Banasura Sagar Dam Wayanad
Banasura Sagar Dam Wayanad– The beautiful extra ordinary dam located the north west of Kalpetta. It is considered to be the second largest earth dam in Asia and the first India. The specialty of the dam is filled with crystal clear waters. Uninterrupted and engulfed amidst the hills, Bansura Sagar Dam has ban unconditional beauty to be explored.
Banasura Sagar Dam is the Karamanathodu canal of the Kabini River, is part of the Banasura Sagar Project consisting of a dam and a canal project started in 1979. The purpose of the Banasura Sagar project is to support the Kakkayam Hydro electric power project to meet the demand for irrigation and drinking water in an area known to have water shortages in seasonal dry periods.
Banasura sagar reservoir
In Banasura Sagar dam's reservoir a set of islands that were formed when the reservoir flooded the surrounding areas. The islands with the Banasura hills in the backdrop provide a magnificent view. The dam is made up of immense tons of stones and boulders.
Banasura Sagar Dam is considered as an ideal place for a picnic as it is surrounded by the reward of nature, and the low sound of the clear water gives a feeling of novelty. When the dam is full of water, the landscape portrays a picture of upstream formation of the dam and is a fascinating sight to tourists. Speed boating, pedal boating and other water recreational activities are the add-on attractions waiting for the tourist to avail during the visit of Banasura Sagar Dan at Wayanad.
The legend of the name Banasura is that - the hills were named following the demon king Banasura, who was the son of King Mahabali.