Pookot Lake, 2,100 meters above sea level, is located 3 km south of Vythiri
, in Wayanad District
. This fascinating natural fresh water lake is brimmed with evergreen forests and rolling hills. The Panamaram rivulet, one of the main tributaries of the Kabani River
, originates from the Pookot Lake.
Tall trees and thick bushes along the path round the lake provide a serene and calm atmosphere. Boating at this exotic lake is a wonderful experience. A children’s park, a handicrafts and spices emporium and a fresh water aquarium are the other tourist facilities. Best time to visit here is from August to May.
Pookot Lake can be approached from Kozhikode, 63 km south-west.