Mankavu is a suburb of Kozhikode, in Kerala, India. It is known as the site of the Zamorin's kovilakam and it is called Mankavu Padinhare Kovilakam. The community is primarily residential, and is a common residential location for students from the local Zamorin's Guruvayurappan College.

Mankavu Road, a major thoroughfare in Kozhikode is named after this area. Actual Mankavu is situated on the left of the bye-pass road towards Tirur. It is predominantly inhabited by Muslims near the Bye pass road side and Hindus, which include few Brahmin families around the Thrissala Bhagavathy Kshethram, beyond the Kalpaka Theatre, a known spot in Mankavu. Now, the theatre is not functioning. On to the right of the Bye pass road junction, the road leads to Chalapuram, known for schools, residential colonies, Shiva Kshetram, Ganapathy Kshetram.

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