Pookode Lake is a scenic and natural freshwater lake nestling amid evergreen forests and mountain slopes at an altitude of 770 meters above sea level in the Wayanad district in Kerala, South India.
Panamaram, the rivulet which ultimately becomes Kabani River, originates from the Pookode lake. It’s been spread across an area of 8.5 hectares and with a maximum depth of 6.5 metres. Lying 3 km south of Vythiri town, the lake is one of the most popular tourist spots in Wayanad.
This lake has a shape of India’s map. This perennial fresh water lake, nestled among wooded hills, is only one of its kinds in Kerala. Pethia pookodensis, is a species of cyprinid fish known to occur only in Pookode Lake. The lake has abundance of blue lotus and fresh water fishes. The forests surrounding the lake hold many wild animals, birds and flies. There are groups of Blue water lily flowers scattered here and there in the lake.
The lake is under the South Wayanad forest division and run by District Tourism promotion council. Boating facilities, children’s park, handicrafts and spices emporium and fresh water aquarium are among the tourist attractions here. It is 15 km away from Kalpetta.
The lake is maintained by the South Wayanad forest division. There are frequent bus services to this place. The timing is from 9 am to 5 pm.
Ticket Charge is as follows:
For Adults: Rs 10
For Children: Rs 5
Pedal Boats Charges
For Two persons: Rs 30
For Five Persons: Rs 50