Padinjarathara (Wayanad): Finance Minister Thomas Isaac had said that the hydel tourism projects in Malabar would be developed after including them in a package, and Banasura Sagar Dam is pinning its hopes on this announcement. The tourism sector of Malabar will take a big leap if projects are planned linking Banasura Sagar with Kakkayam.
Around 1,000 tourists are visiting Banasura Sagar every day. With the setting up of more facilities and projects, this hydel tourism destination can receive at least 4,000 visitors. Projects like floating hut and garden will rejuvenate the tourism scene of Wayanad as a whole.
This lake near the Banasura hills had been remaining unnoticed for two-and-a-half decades. It was developed only recently. The catchment area of the dam is lying face-to-face with the Banasura hills that touch the skies. There are water bodies at the foot of the hills.
Tourists from Karnataka are the major visitors to Banasura Sagar.
Banasura can be turned into the number 1 hydel tourism spot of Kerala within a short span of time. Floating cafeteria and rope way are being planned. Rest houses can also be built. Visitors are particularly interested in watching the rain from the dam.