Mananchira Square

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: No entry fee.
Time Required
One to two hours
2:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Families with kids and couples.

Quick Info

Located in the heart of Kozhikode city, Mananchira Square is a beautiful park with lush green lawns, fascinating sculptures, Kerala-style buildings, an open-air theatre and a musical fountain. The park is built around the man-made Mananchira Lake. It offers good opportunities for picnics and pleasant walks. The Kozhikode Public Library is located close to the park.

Rankings & Ratings

A large green park with fascinating sculptures and traditional style buildings.
Editor's Rankings

#3 in 5 Things to Do in Calicut

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

The Mananchira Square is a very popular attraction in Kozhikode mainly because of the beautiful sculptures and lawns in it. Families with kids can enjoy a nice picnic in the wonderful natural environment of the park. The park is right in the heart of the city. So it can get a little crowded in the evenings.


  • Serene natural surroundings. 
  • Central location.
  • No entrance fee for the park.
  • Beautiful trees and nice pond.
  • Amusing sculptures and buildings.


  • Can get a bit crowded.
  • Parking space may not be very big.
  • Cannot expect too much cleanliness.

Detailed Info

The Mananchira Lake was built in the 14th century as a bathing pool by a feudal ruler in Kozhikode. Its architectural design and structure is just as it was many centuries ago. The Mananchira Square is a beautiful park built around this lake. It has large green lawns, fascinating sculptures, Kerala-style buildings, an open-air theatre and a musical fountain. The lawns have trees, plants and shrubs that add to the pleasant environment of the park.

Bordered by a laterite-sculpted wall, the entire park is blanketed with lush green grass.  It has 250 lamp posts and an artificial stream. The park offers wonderful opportunities for picnics and pleasant walks. Travellers interested in culture would be amused looking at the sculptures and buildings in the park. Some of the sculptures in the park are of V.K.Krishna Menon, Pathummayude Aadu, Jacek Tylicki and a dinosaur. The town hall, public library and art gallery are located close to the park. There are quite a few cultural events held in the park.