BANASURA SAGAR DAM
Banasura Sagar Dam - which impounds the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabini River
Banasura Sagar Dam 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 periods.
The view from here is magical making it among the best picnic locations in Wayanad.
Banasura Sagar Dam Banasura Sagar Dam, located in Kalpetta, is among the most visited destinations in Northern Kerala. Popular as the largest earthen dam in India and the second largest in Asia, it constraints the waters of the Karamanathodu, an offspring of the Kabini River. The view from here is magical making it among the best picnic locations in Wayanad.
The culmination of the trek offers one a spectacular view of the valley below, with the mist-covered hills of Wayanad being the primary attraction. Surrounded by beautiful greenery, there are numerous boating options as well. The dam was built with the aim of aiding the Kakkayam Hydroelectric Power Project and help with the irrigation and drinking water requirements of the people during summer.
The rock formations in the area make for an interesting spectacle as well.