The main attraction of this Lake is, it is one of the fresh water lakes in Kerala, and is fully surrounded by Evergreen rain forests and Sugandhagiri Hills. It is the one and only one of its kind in Kerala too…! The lake covers nearly 8 Hectors of land. The area is fresh and always be filled with breeze air and sounds of forest. The view of the hill and forest from this lake make the area, unforgettable.
This place can be visited throughout the year, and freshness never gets reduced because of the evergreen forests. The famous Kabani River originates from this Lake. This lake is home for many fresh water fishes (known and unknowns) and the fresh water aquarium is surely a wonder too.
This lake and the surroundings are home for Migrating birds and opens great opportunities for bird watchers.
Boating facility is available in the lake. A children’s park and a Shopping Complex for Handicrafts and Spices of Wayanadu are arranged here by the District Tourism Promotion Council.
How To Reach There:
Pookkot Lake is situated on the way to Kalpetta from Kozhikkode. The route map is given. For those who are coming from Kannur, the better route is through Boys Town- Mananthavadi- Kalpetta- Vythiri- Pookotu Lake. (only 200Kms). Check the Route Map below.