Story Dated: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 22:3 hrs IST
The picturesque Banasura Project is the largest earthen dam in India and the second largest in Asia.
Location : Banasura Project at Padinjarathara, about 25 km northeast of Kalpetta, Waynad district, north Kerala. Located in the midst of lovely, mistclad hills with a wildlife sanctuary and park full of flowering trees, this spot of enchantment has no parallel elsewhere. With its placid crystal clear waters Banasura is a wonderful picnic spot. At Kalpetta, which once used to be the stronghold of the Jains in Kerala, you also have the attraction of historic monuments like the Ananthanathaswami Jain Temple near Puliyarmala.
Nearest railway station: Kozhikode, about 72 km away from Kalpetta.
Nearest airport: Karipur International Airport, about 23 km from Kozhikode town.