Activity Location: Banasura Hills, Wayanad
Starting/End Point - Banasura Hill resort
Activity Timing: 7 hours (Between 10 AM to 5 PM)
About the Banasura hill trekking:
Head out for an enthralling trekking session in Banasura hill which is famous for being the highest mountain range in the Western ghats. The elevation of Banasura peak being 6800 ft above sea level makes the Banasura hill trekking truly astonishing and worthy to be availed when you look forward to some great adventures.
The Banasura hill trekking lets you witness a wide set of unique animals when you pass through the charming trails like wild boars, elephant and dears. The trail of Wayanad's second-highest peak contains some spectacular aspects such as lush green hills, thick forests, steepy rock terrain and plain grasslands. Trek for about 9 km and reach the peak to enjoy the breathtaking views of such a brilliant landscape of green hills and floating clouds.
The Banasura hill trekking lets you grab a scrumptious packed lunch and you can enjoy great comfort with the support of a local guide. Besides, the activity is inclusive of all charges and permits that are required to go for the activity.
Suitable for: People above 11 years, friends, family and corporate outings.
Distance: 9 KM || Level: Moderate || Duration: 7 hours
How to reach: The distance of Banasura Sagar Dam from Vythiri is about 12 km. Public transport buses also run between Vythiri and Wayanad. You can take the bus service from Vythiri to Wayanad and then proceed with a taxi to reach the spot from Wayanad.
Note: Difficulty Level of Trek is moderate, therefore an individual above 11 years can book this package.
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Banasura Hill Trekking lasts 4 to 5 hours, one-way. Ensure to start trekking no later than 6:00 am and the trail starts near the forest office. This is such a trek that offers you the best of its kind in a tropical climate to witness the beauty all around. You will get the chance to see everything from wild medicinal flowers to waterfalls and dewy hills.
For Banasura Hill Trekking, you can carry things according to the trip you have planned. But there are few things that everyone should carry for Banasura trekking such as
- ID Proofs
- Thrillophilia Voucher
- Comfortable Clothes
- Trekking shoes
- Water Bottle.
- You can also pack Insect repellent, shoulder bag to carry most needed stuff. So choose the things according to your comfort.
- Apart from these, you should wear comfortable clothes to experience the rush of adrenalin, trekking through Wayanad and get to see the enormous beauty all over the place.
- Along with this route, you will witness wildlife such as deer, boar, elephants, an array of reptiles, birds and a wide variety of beautiful natural vegetation.
Yes, Banasura trekking is safe as the group leader will take care of your safety & security. Banasura hill trekking has a different flavour altogether and the best location to go for a hearty trek. Although, this doesn’t pose too many challenges the descent fitness level is required.
We would not recommend Banasura trekking during summers because of humidity and during monsoon because it is too slippery. It’s highly recommended to do this trek during winters. Once you reach the hilltop, you will witness the spectacular views of the lake and the reserve forests around the area.
Wayanad is a district situated in the Northeast of Kerala, with lush green forested lands enriched with murky valleys. You can reach Wayanad by road, train, and air.
By Road: Easily accessible from the different parts of Kerala & Karnataka. You can board KSRTC buses from cities like Mysore, Kochi, Bangalore and many others to your destination.
By Train: There is no direct train from Wayanad. You will have to take a train till Kozhikode and is the nearest railway station to Wayanad. After getting down from the train, you can take a taxi or a bus to travel to Banasura Hill.
By Air: The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, located 65 km away. After landing, you can easily find a taxi or a car that will directly take you to Banasura Hill.
The Banasura trekking distance is 9 km one way, start inside the dense forest and encounter plain grasslands with few ridge walks and steep rocky terrain and get the chance to witness India’s largest earth dam, Banasura Sagar Dam. This place is best described as a Highland fling with panoramic views of a breathtaking landscape that blanket the valley.
Yes, anyone can go for Banasura Hill trek because it’s a great trekking site because of the pleasant weather which allows you to easily fall in love with this place. Although, this doesn’t pose too many challenges the descent fitness level is required.
This place is a bit risky for trekkers during the monsoon season because of heavy rainfall & too slippery.
The sinking fog and rays of the sun will give the landscape a different hue. While exploring, you will experience the serene with the cool breeze all around. The top green hill will surely catch your eyes by seeing a cloud crown at the same time.
Banasura trekking is not a beginner’s trek and meant for trekkers who have done treks before or if you have a decent fitness level. It is located in the heart of western ghats, at an altitude of nearly 3200 feet and the second highest peak in the Wayanad region.
The trek distance is 9 km one way, start inside the dense forest and encounter plain grasslands with few ridge walks and steep rocky terrain and takes 4-5 hours one side
During Banasura Hill Trekking, you should wear comfortable trekking suits, trekking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Comfort is the thing you should keep in mind before packing up for the trekking.
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