Pookote Lake – An Ideal Picnic Spot

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A must visit destination on your tour of Wayanad, Pookote Lake is a stunning location. This small, natural fresh water lake, about 3 kilometers from Vythiri town is undoubtedly the most beautiful and frequented tourist spot in the whole of Wayanad.

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 spills down into Panamaram valley.

The area surrounding the lake provides recreational facilities to the visitors. It has well-maintained gardens, a cafeteria, paddle and row boats for hire, a fresh water aquarium, and a small emporium selling handicrafts. Visitors can enjoy a boat ride against the serene backdrop, but swimming is not encouraged. The recreational facilities are arranged by District Tourism Promotion Council. The fresh water aquarium with wide varieties of fishes is managed by the Fisheries Department and is a major attraction for tourists.

The shops in the vicinity sell produce such as herbal medicines, honey and spices from the tribal hamlets in the region. Pookot Lake makes an ideal picnic spot. A nominal entrance fee is charged. You also have to pay a nominal fee to take your camera inside. Pookote Lake is 35km from Banasura Hill Resort.


Friday, January 2, 2015
Have visited this place on our trip to wayanad, its a great picnic spot.

Friday, January 9, 2015
I had been to this place last month, a very calm place. Love to visit again

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
This is one of the sight seeing attractions in Wayanad area. The lake is quite picturesque, but it seems from the state of the facilities that it had seen better days in the past.

Monday, January 19, 2015
The area surrounding the lake provides recreational facilities to the visitors? I thinks this place is on my must see place.

Friday, January 16, 2015
This place is all about its boat rides and scenery! The best time to visit this place is as soon as it opens ,because there wouldn't be any crowd and the sun wouldn't be blazing hot , which helps you to paddle your boat peacefully! The charges for the boat ride is also quite nominal

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Pookote lake is one of the most visited and popularized places in Wayanad.. The lake is small, clean n beautiful. Boating in the lake is good fun. The park next to the lake provides a great play area for kids.. There is a small souvenir store at the park. Also is a small cafe which serves coffee n some fast

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Pookot lake is set amongst mountains and has a unique location..off season is a good time to go to avoid crowds.. Must visit in wayanad..boating for half an hour is ideal..you have a guest house, shops, play area etc

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Boating facility is good, lake is clean. Nice place

Monday, February 2, 2015
Its a calm lake. reminds of Ooty's lake. Has peddle boat to enjoy with your partner. Overall a family outing place

Monday, March 30, 2015
My family and I had a great time here

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