Shopping in India has developed a lot in the last few decades. Due to this, the fashion industry has also become very successful. Earlier the shopping was done at an open shop which has now turned into a mall. India’s retail sector has moved ahead in shopping malls. Shopping malls are more preferred by the public in reputed markets in India. One reason for this is that they do not offer much more than just shopping, but the design, quality and size have also improved. Buying things from shopping malls is a beautiful experience. Apart from various brands and foods, these shopping malls also have many entertainment facilities available, which are successful in attracting the crowd on weekends. This article mentions the list of the top 10 best shopping malls in India which are shining like a star in this modern era.
Top 10 Shopping Malls in India
DLF Mall of India, Noida
DLF Mall of India located in Noida, India is one of the largest shopping malls in the country and one of the most popular malls in Delhi NCR. It was opened to the public in February 2016. The mall is spread over 7 floors, including five customized zones, such as Market Place, International Boulevard, The High Street, Family World and Leisure Land; Each region is dedicated to a particular category. The mall has 75 brands, 80 kiosks, 5 customized shopping zones, 75 food and beverage options and a movie theater with 7 screens. It also has several entertainment areas, including a 7-screen PVR multiplex and gaming center, Smash.
Lulu International Shopping Mall, Kochi
‘Lulu International Shopping Mall’ located in Kochi, Kerala, is included in the list of the best malls in India. This mall is the largest shopping mall in India in terms of total area. This mall was opened in March 2013. It is one of the most visited places in Kerala. The four-story mall has 225 outlets. This mall has brought 100+ biggest brands in the world to Kerala for the first time. It also has the country’s largest hypermarket, in addition to a 2500-seater multi-cuisine food court and several fine dining restaurants and cafes. Also, it includes the Family Entertainment Zone, a multiplex, ice skating rink and bowling alley. The mall has various other facilities including ATM, luggage counter and automated parking area with a capacity to accommodate 3,800 vehicles.
Z Square Mall, Kanpur
Z Square Mall is one of the top and largest shopping malls in India. Located in Kanpur, this mall has been ranked as one of the best upcoming malls in the country according to a survey. The mall is spread over 1,500,000 sqft in an area of five acres in the middle of the city of Kanpur. It consists of more than 150 national and international brands. The mall has a play area called Children’s Square which has many swings, carts and plays stations. It also organizes a number of activity camps for arts and crafts, painting, singing, dancing, storytelling, etc. There is a food court at the top of the mall. Also, this mall has 3-tier basement parking which can accommodate 2500 vehicles.
Sarath City Capital Mall, Hyderabad
Sarath City Capital Mall is located in Hyderabad, which is one of the largest malls in Hyderabad Housing. It includes more than 430 international and local brands across multiple categories such as fashion, jewelry, home decor and electronics. Apart from fashion, it has an indoor adventure park, 7-screen AMB Cinemas multiplex, a trampoline park, a snow theme park and many more. The dining options at the mall include two spacious food courts and restaurants, cafes and fast food options. It also has some nightclubs, lounges, and a microbrewery set up in the 900-seater open-air auditorium for musical and cultural festivals, along with a place to work. The parking of this mall can accommodate more than 5000 vehicles.
World Trade Park, Jaipur
The World Trade Park Jaipur is located in Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan and is on the list of the top and largest malls in India. The mall opened in late 2012. The mall has also won the Best Architecture and Mall of the Year awards for its distinctive design. WTP is also the main attraction of Bollywood celebrities for film promotion. Where many Bollywood celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Shahrukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Nabir Kapoor and Aamir Khan come to promote their films. It consists of several high-end brands with multiplexes, an entertainment city, a food court and a parking space. In addition, it has a dedicated block for the kid’s Entertainment, called “Kids Zone”.
Esplanade – Nexus Malls, Bhubaneswar
Esplanade is the largest shopping mall located in Bhubaneswar in the state of Odisha. It was developed by Forum Group and The Blackstone Group. It became a hit among the shopping population of Bhubaneswar city as it included big brands in fashion, footwear, accessories and many categories. The 9-story mall has a huge food court and many fine food and drink outlets. The Cinepolis multiplex, a large parking space and a gaming zone further increase the popularity of this mall.
Phoenix Marketcity, Chennai
Phoenix Marketcity Mall is one of the best shopping malls in Chennai. The mall was jointly developed by Phoenix Mills Limited and Crest Ventures Limited. It was opened to the public in January 2013. It has more than 300 retail outlets, including national and international brands. In addition, the mall is a 27-screen jazz cinema multiplex and the first IMAX screen in the city. It includes other facilities such as Gaming House, Fun City, multi-level parking and Scary House, which attracts huge crowds on weekends. This mall also offers some 30 boutique hotel rooms.
Mantri Square Mall, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Mantri Square Mall located in Bangalore is included in the list of the best and largest malls in the country. It has more than 250 retail stores of international, national and regional brands. Also, it has entertainment zones, several gaming zones, a bowling alley and a 6-screen INX multiplex and a large food court. Mantri Square Mall also has a dining area with 39 food and drink outlets. The mall has a parking capacity of 1800 cars in addition to 550 two-wheelers. This mall provides a great shopping experience in Bangalore.
VR Chennai | Shopping Centre, Chennai
VR Chennai India is one of the largest and top malls in the country, located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The mall was opened to the public on 18 June 2018. The mall includes The Hive with 240 retail stores, a 50,000-square-foot co-working space, a 10-screen multiplex theater, an event space, an open-air amphitheater, a boutique hotel, a multi-dining facility and other amenities. The mall hosts live music on weekends at 6:00 pm. It offers a farmers market every Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm.
Elante Mall, Chandigarh
Elante Mall located in Chandigarh city is listed in the list of largest and top shopping malls in India. Elante Mall is spread over an area of 20 acres. It is a part of a mixed-use real estate development project by Larsen & Toubro called Elante. It has stores of various Indian and international brands, a food court and café, an 8-screen multiplex of PVR Cinemas and a Fun City for children’s entertainment.