Banasura Hills, Banasura Dam
Banasura Hills is situated in Wayanad district of Kerala state, India. Banasura Sagar Dam is situated at the foot of Banasura hills, which forms part of the Western Ghats.
Banasura Sagar Dam & nearby Hills are excellent places for a tourist to unwind. Banasura Hill Resort is an earthen hill resort at the foot of the hills at around 20 kilometers distance from the Dam and was rated as Asia’s largest earth resort by BBC and is spread across a sprawling 35 acre plot at 3200 feet above sea level, offering one of its kind experience for the nature loving tourists.
The dam and hills derived its name from Bansura, son of the benevolent Asura king of Kerala, Mahabali alias Bali, son of Devamba and Virochana, grandson of Prahlada, in whose memory Kerala celebrates the Onam festival.
Banasura Sagar Dam is an earth dam and is the largest earthen dam in India and second largest earthen dam in Asia. The dam is built across the Karamanathodu tributary of Kabani river. The dam water supports Kakkayam power project and is also used for irrigation purpose. There are many islands which were formed because of submerged dam waters.
Banasura hills is the second largest mountains in Wayanad at a height of around 6800 feet above sea level. These hills are rich in flora and fauna.
Wayanad Banasura Hills are famous for trekking among tourists. Wayanad Meenmutty falls is a major tourist center nearby to the Banasura hills.
How do I Go to Banasura Hills and Banasura Dam at Wayanad, Kerala?
Hills and the Dam is at a distance of 21 kilometers from Kalpetta town.
Banasura hills can be reached from the Kuttiady – Mananthavady state highway. Mananthavady is at a distance of 25 kilometers from the Banasura hills. Sultan Bathery, an important town in Wayanad district , is at a distance of 57 kilometers from the hills.