Pookode Lake Wayanad 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 waterLilies 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. Easy access from the highway is a great advantage and you don’t have to walk as well for entering Pookode Lake (Also known as Pookot Lake). It is one of the Places to Visit in Wayanad which is equally good for visitors of all ages. You have opportunity of Pedal Boat and Row Boat and also can opt of rowing the boat on your own. Try to arrive before 4 PM to ensure that you get the opportunity for boating. It is one of the most popular /visited tourist places of Wayanad.
Pookode Lake Wayanad Entry Fee
Entry Fee at Pookode Lake Wayanad for Adult and children are mentioned below. This is indicative and subject to change. Apart from entry fee the boating charges will be applicable. There are Pedal boats and row boats.
- Adults : Rs 20
- Students/Children : Rs 10
- Still Camera : Rs 30
Pookode Lake Timings
Pookode Lake opening time is 0900 h. It is good to reach there early to get boating as soon as you reach. During summers it will be tiring to do boating between 1130 h – 1500 h. Evening time there will be heavy rush and will be difficult to get boating during weekends and season,
- 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 Pookode
Lakkidi View Point and Chain Tree are the tourist places near Pookode Lake. You could also consider a Tea plantation tour in Chundale, which is very close. Banasura Sagar Dam to Pookode Lake distance is 30 km. Karlad lake also is within 30 km from Pookode. These sightseeing places can be combined with Pookode Lake in Wayanad Sightseeing Day Tour.
Resorts Near Pookode Lake
There are many wonderful resorts near Pookode Lake. Pookode Lake is very close to Vythiri Area. A few of the popular resorts near Pookode Lake in Vythiri/Lakkidi area are:
- Vythiri Resort
- Vythiri Village Resort
- Windflower Resort
- Vythiri Mist Resort
- Wild Wayanad CGH Resort
- Abad Brookside Resort
- Lakkidi Village Resort
- Vythiri Greens Resort
- Upavan Resort
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From Calicut Railway Station to Pookode Lake distance is approximately 65 km. You can follow the route Calicut – Kunnamangalam – Thamarassery – Adivaram – Lakkidi. After Lakkidi view point, watch out for sign boards of Pookode Lake. Almost after 4 km from Lakkidi View point, you have to take a left turn from Highway. Pookode Lake is almost 1 km from the highway.
From Calicut Airport (CCJ) to Pookode Lake distance is 75 km approximately on bypass road. You don’t need to go to the city, take the medical college road and then continue the same route of Thamarassery – Adivaram – Lakkidi.
Pookode Lake boating is the popular activity at Pookode Lake. There is an aquarium and children play area at Pookode Lake. You also might consider walking around the lake in walk way.
You can take the Sulthan Bathery – Kalpetta – Vythiri – Lakkidi route, if you are staying in Sulthan Bathery area and want to travel to Pookode. Continue on the main road after Vythiri around 3.5 km and you will find a right turn leading to Pookode Lake.
You can start from Lakkidi View Point by 0830 h so that you can cover maximum places. Further, you can travel to Pookode Lake, just 5 km away. You can move on to Banasura Sagar Dam and Karlad Lake in the Pozhuthana Route. You can do some activities en route, like Tea Plantation Tour or Zipline etc.