Banasur Sagar Dam, Wayanad - A perfect place for a long walk in the morning || Kerala Diaries

When we were staying at Bamboo village in Wayanad, we planned a day outing to Banasura sagar dam, Pukkode lake and Suchipara waterfalls. Again we took an auto for this day tour and headed towards Banasura dam, which was a drive of an hour from our home stay. No need to say that drive was again through beautiful landscapes full of Coconut/Areca trees, Coffee plantations, Banana farms, tea gardens and various spice plantations.We left at around 8:30am in the morning and when we reached the dam, there was no one at the ticket counter.When we were 8 kilometers behind the destination, Banasura lake started following us on the left side. Early morning hues were looking awesome in the reflection of the lake water.We bought tickets from the counter and then there was a walk of around 1.5 kilometers till the the area which was developed for tourism. This was a lakeside place which has a port dedicated to park boats. There were 3 speed-boats as well.It was a lovely walk around green region full of lot of birds making different sounds. There was a small bird around the trees which was making a sound of ‘flying kiss’ and we named her - ‘kisschidi’ :). Thereon we met that bird multiple times during our Kerala trip.After a while we hit a region from where lake was completely visible. Then we noticed few families walking around.Some of the folks were using horses to ride till the boating point.Two types of boats are available at the port. Charges for speedboat were 500 Rs per ride and 1200 for other boat.At a time, 5 people can ride on a speed-boat and this ride is of 15 minutes. We found another couple there to share the speed-boat and saved 250 rs. :).He was the driver of our speedboat.It was second time I was riding a speed-boat. Long time back I had experienced the same in Govind Sagar lake around Bhakhra Dam.Speed-boat ride was fun. 15 minutes ride in a speedboat is enough. They take you around various the islands in the lake. The experience of ride is more interesting, as you see similar landscapes all around.This was another boat which was slow. 12 folks can ride this boat at a time and it costs 1200 Rs.After speedboat ride, we noticed a sketch artist sitting around the lakeside. He was making portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Somehow I also planned to go for the option which was less time-expensive.Tanish Daniels made my cartoon in 7 minutes and I loved it. Can you guess the fees he charges for a cartoon?We wanted to have some snacks but couldn’t find anything interesting around the dam, so headed towards Pukkode lake after Banasura and had some snacks there.

When we were staying at Bamboo village in Wayanad, we planned a day outing to Banasura sagar dam, Pukkode lake and Suchipara waterfalls. Again we took an auto for this day tour and headed towards Banasura dam, which was a drive of an hour from our home stay. No need to say that drive was again through beautiful landscapes full of Coconut/Areca trees, Coffee plantations, Banana farms, tea gardens and various spice plantations. 

When we were staying at Bamboo village in Wayanad, we planned a day outing to Banasura sagar dam, Pukkode lake and Suchipara waterfalls. Again we took an auto for this day tour and headed towards Banasura dam, which was a drive of an hour from our home stay. No need to say that drive was again through beautiful landscapes full of Coconut/Areca trees, Coffee plantations, Banana farms, tea gardens and various spice plantations.We left at around 8:30am in the morning and when we reached the dam, there was no one at the ticket counter.When we were 8 kilometers behind the destination, Banasura lake started following us on the left side. Early morning hues were looking awesome in the reflection of the lake water.We bought tickets from the counter and then there was a walk of around 1.5 kilometers till the the area which was developed for tourism. This was a lakeside place which has a port dedicated to park boats. There were 3 speed-boats as well.It was a lovely walk around green region full of lot of birds making different sounds. There was a small bird around the trees which was making a sound of ‘flying kiss’ and we named her - ‘kisschidi’ :). Thereon we met that bird multiple times during our Kerala trip.After a while we hit a region from where lake was completely visible. Then we noticed few families walking around.Some of the folks were using horses to ride till the boating point.Two types of boats are available at the port. Charges for speedboat were 500 Rs per ride and 1200 for other boat.At a time, 5 people can ride on a speed-boat and this ride is of 15 minutes. We found another couple there to share the speed-boat and saved 250 rs. :).He was the driver of our speedboat.It was second time I was riding a speed-boat. Long time back I had experienced the same in Govind Sagar lake around Bhakhra Dam.Speed-boat ride was fun. 15 minutes ride in a speedboat is enough. They take you around various the islands in the lake. The experience of ride is more interesting, as you see similar landscapes all around.This was another boat which was slow. 12 folks can ride this boat at a time and it costs 1200 Rs.After speedboat ride, we noticed a sketch artist sitting around the lakeside. He was making portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Somehow I also planned to go for the option which was less time-expensive.Tanish Daniels made my cartoon in 7 minutes and I loved it. Can you guess the fees he charges for a cartoon?We wanted to have some snacks but couldn’t find anything interesting around the dam, so headed towards Pukkode lake after Banasura and had some snacks there.

We left at around 8:30am in the morning and when we reached the dam, there was no one at the ticket counter.

When we were staying at Bamboo village in Wayanad, we planned a day outing to Banasura sagar dam, Pukkode lake and Suchipara waterfalls. Again we took an auto for this day tour and headed towards Banasura dam, which was a drive of an hour from our home stay. No need to say that drive was again through beautiful landscapes full of Coconut/Areca trees, Coffee plantations, Banana farms, tea gardens and various spice plantations.We left at around 8:30am in the morning and when we reached the dam, there was no one at the ticket counter.When we were 8 kilometers behind the destination, Banasura lake started following us on the left side. Early morning hues were looking awesome in the reflection of the lake water.We bought tickets from the counter and then there was a walk of around 1.5 kilometers till the the area which was developed for tourism. This was a lakeside place which has a port dedicated to park boats. There were 3 speed-boats as well.It was a lovely walk around green region full of lot of birds making different sounds. There was a small bird around the trees which was making a sound of ‘flying kiss’ and we named her - ‘kisschidi’ :). Thereon we met that bird multiple times during our Kerala trip.After a while we hit a region from where lake was completely visible. Then we noticed few families walking around.Some of the folks were using horses to ride till the boating point.Two types of boats are available at the port. Charges for speedboat were 500 Rs per ride and 1200 for other boat.At a time, 5 people can ride on a speed-boat and this ride is of 15 minutes. We found another couple there to share the speed-boat and saved 250 rs. :).He was the driver of our speedboat.It was second time I was riding a speed-boat. Long time back I had experienced the same in Govind Sagar lake around Bhakhra Dam.Speed-boat ride was fun. 15 minutes ride in a speedboat is enough. They take you around various the islands in the lake. The experience of ride is more interesting, as you see similar landscapes all around.This was another boat which was slow. 12 folks can ride this boat at a time and it costs 1200 Rs.After speedboat ride, we noticed a sketch artist sitting around the lakeside. He was making portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Somehow I also planned to go for the option which was less time-expensive.Tanish Daniels made my cartoon in 7 minutes and I loved it. Can you guess the fees he charges for a cartoon?We wanted to have some snacks but couldn’t find anything interesting around the dam, so headed towards Pukkode lake after Banasura and had some snacks there.

When we were 8 kilometers behind the destination, Banasura lake started following us on the left side. Early morning hues were looking awesome in the reflection of the lake water. 



When we were staying at Bamboo village in Wayanad, we planned a day outing to Banasura sagar dam, Pukkode lake and Suchipara waterfalls. Again we took an auto for this day tour and headed towards Banasura dam, which was a drive of an hour from our home stay. No need to say that drive was again through beautiful landscapes full of Coconut/Areca trees, Coffee plantations, Banana farms, tea gardens and various spice plantations.We left at around 8:30am in the morning and when we reached the dam, there was no one at the ticket counter.When we were 8 kilometers behind the destination, Banasura lake started following us on the left side. Early morning hues were looking awesome in the reflection of the lake water.We bought tickets from the counter and then there was a walk of around 1.5 kilometers till the the area which was developed for tourism. This was a lakeside place which has a port dedicated to park boats. There were 3 speed-boats as well.It was a lovely walk around green region full of lot of birds making different sounds. There was a small bird around the trees which was making a sound of ‘flying kiss’ and we named her - ‘kisschidi’ :). Thereon we met that bird multiple times during our Kerala trip.After a while we hit a region from where lake was completely visible. Then we noticed few families walking around.Some of the folks were using horses to ride till the boating point.Two types of boats are available at the port. Charges for speedboat were 500 Rs per ride and 1200 for other boat.At a time, 5 people can ride on a speed-boat and this ride is of 15 minutes. We found another couple there to share the speed-boat and saved 250 rs. :).He was the driver of our speedboat.It was second time I was riding a speed-boat. Long time back I had experienced the same in Govind Sagar lake around Bhakhra Dam.Speed-boat ride was fun. 15 minutes ride in a speedboat is enough. They take you around various the islands in the lake. The experience of ride is more interesting, as you see similar landscapes all around.This was another boat which was slow. 12 folks can ride this boat at a time and it costs 1200 Rs.After speedboat ride, we noticed a sketch artist sitting around the lakeside. He was making portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Somehow I also planned to go for the option which was less time-expensive.Tanish Daniels made my cartoon in 7 minutes and I loved it. Can you guess the fees he charges for a cartoon?We wanted to have some snacks but couldn’t find anything interesting around the dam, so headed towards Pukkode lake after Banasura and had some snacks there.


When we were staying at Bamboo village in Wayanad, we planned a day outing to Banasura sagar dam, Pukkode lake and Suchipara waterfalls. Again we took an auto for this day tour and headed towards Banasura dam, which was a drive of an hour from our home stay. No need to say that drive was again through beautiful landscapes full of Coconut/Areca trees, Coffee plantations, Banana farms, tea gardens and various spice plantations.We left at around 8:30am in the morning and when we reached the dam, there was no one at the ticket counter.When we were 8 kilometers behind the destination, Banasura lake started following us on the left side. Early morning hues were looking awesome in the reflection of the lake water.We bought tickets from the counter and then there was a walk of around 1.5 kilometers till the the area which was developed for tourism. This was a lakeside place which has a port dedicated to park boats. There were 3 speed-boats as well.It was a lovely walk around green region full of lot of birds making different sounds. There was a small bird around the trees which was making a sound of ‘flying kiss’ and we named her - ‘kisschidi’ :). Thereon we met that bird multiple times during our Kerala trip.After a while we hit a region from where lake was completely visible. Then we noticed few families walking around.Some of the folks were using horses to ride till the boating point.Two types of boats are available at the port. Charges for speedboat were 500 Rs per ride and 1200 for other boat.At a time, 5 people can ride on a speed-boat and this ride is of 15 minutes. We found another couple there to share the speed-boat and saved 250 rs. :).He was the driver of our speedboat.It was second time I was riding a speed-boat. Long time back I had experienced the same in Govind Sagar lake around Bhakhra Dam.Speed-boat ride was fun. 15 minutes ride in a speedboat is enough. They take you around various the islands in the lake. The experience of ride is more interesting, as you see similar landscapes all around.This was another boat which was slow. 12 folks can ride this boat at a time and it costs 1200 Rs.After speedboat ride, we noticed a sketch artist sitting around the lakeside. He was making portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Somehow I also planned to go for the option which was less time-expensive.Tanish Daniels made my cartoon in 7 minutes and I loved it. Can you guess the fees he charges for a cartoon?We wanted to have some snacks but couldn’t find anything interesting around the dam, so headed towards Pukkode lake after Banasura and had some snacks there.

We bought tickets from the counter and then there was a walk of around 1.5 kilometers till the the area which was developed for tourism. This was a lakeside place which has a port dedicated to park boats. There were 3 speed-boats as well.

When we were staying at Bamboo village in Wayanad, we planned a day outing to Banasura sagar dam, Pukkode lake and Suchipara waterfalls. Again we took an auto for this day tour and headed towards Banasura dam, which was a drive of an hour from our home stay. No need to say that drive was again through beautiful landscapes full of Coconut/Areca trees, Coffee plantations, Banana farms, tea gardens and various spice plantations.We left at around 8:30am in the morning and when we reached the dam, there was no one at the ticket counter.When we were 8 kilometers behind the destination, Banasura lake started following us on the left side. Early morning hues were looking awesome in the reflection of the lake water.We bought tickets from the counter and then there was a walk of around 1.5 kilometers till the the area which was developed for tourism. This was a lakeside place which has a port dedicated to park boats. There were 3 speed-boats as well.It was a lovely walk around green region full of lot of birds making different sounds. There was a small bird around the trees which was making a sound of ‘flying kiss’ and we named her - ‘kisschidi’ :). Thereon we met that bird multiple times during our Kerala trip.After a while we hit a region from where lake was completely visible. Then we noticed few families walking around.Some of the folks were using horses to ride till the boating point.Two types of boats are available at the port. Charges for speedboat were 500 Rs per ride and 1200 for other boat.At a time, 5 people can ride on a speed-boat and this ride is of 15 minutes. We found another couple there to share the speed-boat and saved 250 rs. :).He was the driver of our speedboat.It was second time I was riding a speed-boat. Long time back I had experienced the same in Govind Sagar lake around Bhakhra Dam.Speed-boat ride was fun. 15 minutes ride in a speedboat is enough. They take you around various the islands in the lake. The experience of ride is more interesting, as you see similar landscapes all around.This was another boat which was slow. 12 folks can ride this boat at a time and it costs 1200 Rs.After speedboat ride, we noticed a sketch artist sitting around the lakeside. He was making portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Somehow I also planned to go for the option which was less time-expensive.Tanish Daniels made my cartoon in 7 minutes and I loved it. Can you guess the fees he charges for a cartoon?We wanted to have some snacks but couldn’t find anything interesting around the dam, so headed towards Pukkode lake after Banasura and had some snacks there.

It was a lovely walk around green region full of lot of birds making different sounds. There was a small bird around the trees which was making a sound of ‘flying kiss’ and we named her - ‘kisschidi’ :). Thereon we met that bird multiple times during our Kerala trip. 


When we were staying at Bamboo village in Wayanad, we planned a day outing to Banasura sagar dam, Pukkode lake and Suchipara waterfalls. Again we took an auto for this day tour and headed towards Banasura dam, which was a drive of an hour from our home stay. No need to say that drive was again through beautiful landscapes full of Coconut/Areca trees, Coffee plantations, Banana farms, tea gardens and various spice plantations.We left at around 8:30am in the morning and when we reached the dam, there was no one at the ticket counter.When we were 8 kilometers behind the destination, Banasura lake started following us on the left side. Early morning hues were looking awesome in the reflection of the lake water.We bought tickets from the counter and then there was a walk of around 1.5 kilometers till the the area which was developed for tourism. This was a lakeside place which has a port dedicated to park boats. There were 3 speed-boats as well.It was a lovely walk around green region full of lot of birds making different sounds. There was a small bird around the trees which was making a sound of ‘flying kiss’ and we named her - ‘kisschidi’ :). Thereon we met that bird multiple times during our Kerala trip.After a while we hit a region from where lake was completely visible. Then we noticed few families walking around.Some of the folks were using horses to ride till the boating point.Two types of boats are available at the port. Charges for speedboat were 500 Rs per ride and 1200 for other boat.At a time, 5 people can ride on a speed-boat and this ride is of 15 minutes. We found another couple there to share the speed-boat and saved 250 rs. :).He was the driver of our speedboat.It was second time I was riding a speed-boat. Long time back I had experienced the same in Govind Sagar lake around Bhakhra Dam.Speed-boat ride was fun. 15 minutes ride in a speedboat is enough. They take you around various the islands in the lake. The experience of ride is more interesting, as you see similar landscapes all around.This was another boat which was slow. 12 folks can ride this boat at a time and it costs 1200 Rs.After speedboat ride, we noticed a sketch artist sitting around the lakeside. He was making portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Somehow I also planned to go for the option which was less time-expensive.Tanish Daniels made my cartoon in 7 minutes and I loved it. Can you guess the fees he charges for a cartoon?We wanted to have some snacks but couldn’t find anything interesting around the dam, so headed towards Pukkode lake after Banasura and had some snacks there.

After a while we hit a region from where lake was completely visible. Then we noticed few families walking around. 

When we were staying at Bamboo village in Wayanad, we planned a day outing to Banasura sagar dam, Pukkode lake and Suchipara waterfalls. Again we took an auto for this day tour and headed towards Banasura dam, which was a drive of an hour from our home stay. No need to say that drive was again through beautiful landscapes full of Coconut/Areca trees, Coffee plantations, Banana farms, tea gardens and various spice plantations.We left at around 8:30am in the morning and when we reached the dam, there was no one at the ticket counter.When we were 8 kilometers behind the destination, Banasura lake started following us on the left side. Early morning hues were looking awesome in the reflection of the lake water.We bought tickets from the counter and then there was a walk of around 1.5 kilometers till the the area which was developed for tourism. This was a lakeside place which has a port dedicated to park boats. There were 3 speed-boats as well.It was a lovely walk around green region full of lot of birds making different sounds. There was a small bird around the trees which was making a sound of ‘flying kiss’ and we named her - ‘kisschidi’ :). Thereon we met that bird multiple times during our Kerala trip.After a while we hit a region from where lake was completely visible. Then we noticed few families walking around.Some of the folks were using horses to ride till the boating point.Two types of boats are available at the port. Charges for speedboat were 500 Rs per ride and 1200 for other boat.At a time, 5 people can ride on a speed-boat and this ride is of 15 minutes. We found another couple there to share the speed-boat and saved 250 rs. :).He was the driver of our speedboat.It was second time I was riding a speed-boat. Long time back I had experienced the same in Govind Sagar lake around Bhakhra Dam.Speed-boat ride was fun. 15 minutes ride in a speedboat is enough. They take you around various the islands in the lake. The experience of ride is more interesting, as you see similar landscapes all around.This was another boat which was slow. 12 folks can ride this boat at a time and it costs 1200 Rs.After speedboat ride, we noticed a sketch artist sitting around the lakeside. He was making portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Somehow I also planned to go for the option which was less time-expensive.Tanish Daniels made my cartoon in 7 minutes and I loved it. Can you guess the fees he charges for a cartoon?We wanted to have some snacks but couldn’t find anything interesting around the dam, so headed towards Pukkode lake after Banasura and had some snacks there.

Some of the folks were using horses to ride till the boating point.

When we were staying at Bamboo village in Wayanad, we planned a day outing to Banasura sagar dam, Pukkode lake and Suchipara waterfalls. Again we took an auto for this day tour and headed towards Banasura dam, which was a drive of an hour from our home stay. No need to say that drive was again through beautiful landscapes full of Coconut/Areca trees, Coffee plantations, Banana farms, tea gardens and various spice plantations.We left at around 8:30am in the morning and when we reached the dam, there was no one at the ticket counter.When we were 8 kilometers behind the destination, Banasura lake started following us on the left side. Early morning hues were looking awesome in the reflection of the lake water.We bought tickets from the counter and then there was a walk of around 1.5 kilometers till the the area which was developed for tourism. This was a lakeside place which has a port dedicated to park boats. There were 3 speed-boats as well.It was a lovely walk around green region full of lot of birds making different sounds. There was a small bird around the trees which was making a sound of ‘flying kiss’ and we named her - ‘kisschidi’ :). Thereon we met that bird multiple times during our Kerala trip.After a while we hit a region from where lake was completely visible. Then we noticed few families walking around.Some of the folks were using horses to ride till the boating point.Two types of boats are available at the port. Charges for speedboat were 500 Rs per ride and 1200 for other boat.At a time, 5 people can ride on a speed-boat and this ride is of 15 minutes. We found another couple there to share the speed-boat and saved 250 rs. :).He was the driver of our speedboat.It was second time I was riding a speed-boat. Long time back I had experienced the same in Govind Sagar lake around Bhakhra Dam.Speed-boat ride was fun. 15 minutes ride in a speedboat is enough. They take you around various the islands in the lake. The experience of ride is more interesting, as you see similar landscapes all around.This was another boat which was slow. 12 folks can ride this boat at a time and it costs 1200 Rs.After speedboat ride, we noticed a sketch artist sitting around the lakeside. He was making portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Somehow I also planned to go for the option which was less time-expensive.Tanish Daniels made my cartoon in 7 minutes and I loved it. Can you guess the fees he charges for a cartoon?We wanted to have some snacks but couldn’t find anything interesting around the dam, so headed towards Pukkode lake after Banasura and had some snacks there.


When we were staying at Bamboo village in Wayanad, we planned a day outing to Banasura sagar dam, Pukkode lake and Suchipara waterfalls. Again we took an auto for this day tour and headed towards Banasura dam, which was a drive of an hour from our home stay. No need to say that drive was again through beautiful landscapes full of Coconut/Areca trees, Coffee plantations, Banana farms, tea gardens and various spice plantations.We left at around 8:30am in the morning and when we reached the dam, there was no one at the ticket counter.When we were 8 kilometers behind the destination, Banasura lake started following us on the left side. Early morning hues were looking awesome in the reflection of the lake water.We bought tickets from the counter and then there was a walk of around 1.5 kilometers till the the area which was developed for tourism. This was a lakeside place which has a port dedicated to park boats. There were 3 speed-boats as well.It was a lovely walk around green region full of lot of birds making different sounds. There was a small bird around the trees which was making a sound of ‘flying kiss’ and we named her - ‘kisschidi’ :). Thereon we met that bird multiple times during our Kerala trip.After a while we hit a region from where lake was completely visible. Then we noticed few families walking around.Some of the folks were using horses to ride till the boating point.Two types of boats are available at the port. Charges for speedboat were 500 Rs per ride and 1200 for other boat.At a time, 5 people can ride on a speed-boat and this ride is of 15 minutes. We found another couple there to share the speed-boat and saved 250 rs. :).He was the driver of our speedboat.It was second time I was riding a speed-boat. Long time back I had experienced the same in Govind Sagar lake around Bhakhra Dam.Speed-boat ride was fun. 15 minutes ride in a speedboat is enough. They take you around various the islands in the lake. The experience of ride is more interesting, as you see similar landscapes all around.This was another boat which was slow. 12 folks can ride this boat at a time and it costs 1200 Rs.After speedboat ride, we noticed a sketch artist sitting around the lakeside. He was making portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Somehow I also planned to go for the option which was less time-expensive.Tanish Daniels made my cartoon in 7 minutes and I loved it. Can you guess the fees he charges for a cartoon?We wanted to have some snacks but couldn’t find anything interesting around the dam, so headed towards Pukkode lake after Banasura and had some snacks there.
Two types of boats are available at the port. Charges for speedboat were 500 Rs per ride and 1200 for other boat. 


When we were staying at Bamboo village in Wayanad, we planned a day outing to Banasura sagar dam, Pukkode lake and Suchipara waterfalls. Again we took an auto for this day tour and headed towards Banasura dam, which was a drive of an hour from our home stay. No need to say that drive was again through beautiful landscapes full of Coconut/Areca trees, Coffee plantations, Banana farms, tea gardens and various spice plantations.We left at around 8:30am in the morning and when we reached the dam, there was no one at the ticket counter.When we were 8 kilometers behind the destination, Banasura lake started following us on the left side. Early morning hues were looking awesome in the reflection of the lake water.We bought tickets from the counter and then there was a walk of around 1.5 kilometers till the the area which was developed for tourism. This was a lakeside place which has a port dedicated to park boats. There were 3 speed-boats as well.It was a lovely walk around green region full of lot of birds making different sounds. There was a small bird around the trees which was making a sound of ‘flying kiss’ and we named her - ‘kisschidi’ :). Thereon we met that bird multiple times during our Kerala trip.After a while we hit a region from where lake was completely visible. Then we noticed few families walking around.Some of the folks were using horses to ride till the boating point.Two types of boats are available at the port. Charges for speedboat were 500 Rs per ride and 1200 for other boat.At a time, 5 people can ride on a speed-boat and this ride is of 15 minutes. We found another couple there to share the speed-boat and saved 250 rs. :).He was the driver of our speedboat.It was second time I was riding a speed-boat. Long time back I had experienced the same in Govind Sagar lake around Bhakhra Dam.Speed-boat ride was fun. 15 minutes ride in a speedboat is enough. They take you around various the islands in the lake. The experience of ride is more interesting, as you see similar landscapes all around.This was another boat which was slow. 12 folks can ride this boat at a time and it costs 1200 Rs.After speedboat ride, we noticed a sketch artist sitting around the lakeside. He was making portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Somehow I also planned to go for the option which was less time-expensive.Tanish Daniels made my cartoon in 7 minutes and I loved it. Can you guess the fees he charges for a cartoon?We wanted to have some snacks but couldn’t find anything interesting around the dam, so headed towards Pukkode lake after Banasura and had some snacks there.

At a time, 5 people can ride on a speed-boat and this ride is of 15 minutes. We found another couple there to share the speed-boat and saved 250 rs. :). 
When we were staying at Bamboo village in Wayanad, we planned a day outing to Banasura sagar dam, Pukkode lake and Suchipara waterfalls. Again we took an auto for this day tour and headed towards Banasura dam, which was a drive of an hour from our home stay. No need to say that drive was again through beautiful landscapes full of Coconut/Areca trees, Coffee plantations, Banana farms, tea gardens and various spice plantations.We left at around 8:30am in the morning and when we reached the dam, there was no one at the ticket counter.When we were 8 kilometers behind the destination, Banasura lake started following us on the left side. Early morning hues were looking awesome in the reflection of the lake water.We bought tickets from the counter and then there was a walk of around 1.5 kilometers till the the area which was developed for tourism. This was a lakeside place which has a port dedicated to park boats. There were 3 speed-boats as well.It was a lovely walk around green region full of lot of birds making different sounds. There was a small bird around the trees which was making a sound of ‘flying kiss’ and we named her - ‘kisschidi’ :). Thereon we met that bird multiple times during our Kerala trip.After a while we hit a region from where lake was completely visible. Then we noticed few families walking around.Some of the folks were using horses to ride till the boating point.Two types of boats are available at the port. Charges for speedboat were 500 Rs per ride and 1200 for other boat.At a time, 5 people can ride on a speed-boat and this ride is of 15 minutes. We found another couple there to share the speed-boat and saved 250 rs. :).He was the driver of our speedboat.It was second time I was riding a speed-boat. Long time back I had experienced the same in Govind Sagar lake around Bhakhra Dam.Speed-boat ride was fun. 15 minutes ride in a speedboat is enough. They take you around various the islands in the lake. The experience of ride is more interesting, as you see similar landscapes all around.This was another boat which was slow. 12 folks can ride this boat at a time and it costs 1200 Rs.After speedboat ride, we noticed a sketch artist sitting around the lakeside. He was making portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Somehow I also planned to go for the option which was less time-expensive.Tanish Daniels made my cartoon in 7 minutes and I loved it. Can you guess the fees he charges for a cartoon?We wanted to have some snacks but couldn’t find anything interesting around the dam, so headed towards Pukkode lake after Banasura and had some snacks there.

He was the driver of our speedboat. 


When we were staying at Bamboo village in Wayanad, we planned a day outing to Banasura sagar dam, Pukkode lake and Suchipara waterfalls. Again we took an auto for this day tour and headed towards Banasura dam, which was a drive of an hour from our home stay. No need to say that drive was again through beautiful landscapes full of Coconut/Areca trees, Coffee plantations, Banana farms, tea gardens and various spice plantations.We left at around 8:30am in the morning and when we reached the dam, there was no one at the ticket counter.When we were 8 kilometers behind the destination, Banasura lake started following us on the left side. Early morning hues were looking awesome in the reflection of the lake water.We bought tickets from the counter and then there was a walk of around 1.5 kilometers till the the area which was developed for tourism. This was a lakeside place which has a port dedicated to park boats. There were 3 speed-boats as well.It was a lovely walk around green region full of lot of birds making different sounds. There was a small bird around the trees which was making a sound of ‘flying kiss’ and we named her - ‘kisschidi’ :). Thereon we met that bird multiple times during our Kerala trip.After a while we hit a region from where lake was completely visible. Then we noticed few families walking around.Some of the folks were using horses to ride till the boating point.Two types of boats are available at the port. Charges for speedboat were 500 Rs per ride and 1200 for other boat.At a time, 5 people can ride on a speed-boat and this ride is of 15 minutes. We found another couple there to share the speed-boat and saved 250 rs. :).He was the driver of our speedboat.It was second time I was riding a speed-boat. Long time back I had experienced the same in Govind Sagar lake around Bhakhra Dam.Speed-boat ride was fun. 15 minutes ride in a speedboat is enough. They take you around various the islands in the lake. The experience of ride is more interesting, as you see similar landscapes all around.This was another boat which was slow. 12 folks can ride this boat at a time and it costs 1200 Rs.After speedboat ride, we noticed a sketch artist sitting around the lakeside. He was making portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Somehow I also planned to go for the option which was less time-expensive.Tanish Daniels made my cartoon in 7 minutes and I loved it. Can you guess the fees he charges for a cartoon?We wanted to have some snacks but couldn’t find anything interesting around the dam, so headed towards Pukkode lake after Banasura and had some snacks there.

It was second time I was riding a speed-boat. Long time back I had experienced the same in Govind Sagar lake around Bhakhra Dam.

When we were staying at Bamboo village in Wayanad, we planned a day outing to Banasura sagar dam, Pukkode lake and Suchipara waterfalls. Again we took an auto for this day tour and headed towards Banasura dam, which was a drive of an hour from our home stay. No need to say that drive was again through beautiful landscapes full of Coconut/Areca trees, Coffee plantations, Banana farms, tea gardens and various spice plantations.We left at around 8:30am in the morning and when we reached the dam, there was no one at the ticket counter.When we were 8 kilometers behind the destination, Banasura lake started following us on the left side. Early morning hues were looking awesome in the reflection of the lake water.We bought tickets from the counter and then there was a walk of around 1.5 kilometers till the the area which was developed for tourism. This was a lakeside place which has a port dedicated to park boats. There were 3 speed-boats as well.It was a lovely walk around green region full of lot of birds making different sounds. There was a small bird around the trees which was making a sound of ‘flying kiss’ and we named her - ‘kisschidi’ :). Thereon we met that bird multiple times during our Kerala trip.After a while we hit a region from where lake was completely visible. Then we noticed few families walking around.Some of the folks were using horses to ride till the boating point.Two types of boats are available at the port. Charges for speedboat were 500 Rs per ride and 1200 for other boat.At a time, 5 people can ride on a speed-boat and this ride is of 15 minutes. We found another couple there to share the speed-boat and saved 250 rs. :).He was the driver of our speedboat.It was second time I was riding a speed-boat. Long time back I had experienced the same in Govind Sagar lake around Bhakhra Dam.Speed-boat ride was fun. 15 minutes ride in a speedboat is enough. They take you around various the islands in the lake. The experience of ride is more interesting, as you see similar landscapes all around.This was another boat which was slow. 12 folks can ride this boat at a time and it costs 1200 Rs.After speedboat ride, we noticed a sketch artist sitting around the lakeside. He was making portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Somehow I also planned to go for the option which was less time-expensive.Tanish Daniels made my cartoon in 7 minutes and I loved it. Can you guess the fees he charges for a cartoon?We wanted to have some snacks but couldn’t find anything interesting around the dam, so headed towards Pukkode lake after Banasura and had some snacks there.

Speed-boat ride was fun. 15 minutes ride in a speedboat is enough. They take you around various the islands in the lake. The experience of ride is more interesting, as you see similar landscapes all around. 

When we were staying at Bamboo village in Wayanad, we planned a day outing to Banasura sagar dam, Pukkode lake and Suchipara waterfalls. Again we took an auto for this day tour and headed towards Banasura dam, which was a drive of an hour from our home stay. No need to say that drive was again through beautiful landscapes full of Coconut/Areca trees, Coffee plantations, Banana farms, tea gardens and various spice plantations.We left at around 8:30am in the morning and when we reached the dam, there was no one at the ticket counter.When we were 8 kilometers behind the destination, Banasura lake started following us on the left side. Early morning hues were looking awesome in the reflection of the lake water.We bought tickets from the counter and then there was a walk of around 1.5 kilometers till the the area which was developed for tourism. This was a lakeside place which has a port dedicated to park boats. There were 3 speed-boats as well.It was a lovely walk around green region full of lot of birds making different sounds. There was a small bird around the trees which was making a sound of ‘flying kiss’ and we named her - ‘kisschidi’ :). Thereon we met that bird multiple times during our Kerala trip.After a while we hit a region from where lake was completely visible. Then we noticed few families walking around.Some of the folks were using horses to ride till the boating point.Two types of boats are available at the port. Charges for speedboat were 500 Rs per ride and 1200 for other boat.At a time, 5 people can ride on a speed-boat and this ride is of 15 minutes. We found another couple there to share the speed-boat and saved 250 rs. :).He was the driver of our speedboat.It was second time I was riding a speed-boat. Long time back I had experienced the same in Govind Sagar lake around Bhakhra Dam.Speed-boat ride was fun. 15 minutes ride in a speedboat is enough. They take you around various the islands in the lake. The experience of ride is more interesting, as you see similar landscapes all around.This was another boat which was slow. 12 folks can ride this boat at a time and it costs 1200 Rs.After speedboat ride, we noticed a sketch artist sitting around the lakeside. He was making portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Somehow I also planned to go for the option which was less time-expensive.Tanish Daniels made my cartoon in 7 minutes and I loved it. Can you guess the fees he charges for a cartoon?We wanted to have some snacks but couldn’t find anything interesting around the dam, so headed towards Pukkode lake after Banasura and had some snacks there.

This was another boat which was slow. 12 folks can ride this boat at a time and it costs 1200 Rs.

When we were staying at Bamboo village in Wayanad, we planned a day outing to Banasura sagar dam, Pukkode lake and Suchipara waterfalls. Again we took an auto for this day tour and headed towards Banasura dam, which was a drive of an hour from our home stay. No need to say that drive was again through beautiful landscapes full of Coconut/Areca trees, Coffee plantations, Banana farms, tea gardens and various spice plantations.We left at around 8:30am in the morning and when we reached the dam, there was no one at the ticket counter.When we were 8 kilometers behind the destination, Banasura lake started following us on the left side. Early morning hues were looking awesome in the reflection of the lake water.We bought tickets from the counter and then there was a walk of around 1.5 kilometers till the the area which was developed for tourism. This was a lakeside place which has a port dedicated to park boats. There were 3 speed-boats as well.It was a lovely walk around green region full of lot of birds making different sounds. There was a small bird around the trees which was making a sound of ‘flying kiss’ and we named her - ‘kisschidi’ :). Thereon we met that bird multiple times during our Kerala trip.After a while we hit a region from where lake was completely visible. Then we noticed few families walking around.Some of the folks were using horses to ride till the boating point.Two types of boats are available at the port. Charges for speedboat were 500 Rs per ride and 1200 for other boat.At a time, 5 people can ride on a speed-boat and this ride is of 15 minutes. We found another couple there to share the speed-boat and saved 250 rs. :).He was the driver of our speedboat.It was second time I was riding a speed-boat. Long time back I had experienced the same in Govind Sagar lake around Bhakhra Dam.Speed-boat ride was fun. 15 minutes ride in a speedboat is enough. They take you around various the islands in the lake. The experience of ride is more interesting, as you see similar landscapes all around.This was another boat which was slow. 12 folks can ride this boat at a time and it costs 1200 Rs.After speedboat ride, we noticed a sketch artist sitting around the lakeside. He was making portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Somehow I also planned to go for the option which was less time-expensive.Tanish Daniels made my cartoon in 7 minutes and I loved it. Can you guess the fees he charges for a cartoon?We wanted to have some snacks but couldn’t find anything interesting around the dam, so headed towards Pukkode lake after Banasura and had some snacks there.

After speedboat ride, we noticed a sketch artist sitting around the lakeside. He was making portraits, caricatures and cartoons. Somehow I also planned to go for the option which was less time-expensive. 




Tanish Daniels made my cartoon in 7 minutes and I loved it. Can you guess the fees he charges for a cartoon?

16 comments:

Ravish Mani said...

Wonderful pics as well as story :)

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice post. Love the landscape of Banasura dam.

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks Ravish and Niranjan !

@Niranjan - It has beautiful landscapes all around. I could have spent a whole day clicking the beauty of this place :)

amitabhagupta said...

Beautiful Photographs with good description.

Good to see that you highlighted Tanish Daniels cartoon making skills too and posted even a video.

amitabhagupta said...

Beautiful Photographs with good description.

Good to see that you highlighted Tanish Daniels cartoon making skills too and posted even a video.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful pictures...

Shweta Dave said...

Super pics, I visited Kerela in 2004 and am delighted to see the beauty maintained :)

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks Amitabha ! Tanish deserved this mention.

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks Vineeta and Shweta !

The real places are more beautiful than these photographs :)

Sonal Jagetia said...

The pictures are magnificent! Great clicks.

rupam sarma said...

Awesome photos, Thanks for your post :)

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks Sonal and Rupam !

thetalesofatraveler.com said...

Love the editing of pics and beautiful shots .... visited wayanad 3 years back and your pictures makes me will to plan another escape soon ....

Rajeev Moothedath said...

Beautiful photographs!

sunilwayanad said...

Awesome clicks and lovely narration.

Amit Aggarwal said...

Beautiful photos and and the journey in your words.. Loved the video as well.
I would suggest to have a short version of video (fast forwarded), not more than 60 sec posted.

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