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Pookat Lake in Wayanad

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Best time to visit

Jun - Jan

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3-4 Days


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Rs. 2,500
  • Romantic
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  • Sightseeing

About Pookat Lake in Wayanad

The lush green surroundings of the serene Pookot Lake are the biggest tourist spots in Wayanad. Pookot Lake Wayanad with its breathtaking scenic beauty and peaceful surroundings is located three kilometers south of Vythiri town. The pathways around Pookot Lake Wayanad are lined with shrubbery and tall trees. The sheer rustic beauty of the freshwater Pookot Lake, also known as Pookode Lake is overwhelming. The Panamaram rivulet is one of the main tributaries of River Kabani and it originates from Pookot Lake Wayanad and then rushes into Panamaram valley. The freshwater lake has its own freshwater aquarium which is another major tourist attraction. Brim full of freshwater fish and other aquatic life, tourists from all over the world come to see this place.

Pookot Lake Wayanad also offers recreational activities such as boating, strolls around the Children’s Park, and a trip to the Handicrafts and Spices Emporium. This freshwater lake is truly pleasurable in its own right but is also close to several other tourist spots in Wayanad. Kuruvadweep, Pakshipathalam, and Chembra Peak are all located close to Pookot Lake Wayanad. Kuruvadweep is a mesmerizing island cradled by mangrove trees. Pakshipathalam in the Bramhagiri Hills is essentially a birdhouse. It is a hill resort that hosts several varieties of birds. Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad with an elevation of two thousand and one hundred feet above sea level located fourteen kilometers west of Kalpetta.

Pookot Lake Wayanad is also host to some major fairs and festivals as well. The Thirunelli Festival is a two day annual festival of Sree Thirunelli Devaswom held in April.The Valliyoorkkavu Festival is the annual festival of Goddess Bhagavathy, held in March. Both festivals are held at Pookot Lake Wayanad and both are splendid occasions of great joy and celebration. The mesmerizing charm of the lake is enough to alleviate all worries from a troubled mind in just an hour with its freshness.

Host to many fitness enthusiasts, Pookot Lake also has a beautiful jogging area amidst evergreen forests and the freshwater lake. This lake also has the rare blue lotus flower. Pookot Lake is also quite close to Banasura Sagar Dam and its ethereal beauty. Pookot Lake Wayanad is safeguarded by evergreen trees and the lake itself is perennial leaving the impression of absolute eternity and everlasting peace. With an ambiance akin to Ulsoor Lake and Lumbini Gardens in Bangalore, and options to explore the lake by boat and the perimeter on foot, this place is exquisite. As a result, there are few reasons to miss this great tourist spot.

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    With most airlines imposing a 20 kg limit on baggage, one must make sure to not bring excess baggage. Sunscreen and mosquito repellant are a must have, apart from airy cotton apparels and comfortable footwear. Also make sure that you leave enough space in your bags for taking back home souvenirs from the state.

    Some temples in Kerala do not allow photography of the idols and the temple premises. Also, Indian government prohibits photography of bridges and hydroelectric projects in the state

    The off season in Kerala is from April to May, during which time it is too humid for comfort. The monsoon season here is from June to August.

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