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          Banasura Sagar Dam, which impounds the Karamanathodu tributary of the Kabini River is the largest earth dam in India and the second largest of its kind in Asia. It is an important tourist centre.




          The goal of the project is to support the Kakkayam Hydro electric power project .In the dam's reservoir there are a set of islands that were formed when the reservoir submerged in the surrounding areas.




          The islands with the Banasura hills in the background provide a spectacular view.The dam is made up of massive stacks of stones and boulders.The Banasura Sagar Dam is located 21 km from Kalpetta, in Wayanad District of Kerala in the Western Ghats. Banasura Sagar Dam is at the foot of the Banasura Hill.


 

          The Banasura Sagar Dam is named after Banasura, the son of Mahabali who was a very respected king of Kerala.



     Tourism

          The dam has become a popular tourist destination. Many people visit the place to go trekking at the Banasura Hill. The Banasura Hill Resort, located about 20 km from the dam was rated as Asia's largest Earthen Resort by BBC. It is an ideal place for picnic as it is surrounded by the bounty of nature and the low sound of the clear water gives a feeling of freshness.In fact, when the dam is full, the landscape portrays a picture




     Nearest Tourist Places in Wayanad




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     Location


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 Nearest Airport:

 Calicut International Airport

 Road :

 From Airport to spot(101 km, 2 hours 18 mins )


   Directions :






1. Head west on International Terminal Rd Pass by Parking Lot (on the left)
           400 m

2. Turn right onto Calicut Airpot Road Pass by Indian Coffee House (on the left)
           2.0 km

3. At Muthus Bakery Bldg, continue onto Ferokh-Palakkad Hwy/Kozhikode-Nilambur-Gudalur Rd/NH 213 Pass by HP Petrol Pump (on the right in 450 m)
           9.4 km

4. At Ramanattukara-Bypass Cir, take the 3rd exit
           6.6 km

5. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Perumanna Road Pass by AM Hospital (on the right)
           2.3 km

6. Slight left at Miracle Group Puthoormadam onto Puthoormadam-Mundupalam Rd
           1.0 km

7. Continue straight onto Pottammal-Palazhi Road
           230 m

8. Turn right onto Kuttikattoor Road Pass by kaniyaath (on the left in 1.3 km)
           2.5 km

9. Turn right at 3VS Co-Operative bank onto Mavoor Rd/State Highway 24 Pass by Dhanashilpi (on the left)
           450 m

10. Take the 1st left onto Kunnamangalam-Cherinchal-Kottamparamba-Kuttikkattoor Rd Pass by Jamia Arifiya Anwariya (on the left in 550 m)
           4.1 km

11. Continue onto MLA Rd Pass by Kunnamangalam Police Station (on the left in 500 m)
           600 m

12. Turn right at State Bank of Travancore onto Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/Kozhikode-Vythiri-Gudallur Hwy/NH 212/SH 29 Pass by Aliya (on the left)
           7.6 km

13. Slight left at MPC Jewellery to stay on Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/Kozhikode-Vythiri-Gudallur Hwy/NH 212/SH 29 Pass by Koduvally Petrol Station (on the left in 750 m)
           40.1 km

14. Turn left onto Vythiri -Tharuvana Rd Pass by Pozhuthana Grama Panchayath Office (on the left in 5.8 km)
           13.4 km

15. Turn left to stay on Vythiri -Tharuvana Rd Pass by Benny T M (on the left in 2.4 km)
           2.6 km

16. Turn left to stay on Vythiri -Tharuvana Rd
           5.3 km

17. Turn left at Kappundikkal Juma onto Dam Road
           1.5 km

18. Turn left
           450 m

19. Turn right
           500 m

20. Spot





     Location



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 Nearest Railway station:

 Calicut Railway station(CLT)

 Road :

 From Calicut Railway station(CLT) to spot(87.7 km, 2 hours 2 mins )


   Directions :





1. Head towards Old Railway Overbridge north on      Railwaystation 4th Platform Rd
           270 m

2. Sharp right onto Old Railway Overbridge Pass by Hotel Deewar (on the left)
           240 m

3. Turn left at Ramla Sweets onto Palayam Rd
           110 m

4. At Radio World, Palayam Rd turns right and becomes Oyitty Rd Pass by Chartered Bank (on the right in 400 m)
           550 m

5. At Town Hall, continue onto Edapally Panvel Hwy/TownHall Rd Pass by Government Teacher Trainning Institute (on the left)
           210 m

6. Turn left onto Edapally Panvel Hwy Pass by HP (on the right in 1.7 km)
           1.9 km

7. Turn right at Rani Pets onto Nadakkavu Cross Rd Pass by Bharath Petroleum (on the right)
           300 m

8. Turn left at Petrol Pump onto Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/Kozhikode-Vythiri-Gudallur Hwy/NH 212/SH 29 Pass by HP Petrol Pump (on the left in 11.8 km)
           20.3 km

9. Slight left at MPC Jewellery to stay on Kozhikode-Mysore-Kollegal Hwy/Kozhikode-Vythiri-Gudallur Hwy/NH 212/SH 29 Pass by Koduvally Petrol Station (on the left in 750 m)
           40.1 km

10. Turn left onto Vythiri -Tharuvana Rd Pass by Pozhuthana Grama Panchayath Office (on the left in 5.8 km)
           13.4 km

11. Turn left to stay on Vythiri -Tharuvana Rd Pass by Benny T M (on the left in 2.4 km)
           2.6 km

12. Turn left to stay on Vythiri -Tharuvana Rd
           5.3 km

13. Turn left at Kappundikkal Juma onto Dam Road
           1.5 km

14. Turn left
           450 m

15. Turn right
           500 m

16. Spot



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