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Mananchira Lake

Mananchira Lake

Mananchira Square, a man-made lake is positioned in the heart of the district of Kozhikode in Kerala. The lake is stretched over a length of 3.49 acres and serves as a main source of drinking water for the locales. The lake was named after Manadevan Samoothiri, the former ruler of the Kozhikode Kingdom, initially recognized as Mana-vedan Chira pond but later on it changed its name to Mana-an-Chira.

The architecture in Mananchira Square is reminiscent of the intricate craftsmanship of olden times. With its meticulously landscaped lawns, musical fountain& open air theatre, making this makes for a perfect setting to attract tourists.

Some believers believed that the lake possesses a rectangular shape and is a rain-fed pond. It was originally constructed as a bathing pool by the Zamorin Mana Vikrama the feudal ruler of Kozhikode around 14th century and was known by the name of Manadevan’s Chira which was later named as Mananchira. Then in 19th century , Calicut’s municipal announced that the lake was reserved exclusively for drinking purposes and is prohibited to be used for bathing, washing and other such activities.

A neighboring park to the Mananchira Square is a well-known picnic spot and was inaugurated in 1994, now has become a major source of attraction for the tourists. Calicut has an International airport and also possesses a railway terminal. It is also recognized as the third largest city in the state of Kerala and is well connected with all the major cities of the country.

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