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POOKOT LAKE

Pookot Lake is a scenic freshwater lake in the Wayanad in Kerala, South India. Pookot is a natural fresh water lake nestling amid evergreen forests and mountain slopes at an altitude of 770 meters above sea level. It is 15 km away from Kalpetta. Lying 3 km south of Vythiri town, the lake is one of the most popular tourist spots in Wayanad. that any nature-tourist longs to visit. Panamaram, the rivulet which ultimately becomes Kabani River, originates from the Pookot lake. It is spread across an area of 8.5 hectares and with a maximum depth of 6.5 metres. Horses trot on the pathway and the visitors can have a horse ride, if they wish to, along the pathway. The location also offers the facility to shop for curios. You can select from a wide variety of bamboo and wooden artefacts in the curio shop nearby. The tea, coffee and spices produced in the Wayanad Mountains too can be bought from here. The natural honey, collected by the tribals too is available from the shops here. A children’s park and an aquarium which displays freshwater ornamental fishes are the other attractions in this location. A hatchery for Mahseer fish can also be seen here. Honey, coffee, tea, spice like cardamom are available at best bargain from Pookot lake. When travel to Pookot Lake area, you better stop at least 1km away from your destination and go by walk. You won’t miss the natural beauty of the Pookot and experience many things which cannot be expressed simply through words.