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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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  • Being the largest earth Dam in India, it is pride to visit the place. The Dam and its surroundings are very beautiful and scenic. Neatly kept and arranged well. There will be long queue for the boatin...  more »
  • We went during scorching summers. Still cool wind blowing was blowing. This place would probably be even more awesome during monsoon or winters.  more »
  • Banasurasagar dam, the largest earthen dam in India and the second largest in Asia is maintained very well by the authorities. It is at a considerable walk from the parking area. If you are a family w...  more »
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  • Must go spot for tourist. Good view. Nice weather. Gardens. Speed boat fun. Photographic place. Not much food n snacks facility. For old age people or you don't want to walk. Cab facility is there with normal price.
  • Picturesque locations. Road way is good. Views are breathtaking. After parking vehicle one needs to walk for 1.5 km to reach atop the dam. Good place for photography. Must eat pineapple slices sold at the place. Mouthwatering.
  • You get to see a beautiful earth dam one of the largest in India and a vast lake. They provide speed boat here. During summer it is very hot here.
  • Plenty of parking place. Good place to hang around. No hotels near by. Small shops at the entrance and due to this bottle neck for cars. View is super, carry your camera for good clicks. Van and jeep is available upto dam top.
  • Good place to hangout for half a day. The scenic beauty is great and if you love a walk around you will enjoy. Now what to do there ? Would recommend everyone to first get the tickets to speed boat after going up since normally in time crowds come in and there is usually a long queue. Speed boat experience was great. I loved the beauty of the place even more during that 30 min ride. They will show you the entire place and you can view Banasura hill resort on the way. Second thing to try is Fish Spa. They charge a nominal 50 bucks and it's good. If you have good amount a dead cells in your legs this is a good way to remove it. Third thing to try is to walk around the place and enjoy. Note : If you are lucky enjoy the speed boat during a rain. That's the best experience you can get.