to reach Banasura Sagar Dam, Wayanad

Banasura project, 25 km northwest of Kalpetta, is a mini hydel project. 

One of the significant news about the Banasura Sagar dam is that it is the largest earthen dam in India and the second largest in Asia and an ideal starting point for hikes into the surrounding scenic mountains. Banasura Sagar Dam, which impounds the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabini River, is part of the Indian Banasurasagar Project consisting of a dam and a canal project started in 1979. The goal of the project is to support the Kakkayam Hydro electric power project and satisfy the demand for irrigation and drinking water in a region known to have water shortages in seasonal dry .

The Banasura Sagar Dam is located 21 km from Kalpetta, in Wayanad District of Kerala in the Western Ghats. It is an important tourist attraction.

In the dam's reservoir there is a set of islands that were formed when the reservoir submerged the surrounding areas. The islands with the Banasura hills in the background provide a spectacular view. The dam has now become a major tourist attraction of Wayanad. Boating facility at the dam will help you travel between small islands in speedboats. A small children's park is also present at the dam.


21 kms northeast of Kalpetta. 47 km from Bathery and 34 km from Mananthavdi.

How to reach

By road: Buses are available from Kalpetta up to Padinjarathara. Proceed by jeep from there.

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