Pookot Lake

Pookode Lake Wayanad

Fast Facts


8.5 h.a

Altitude of the location

2100 meters above sea level

Water Depth


Main Attraction

Fresh-water Aquarium

Best Time to Visit August to May


The Pookot Lake, located 3km south of Vythiri town, is the most frequented tourist spot in the entire Wayanad district of Kerala. A must-visit destination on your Kerala tour, this beautiful fresh-water lake is at a distance of 13 km from Kalpetta.

About Pookot Lake

The most important tourist destination in Wayanad, Pookot Lake is a natural fresh water lake nestled amidst evergreen forests and wooded slopes. Surrounded by lush greenery all around, this idyllic lake, with its breathtaking scenic beauty and peaceful ambience, mesmerizes every visitor on tour to Pookot Lake. The pathway around the lake is lined by thick bushes and tall trees which further add to the overall charm. One of the main tributaries of the Kabani River – the Panamaram rivulet originates from Pookot Lake and then tumbles down into Panamaram valley. A fresh-water aquarium filled with an excellent array of fishes is a major attraction for tourists on their tour to Pookot Lake. The recreational facilities at the spot include Boating in the lake, Children's Park, and Handicrafts and Spices Emporium.

The pleasant weather, combined with the scenic beauty and hypnotizing charm of the region promises to make your tour to Pookot Lake a thoroughly rejuvenating and memorable experience.

Tourist Places near Pookot Lake


An idyllic hill resort located in the Brahmagiri hills, 7 km north-east of Thirunelli, Pakshipathalam is about 66 km from Kalpetta and it houses a wide variety of birds and animals.


Located in close proximity to Pakshipathalam, Kuruvadwep is a beautiful island, stretching for 950 acres on the banks of the Kabani River, 17 km from Mananthavady.

Chembra Peak

It is the highest peak in Wayanad, rising to a height of 2100m above sea level. Located 14 km west of Kalpetta.

Fairs and Festivals

Wayanad being a major district of Kerala, it celebrates all major festivals of the state like Onam Festival, Thrissur Pooram, and others. But the festivals unique to this place include Thirunelli Festival – the two day annual festival of Sree Thirunelli Devaswom held in April, and Valliyoorkkavu Festival – the annual festival of Goddess Bhagavathy, held in March.

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