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Banasura Sagar Dam, Vythiri
(4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The Dam is really awesome and we should appreciate that, they have kept the place very clean and neat. They even have vehicle arrangements for the people who can't walk from the entrance till the Top ...  more »
  • Its a nice sunny day and we have enjoyed a lot at Banasura Dam, the blue water has emerged like anything. There is a fish spa as well which will enlight you like a spa. So this is like not missed out ...  more »
  • Asia's largest earthen dam! Very scenic and picturesque. They offer speed boating which is quite fun! You have to climb up the hill for about 1 km to reach the dam but they also offer paid jeep servic...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Asia's second largest and India's largest Earth dam. Extremely beautiful and scenic. Pleasantly very well maintained. Getting to the top of the dam is a long steep walk, and if it's a sunny day or noon time could be really exhausting. Thankfully they have jeeps which can give you a ride up to the dam and back for ₹100 or you can walk it for an entry fee of ₹20. There is a nice park on the top and horse riding as well. Ample car parking space at the base below.
  • Trip was not upto the mark due to huge crowd. If you are planing for a trip, make sure you reach there as early as possible around 8:30 AM or before. They have speed boat ride through the dam which will be worth but the queue is expected to be longer. Reaching early will help you in completing this attraction and plan to visit near by ones. They have paid Jeep service to the top of the Dam.
  • This place is a must see in wayanad. Although the walk is better when the sun is hiding and the boating is also great, the banasura meenmutty waterfalls is also a must go location.... The lakeside Road to karlad lake is also amazing
  • This is the second earth dam in the world.really cool breeze and sceinic beauty. There is a good garden to hangout.boating facility is available there with reasonale rate. Noon time is not recomended to visit this place.