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. Mankavu derives its name from the Zamorin's Mango Orchard that was in the area some historic records says that earlier was known as "Manavedan kavu" and got shortened into "Mankave" . The community is primarily residential, and is a common residential location for students from the local Zamorin's Guruvayurappan College. Krishna Varma and Ravi Varma, famous rebels of Calicut were born and brought up in Mankavu.
Mankavu Road, a major thoroughfare in Kozhikode is named after this area. Actual Mankavu is situated on the left of the bypass road towards Tirur. It is predominantly inhabited by Muslims near the bypass road side and Hindus, which include few Brahmin families around the Thrissala Bhagavathy Kshethram, beyond the Kalpaka Theatre, a known spot in Mankavu. On to the right of the bypass road junction, the road leads to Chalapuram, known for schools, residential colonies, Shiva Kshetram, Ganapathy Kshetram.
Thirssala Bhagavathy Kshethram, is the temple associated with the Zamorin's. The temple complex also have deities of Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva.