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BANASURA SAGAR DAM:(Padinjarethara)25 km north east of Kalpetta: Considered to be the largest  earth dam in India, as well as the second largest in Asia, this is a mini hydel project. A park with ever flowering trees is a major tourist attraction. Boating facilities in the dam and trekking trails leading from here draw many outdoor enthusiasts.

WAYANAD: A bio-diverse region spread across 2,132 square kilometers on the lofty Western Ghats, Wayanad is one of the few districts in Kerala that has been able to retain its pristine nature. Hidden away in the hills of this land are some of the oldest tribes, as yet untouched by civilization. And the very first prehistoric  engravings in  Kerala, discovered in the foothills of Edakkal and around Ambukuthymala, bear testimony to a pre-historic culture dating back to the Mesolithic Age. Strikingly scenic, it is known for its sub-tropical savannahs, picturesque hill stations, sprawling spice plantations, luxuriant forests and rich cultural traditions. A holistic confluence of wilderness, history and culture, Wayanad is located on the southern tip of the magnificent Deccan plateau.

ACCESSING BANASURA SAGAR DAM

Telephone Access Code:+91-4936
AIR
: Nearest Airpor: Kozhikode
RAIL: Nearest Railway station: Kozhikode
Major towns in the district  and distance from the nearest Railway station:
kalpetta(72km from Kozhikode)
Mananthavady(80 km from Thalassery&106 km from Kozhokode)
Vythiri(60 km from Kozhikode)
ROAD: Well connected by road from Kozhikode, Kannur, Ooty(114 km from Kalpetta)
Mysore(140 km from Kalpetta)
TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICES:
Tourist Information Office Government of Kerala
(Civil station ,Kalpetta)ph:204441,Email:keralatourismwayanad@gmail.com
District Tourism Promotion council,Kalpetta,fax:202134,Pookot ph:255207,Email:info@dtpcwayanad.com,www.dtpcwayanad.com
Government Guest House, Sulthan Bathery,ph:04936-220225

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