Pookot Lake is a natural fresh water lake which nestles in the lap of evergreen mountains surrounding it.This breathtaking beauty is located 3 km from south of Vythiri town, near Lakkidi.A fresh water aquarium with a nice collection of wide varieties of fishes and a green house close to Pookot lake add to this real beauty. This fresh-water aquarium filled with an excellent array of fishes is a major attraction for tourists on their tour to Pookot Lake. The recreational facilities include Boating in the lake, Children's Park, and Handicrafts and Spices Emporium and are arranged by District Tourism Promotion Council. The weather here is salacious providing an unforgettable enchanting beauty.The thick bushes along with the evergreen forest lining along this pristine lake make the boating a memorable and delightful one. Walk through the forested region and loose yourself in serene nature.One of the tributaries of Kabaini river, the Panamaram rivulet, originates from Pookot lake.
By Air : Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode is about 63 km.
By Rail : Kozhikode is about 63 km.
Bus services and taxi services are available from Kozhikokde to this spot.
Altitude of the location : 2100 meters above sea level
Toral Area : 8.5 h.a.
Maximum Water Depth : 6.5 meters
Best Time : August To May
Main Attraction :Fresh Water Aquarium, Boating
Location :3 Km South Of Vythiri,13 Kms from Kalpetta,40Km
from Sultan Bathery and 50 Km from Mananthaavady.
As the name suggests, Pakshipathalam is a house for wide variety of birds and animals. This is about 70 Km from kalpetta and is located in the Brahmagiri hills.
Kuruvadwep is a beautiful island, stretching for 950 acres on the banks of the Kabani River.Kuruvadweep is located 17 km from Mananthavady and is very close to Pakshipathalam,
Chembra Peak :
The highest peak in Wayanad,Chembra peak is at a height of 2100m above sea level. It is located 14 km west of Kalpetta.
Thirunelli Festival :This is a two day annual festival of Sree Thirunelli
Devaswom. This is held in April
Valliyoorkkavu Festival :the annual festival of Goddess Bhagavathy. This is
held in March.
Actually the tour to Pookot Lake does not require a stay. But a tour package to Wayanad district need stay.There are various hotels and resorts in and around Wayanad offer decent accommodation facilities. These modern hotels are equipped with all those facilities required for a perfect stay.
PRESENT DAY PROBLEMS
It sad to know that this serene beauty is a dying lake. Once this place was a spot for numerous species ,but now only few species can be spotted .Recent commercial activities including urbanization in this spot put a black mark on the heavenly land. There should necessary and sudden steps to prevent this decaying. Afforestation is the most needy thing that can be fulfilled only with the help of inmates of Vythiri Once numerous species existed; at present only few can be spotted.
A visit to this charm river lined with lush greenery is a thoroughly rejuvenating and memorable experience. With all these natural gifts,Pookot takes us to the bygone days of peace and it is really a heaven for peace-loving travelers.
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