Standing tall at a height of around
2030m amidst the dense green
The hill got its name from an Indian legend about a demon king named Banasura who had performed severe penance on the top of the hill while worshipping
The area around Banasura Hill with
The people of this tribe were the main
Wayanad with his wife and some trusted
During this sojourn in the jungles,
One can see
Everything you see depends entirely on
Visitors to the Banasura hill are advised to take food and other necessary things for their journey from Padinjarethata as after that it is very difficult to get anything.
After Padinjarethara one need to reach Kappikulam. People can hire auto from
Visitors to the Banasura hill need to take
The ticket counter is located in
It is named after a nearby waterfall in
This is not the more famous and larger
- 3 hours easier trekking- cost 750rs for a group of 10.
- Half day easy to moderate trekking- cost 1200 INR for group of 10.
- Full day moderate to tough trekking- cost 1500 INR for group of 5.
It is highly recommended to hire a guide as the terrain is very long and difficult. Guide charges will be additional upon these trekking packages and depends purely on them. Better to fix the cost before starting the trek.
The trekking to Banasura hill will take you through:-
-And finally the most difficult last 1-1.5kms of dense virgin forests.
For most part of this trail visitors will have to walk beside an electrified fence. It is important to know that this fence is electrically powered after the sunset, so be careful if you find yourself trekking by it at night.
While on the path you will come across various beautiful streams which will quench your thirst and provide a soothing
Forest department arranges half day trekking for Kattukunnu, which is relatively easier. It is said that on top of this peak one can always feel a moderate wind and hence the name is Kattu
Forest department also arranges trekking to Sayippu Kunnu
During clear days one can spot all the
28 islands of Banasura
The combination of the green
Though cameras cannot catch all the
Kalpetta: 24 kms, Sulthan Bathery: 47kms, Mananthavady: 34kms
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Weather:- Summer (April to September): 22°C - 32° C
Winter (November to February): 12°C - 19° C
Best time to Visit:- Throughout the Year.
Distances:- Coachin- 300 km, Kozhikode- 85 km,
Bangalore- 270 km,Mysore-120km,
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