A great place for some relaxation

Pookode Lake in Wayanad

A lovely and serene place to spend some time
Tourism in Wayanad

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Best time to visit
Jun - Jan
Ideal Duration
3-4 Days
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Not Required
Starting from
Rs. 2,500
  • Romantic
  • Ideal for families
  • Sightseeing

About Pookode Lake in Wayanad

A lovely and serene place to spend some time, Pookode Lake is a marvelous tourist destination in Kalpetta, in Wayanad. Located nearly 15 kms from the city center, this freshwater lake is an amazing place and a much-loved spot for locals and tourists alike. There is also a Pookode lake resort here, so that those looking to spend a night here can enjoy a relaxing night and a beautiful sunrise. You can also enjoy Pookode Lake boating here, if you fancy a good workout and want to really see the lake and its surroundings. Pookode Lake is nearly 40 mts deep, and covers an area of almost 40 acres. It is located nearly 770 mts above sea level, and is the second largest freshwater lake of Kerala. It is also the highest freshwater lake in the state. It is a great place for nature lovers and photographers, as well as for those who love to paint surreal looking landscapes. Bird watchers can also have a good time here, especially during migration season, since birds from nearby areas come over here to rest their wings before they take flight again.

A unique fact about the Pookode lake kalpetta is that it is shaped roughly like the geographical map of India, but this shape can only be made out if seen from above. There are a variety of fishes and other marine life in the lake, although fishing is prohibited here. Pethia pookodensis, a rare species of cyprinid fish, can be found only in the Pookode Lake. You are also sure to elusive blue lotus in the lake, and the lake is generally fully covered with these beauties when it is flowering season. Come over to this place and spend some time feeling at one with nature, and find your peace of mind.

Pookode Lake timings are 9 am to 5 pm every day. Pookode Lake entry fee is INR 10 for adults and INR 5 for children. After spending quality time here, visitors can travel from Pookode Lake to Banasura Dam which is about 26 km away. 

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    Patil Bd

    Pune

    Patil's 5 days trip to Wayanad

    Overall experience with the trip was nice, from bookings to return flight. Comfort destinations agent Robin was very helpful during this. Just Houseboat stay experience was not upto the mark this too I communicated to Robin and as per him all the deluxe boats are same, and one should book premium boat for a good houseboat stay experience. All the hotels are nice Pine Tree Munnar, Mountain Hues Thekkedy, Castle Rock Cochin. Driver was humble. One suggestion- In Cochin sight seeing there should be more option like a Museum visit. Thank You Comfort Destination for this wonderful trip. Four star for Hotel due to House boat stay experience else rest of the Hotels are good. Roaming on Allepy Road without cab..

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    Sravani Smo

    Hyderabad

    Sravani's 4 days trip to Wayanad

    Cab was good, cab driver should improve his patience, Munnar resort was good but Thekkady hotel high range plaza has no hot water and even a restaurant. The breakfast served there was also not good. Boat house services were good Boat house

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    Meenasinghchauhan

    New delhi

    Meenasinghchauhan's 5 days trip to Wayanad

    Pls improve your boathouse trip because cleaning issue and food issue was there due to that we both are suffering fever and health issue Commitment and delivery both are total different We started our trip with negative impression every time we are delay Not happy so don’t want to share Always try to take feedback with your partner channel also and visit as well Money is very important for us so try give take responsibility for other money also Driver is very good and nature was excellent Rest is ok But I can’t refer to anyone now just because of my experience

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    Nijasrireddy

    Hyderabad

    Nijasrireddy's 7 days trip to Wayanad

    We enjoyed the trip It was good experience One thing you guys should take care of covering all the things and better to give advices to the tourist who doesn’t know much idea about the trip.My purposal is to suggest them good places to visit and let them know everything what to do and what not to do in the trip. In dreamland it was the best place for couples and also many others to enjoy adventure things.

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    Bharath Kolanda

    Bangalore

    Bharath's 5 days trip to Wayanad

    Hotel accommodation and trip planning was good. However someone stole sunglasses and we suspect cab driver arranged by travel agent

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    Kaushik Vankayala

    Bengaluru

    Kaushik's 3 days trip to Wayanad

    I would say I had a underwhelming experience. To start off the driver took us to a marine drive which was total unworthy. We spent about 2000 for bull shit ride in a crappy back water. Straight forward point there are no visiting places worthy for tourists in Cochin. After that we went to Cherai beach which was a very nice experience. Later the next day the house boat was a pathetic one provided. The boat was not up to the expectation and nothing compared what the representative provided. I was very disheartened by the trip. Food provided was fairly good but did not have any enchanting experience over there. The last day we visited water falls at two places and the day was called an end. I had to chat for a while with the representative for arranging the drop at our desired location. My overall experience was bad and the trip cost was not worth what I experienced. Cherai Beach, Elephant Ride, Waterfalls View

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    Avinash Patil

    I no book my flight

    Avinash's 7 days trip to Wayanad

    Driver was bad...his driving was good but his behaviour not so comfortable Munnar was beautiful place.... Had good time in there

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    Abdul Kader

    Mumbai

    Abdul's 7 days trip to Wayanad

    Team of holiday package booking It was all fun to deal with you for kerala trip We enjoyed to utmost and the guide was also very nice . Will surly recommend others for your company, and we ourself will be in touch for future trips with 5 star everything

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    Gourav Sharma

    Jaipur

    Gourav's 5 days trip to Wayanad

    It was nice trip and experience.Enjoyed stay at Houseboat with candle light dinner.

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    Venky Pai

    Mumbai

    Venky's 4 days trip to Wayanad

    The deadline to order Dinner in all the hotels is very early. Need to extend it to atleast 10:30 - 11:00 PM as having dinner at 9:00 PM for travellers is not feasible. Hot water in bathroom was not proper hot for bath, upon asked we have been told that it is due to single phase electricity. Expecting very hot water in hotels in the places like Munnar where the climate is very cold..No varieties in breakfast in all the 3 hotels we visited, Idli Sambar & bread butter was common in all the 3 places. Was expecting Appam, Medu wada or any traditional Kerala items in breakfast.

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    The lake is spread over 13 acre.

     

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