Pookode Lake

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Pookode Lake
പൂക്കോട് തടാകം
Location Pookode,Wayanad district, Kerala
Coordinates 11°32′33″N 76°01′38″E / 11.5424566°N 76.0272233°E / 11.5424566; 76.0272233Coordinates: 11°32′33″N 76°01′38″E / 11.5424566°N 76.0272233°E / 11.5424566; 76.0272233
Basin countries India
Surface area 13 acres (5.3 ha)
Average depth 40 metres (130 ft)
Surface elevation 2,100 metres (6,900 ft)
Website http://wayanadtourism.org/explores/pookode-lake
References [1]
Hatchery at Pookode Lake

Pookode Lake is a scenic freshwater lake in the Wayanad district in Kerala, South India. A major tourist destination in the district, Pookode is a natural freshwater lake nestling amid evergreen forests and mountain slopes at an altitude of 770 meters above sea level. It is 15 km away from Kalpetta. It is the smallest and highest freshwater lake in Kerala.


Panamaram, the rivulet which ultimately becomes Kabani River, originates from the Pookode lake.[2] It is spread across an area of 8.5 hectares and with a maximum depth of 6.5 metres.[3] Lying 3 km south of Vythiri town, the lake is one of the most popular tourist spots in Wayanad.


The lake has the shape of India's map. This perennial fresh water lake, nestled among wooded hills, is only one of its kinds in Kerala. Pethia pookodensis, is a species of cyprinid fish known to occur only in Pookode Lake. The lake has abundance of blue lotus and fresh water fishes. The forests surrounding the lake hold many wild animals, birds and flies.There are groups of Blue water lily flowers scattered here and there in the lake.


The lake is under the South Wayanad forest division and run by District Tourism promotion council. Boating facilities, children's park, handicrafts and spices emporium and fresh water aquarium are among the tourist attractions here.[4]

How to reach there[edit]

By road: From Calicut 60 km, along NH 212. Nearest bus stop is Thalippuzha. Nearest Railway Station: Calicut railway station (60 km) Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport



  1. ^ "Pookode Lake, Wayanad, Pookode Lake Boating Time & Ticket Charge - Wayanad.com". www.wayanad.com. 
  2. ^ "Waynad: Rivers". Waynad District website. Collectorate, Wayanad, Kerala State. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Lakes and Islands". 
  4. ^ "Waynad Gallery". Waynad District website. Collectorate, Wayanad, Kerala State. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 

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