Wayanad has many out-of-the-ordinary attractions in its kitty and the best amongst them is the Banasura Sagar Dam. The Banasura dam is recognized as the largest earthen dam in India and second largest of its kind in Asia. To one's astonishment, stacks of boulders and stones were used to make this extravagant dam. It's a picturesque spot, people with family can go for a lazy boat ride and adventurers can indulge here in trekking activities. The scenic beauty of the dam also serves as shelters for the campers to indulge in overnight camping.
As per the legends, the dam was christened after Banasura, the son of King Mahabali. If planning to be on a short trip to Wayanad in monsoon season, then one will notice small islands amidst the lakes. The vast expanse of pristine clean water dotted with tiny islands is a picturesque delight for the tourists.
Banasura Sagar Dam, Vythiri, Wayanad District, Kerala, 673576, India