Pookot Lake

Pookot Lake

Pookot Lake is a naturally formed lake at the tryst of three hill bases, but at an altitude of 800 meter above sea level, is undoubtedly a visual treat.   Nestled among mountains with dense forest, that line along the trail around tranquil water which embellish with mesmerizing array of blue Lotus and water Lillies together.  A stroll on the path around the lake through the shadows of lush green trees will be truly relaxing. Spread over lavishly in 8.5 hectare, it provides you ample boating experience with both pedal and row options. A well equipped Children’s Park and Aquarium (Under Fisheries dept) are added attractions for families. This fresh water lake is so close to Vythiri which is the main hub of tourism in Wayanad. It is one of the most popular /visited tourist places of Wayanad.

Entry Fee at Pookot lake :

Adults : Rs 20

Students/Children : Rs 10

Still Camera : Rs 30

Timings of Pookot lake :

The Lake is open throughout the week from 0900 h to 1700 h.

Entry is generally closed by 1630 h.

The Lake can be visited throughout the year.

Places to Visit near Pookot lake :           

Chain Tree, Lakkidi View Point, Bansura Sagar dam are the nearest tourist attractions.

How to Reach Pookot Lake

  • ROAD
  • RAIL
  • AIR

Calicut to Pookot lake Route: Calicut-Thamarassery-Vythiri. From Vythiri, Pookot lake is 3 km.  Calicut to Pookot lake distance is 60 km, covered in 1 h 35 min.

Bangalore to Pookot lake Route: Bangalore-Mysore- Sulthan Bathery- Kalpetta-Vythiri-Pookot Lake.  Bangalore to Pookot lake distance is 292 km, covered in 5 h 55 min.

Mysore to Pookot lake Route: Mysore- Sulthan Bathery- Kalpetta-Vythiri-Pookot Lake. Mysore to Pookot lake distance is 151 km, covered in 3 h 5 min.

Nearest Railway Station to Pookot lake is Kozhikode Railway Station (CLT), known as Calicut (CLT). Calicut Railway Station to Pookot lake distance is 60 km, covered in 1 h 35 min.

Mysore Railway Station to Pookot lake is 151 km, covered in 3 h 5 min.

Nearest airport to Pookot lake is at Kozhikode (Calicut), known as Karipur International Airport (CCJ) at 66 km covered in 2 h.

Bangalore Airport to Pookot lake is 335 km, covered in 6 h 50 min. It is presently known as Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport (BLR).

How to Reach Pookot lake within Wayanad:

Pookt Lake is located near to Vythiri Town(1 km diversion from NH212)

From Kalpetta Town- Kalpetta-Chundel- Vythiri- Pookot.

From Sulthan Batheri : Batheri- Kalpetta-Chundel- Vythiri- Pookot.  .

From Manthavadi : Manthavadi-Panamram- Kalpetta-Chundel- Vythiri- Pookot.

Distance to Pookot Lake

From Place Distance (in Km)
Bangalore 295 km
Calicut 60 km
Mysore 150 km
Kalpetta 15 km
Sulthan Bathery 37 km

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