Banasura Sagar Dam, Vythiri

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Banasura Sagar Dam represents the largest earthen dam in India, and the second largest in Asia. You can discover this dam and its surrounding landscape on foot or by boat--the later allows you to zoom across the lake's shimmering face and in between the reservoir's islands. Take in the dam's natural beauty at a slower pace and hike the terrain, with heights of 975.3 (3200 ft) above sea level offering spectacular views of the Wayanad District. Use our Vythiri travel itinerary planner to visit Banasura Sagar Dam on your trip to Vythiri, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 18, 2017
    good area, but boating facility is poor, no prior booking and long que, with sudden closure of ticketing window. we cud not take speed boat ride since booking window was closed for two hours  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Good place with awesome view of the lake..speed boating is awesome..normal time they charge 700(for 6people)...during festive or peak season they charge 900(for 5people)..but worth the visit...there a...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    We went here with out much expectations of going speed boating here. Quite unfortunately, ONLY when we reached the ticket counters near the reservoir, we were told that the ticket are available for sp...  more »
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  • July 14, 2017
    Very good place to visit during winter or post monsoon.. make sure there little rain before you visit and everything looks green. Not worth to visit during summer. It's a nice place for a day out specially kids will love it. You have to walk a little bit (around 800mts to 1km) from parking place. There is speed boating, it was out of my budget so didn't go for it. Over all nice place to spend couple of hours and nice views around.
  • July 8, 2017
    Picturesque place with lush greenery. The walk from the entry gate to the Dam per se is about 1.5 to 2 kilometers on a paved road with a high upward gradient, not recommended for elderly. The walk is a beautiful one though. There are vans available on rent from the gate too. There are small snacking places one you reach the dam. Boating, especially speed boating is fun, but ticket availability is an issue. There are one or two horses for horse riding too, but walking is more fun than riding a horse here. There is a small children's park too with swings.
  • May 24, 2017
    Walk from Entry to the boating center is about 2km. Van or private Jeep service is available for people who do not wish to walk. Boating is limited and they issue tickets only for about 1 hour and then stop. Usually ticket issuing times are morning 10 to 11am and afternoon 2 to 3pm only. Speed boating is fun. There is a garden with tree swings which is a nice experience for kids. Horse riding is also available. No food court inside but there are snack places.
  • June 23, 2017
    Best choice for a family picnic. Boating is really a great experience. Horse riding is very thrilling. Awesome views. Children's park is fun-filled.Kids will love it. It is really a treat for them,
  • June 27, 2017
    A must visit place when one travels to Wayanad. There is a paid parking space. There is an entry ticket. There are 2 parts to this place - a garden which is constructed beside the dam and the a road which takes you on the dam. One can easily spend about 4-5 hours without realizing how time goes by. The garden is very well maintained with lots of activities for children. One can also do boat rides.

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