Mananchira Square is man made architectural freshwater lake and one of the prominent tourist attractions of Kozhikode.
Location : Mananchira Square is located in the heart of the Kozhikode city, Kerala, southern India.
About Mananchira Square
In year 1994, Mananchira Square, a park complex surrounding the lake was opened. Lake covers the 3.49 acres (14,120 m2) in area, is rectangular in shape and is fed by a natural spring. Mananchira Square is a palace tank of King Vikrama. Last time Zamorin King, Mana Vikrama was built this huge tank (chira) and is fed by a natural spring. The name of Mananchira Square is drived from, the erstwhile ruler of the Kozhikode Kingdom, Manadevan Samoothiri. Initially it was known as Mana-vedan Chira (pond) and later transformed to Mana-an-Chira. he Square is inclusive of the Mananchira Square, pond or Mananchira and Old Krishanamenon part comprising of the musical fountain
The structure of palace tank has a glimpse of traditional architectural design and is reminiscent of the ancient times.Sorrounding area of Mananchira Square has the most important structures such as Town Hall, Common-wealth Trust office, CSI Church, Lalit Kala Academy Hall, Jama atpalli Mosque, Common-wealth Spinning Mill, Muchhandipalli Mosque, Pattalam Mosque, Mishkal Mosque, Kuttichera (an old Mapilla settlement), Kuttichera Tank and Public Library.
Sourrounded area of the tank has been partly converted into a park, and landscaped with trees, plants and lawns along with a musical fountain and many old traditional Kerala type buildings and a large water tank nearby. Musical fountain at the Square that attracts a lot of visitors.