Banasura Hill is one of the tallest mountains in the Western Ghats of Wayanad district, Kerala, India. The hill is named after Banasura, a legendary individual of Indian legends. It is one of the highest peak exceeding 2,000m between Nilgiris and Himalayas after Chembra Peak. There are 4 tribal settlements on the foot of the Banasura Hill belonging largely to the Kurichiya tribe. The Kurichiyas have a martial way of life, and are specialists with the bow and arrow.
When Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja revolted against the British for imposing exorbitant tax on agricultural products, and fled to the forests of Wayanad to combat a long-drawn guerilla battle towards them, it changed into to these Kurichiya tribesmen that the Pazhassi Raja became for aid. The Pazhassi Raja used their understanding of the topography of the vicinity to inflict defeats at the British forces. The rugged and thickly forested terrain round Banasura Hill with severa caves, streams and water publications fashioned an excellent hiding vicinity for the Pazhassi Raja.