Karlad Lake Overview

Ranked 21 of 50 sightseeing in Wayanad

Karlad Lake is located in Thariode, which is around 16 km away from Kalpetta. This is the second largest freshwater lake in the state, which is quite popular among nature enthusiasts for its peaceful environs.

The 7 acres land surrounding this lake is a popular picnic spot, where boating can also be done. This lake is surrounded by dense bamboo groves that are perfect trekking trails for reaching the Pallikkunnu Church.

Banasura Sagar Dam is situated around 3 km away from the Karlad Lake. There is a Karlad Tourism Centre at this place which comprises a facilitation centre, dormitories, a heritage village and a restaurant.  

What travellers are saying about Karlad Lake

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Rajesh Marar

Rajesh Marar3.6/5

44 reviews

Small serene lake

Karlad lake is a few kilometres away from Banasura dam.The lake is small but serene. Overall the place is clean and lovely. Adventerous activities are present for which we need sufficient time.

Pradeep Ramachandran

Pradeep Ramachandran4.3/5

225 reviews

Must visit place

First of all it is ranked 17th now. this place should come rank 4 or 5. It is newly rebuild and good to visit. rope driving and boating in Lake is the best attraction. New swis cottage is getting ready by mid of June or July. All cottages are lake facing. I will suggest all tourists visit this place and make their travel memorable
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Joji Joseph

Joji Joseph4.3/5

200 reviews

Karlad Lake - Beautiful Lake

This visit to this lake on the way from Vythiri was not there in our itinerary but we heard about Karlad Lake from a resort staff and went there just to have a look. But we were surprised to see such a beautiful lake where we could relax, the water was still with lilies and lotus floating on the sides. Since the place was not crowded, we sat by the side watching and relaxing and the gentle breeze and sight of the bamboo groves, few people engaged in boating etc gave us an exceptional feeling. A small food outlet and dormitory is there for refreshment.

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Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n4.3/5

521 reviews

Not maintained well

Nothing special about this place. The lake is not maintained well . Boating at this place is not so fun. Actually lake is not much of attraction . We actually upset because we wasted our time at this place. Not much of a attracting place.



5 reviews

Nice and clean lake

Its nice lake to see I gone there and some flowers in lake nice to see. I got to my home also. Water level is well and clean also. Normal boating is there in the lake.

Jacty Ramesh

Jacty Ramesh2.1/5

4 reviews

Waste of your time

dont waste u r time i karalad lake, very small lake not a attraction place this,best u will move to next place

Arul Sekar

Arul Sekar1.4/5

7 reviews

Not good as of now

This is a pond and boating here is very boring... Nothing here to see and thrill... If you visit, it would be waste of time...