"When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping!"
Almost everyone must have come across the movie named 'Confessions of a Shopaholic'. It becomes really difficult to control one's urge to go shopping after watching the film. Shopping is a common characteristic observed across people belonging to different castes and religions. Women especially have this shop till you drop kind of attitude. It is one of the best cures for a bad spoiled mood or boredom. Shopping in Bangalore is one such feast to the eyes- its shops, varieties of items, street food - it is all so alluring and refreshing.
Let's take a virtual stroll through 10 Best Shopping Malls in Bangalore:
1. Phoenix Marketcity
This mall is one of the best shopping destinations in Bangalore. It is spread over 15 acres and is a retail hub as well as one of the largest malls of Bangalore. This shopping mall has 4 levels and has an architectural design which is very different from the rest. There are numerous open spaces, huge outdoor courtyard and three very accessible entries as well as exits. There is no parking crunch as well as over 3000 vehicles can be parked in the 900000 square feet parking space. Some of the major apparel stores worth visiting in the mall include Zodiac, Pantaloons, Fab India, Pepe Jeans, Levi's, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Allen Solly and many more.
Timings: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM on weekdays and 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM on weekends.
Highlights: All Lifestyle Brands, Copper Chimney, Starbucks, PVR Cinemas, Bowling and Rock Climbing.
Address: Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevpura, Bengaluru.
2. Forum Shopping Mall
This mall has by far been declared as the largest shopping mall in the city. It was inaugurated by the Prestige Group in the year 2004. The mall comprises of five floors in total and has offered a convenient parking facility as well. It occupies an area of around 7,80,000 square feet offering convenience and ease to shop with the latest facilities required. It is located on the Hosur road in Koramangala. Some of the most famous entertaining joints one can find here are McDonald, PVR Cinemas, KFC, Pizza Hut etc. One must pay a visit to the shopping mall once for sure!
Timing: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Highlights: Multistorey Book Store, Major Fashion Brands and food joints.
Address: No. 21, Hosur Road, Koramangala, Bengaluru.
3. Bangalore Central
Central Mall, Bangalore offers a first-class shopping experience to its customers. Since the mall is located in the middle of the city, the customers do not have to travel a lot of distance to reach there. More than 300 brands of apparels, accessories and footwear are present in addition to a full range of books, food courts, fine dining restaurants, pubs, music and coffee shops. This mall is spread over an area of 12,000 square feet. There are four floors in the mall wherein the first floor carries women's apparels, footwear, cosmetics and electronics. The second floor has men's apparels and the third floor contains branded sportswear as well as other funky stuff. The fourth floor has kids stuff and hogging joints.
Timing: 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM.
Address: Plot No.45/1, 45/2, 45th Cross, J.P.Nagar 2nd phase, Bengaluru.
4. UB City Mall
UB City Mall which is joint ownership of UB Group and Prestige Group has been voted as the most luxurious shopping malls in the entire city of Bangalore. It is located in UB City on Vittal Mallya Road in Bangalore. The mall consists of a number of popular brands including Estee Lauder, Etro, Burberry, Café Noir and the likes.
Timings: 10:30 AM to 11:00 PM.
Angana Spa: 10 AM to 8 PM
Restaurants: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM (Sunday - Thursday) and 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM (Friday & Saturday)
The Stores: 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Highlights: Skye lounge, Luxury brand stores like Rolex, Estee Lauder, Etro, Louis Vuitton, Dunhill, etc.
Address: 24, Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru.
5. Orion MallOrion Mall is spread over an area of 1.1 million square feet and is considered as the third largest mall in Bangalore. Orion Mall is a part of Brigade Gateway which is a premium enclave and comprises of World Trade Center, Sheraton Grand Hotel and Columbia Asia Hospital as its part apart from the Orion Mall. The mall is four storied building and provides good shopping experience along with amazing multiplex and a number of food & dining options including lakeside cafes and bowling & gaming zones. The multiplex has a 144-seater gold class screen PVR with 11 screens and a seating capacity of 2,800 individuals. There is a 27-lane bowling centre as well along with an 8000 square feet gaming zone known as Time Zone.
Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Highlights: PVR Cinemas, Time Zone, Bowling Alley, Sauce Pan (Food Court).
Address: Brigade Gateway, 26/1 Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleshwaram West, Bengaluru.
6. Mantri Square Mall
Mantri Square mall is another very famous and one of the largest malls in Bangalore, infact, the entire country. It is situated on the Sampige road in the city of Bangalore. It was inaugurated by Mantri Developers in the year 2010 and comprises of around three floors occupying a space of 1.7 million square feet. One is never likely to get bored at the place amidst the kind of fun activities and facilities it offers including a food court, hyper city, cinemas, gaming zone etc. Being such a huge mall, it is mandatory to find some of the largest brands including Lifestyle, Marks and Spencer, Reliance trends, INOX here.
Timings: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Highlights: All Lifestyle Brands, Starbucks, Inox Cinemas, Bowling and Food Court
Address: Sampige Rd, Malleshwaram West, Bengaluru
7. Inorbit Mall
Inorbit mall was created with the aim of changing lifestyles. It has been consistently providing an excellent shopping experience for its customers. There are other branches of the mall as well present in Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Vadodara. It comprises a number of fashion stores including Trends, Lifestyle, Chemistry, Shopper's Stop, Bata and the likes. You will also find numerous delicious dining options in the mall such as Chocolate Heaven, California Burrito, Café Coffee Day, Dominos, Pizza Hut. There are also some spa & salon as well as entertainment options worth trying.
Timings: 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Food Court: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Highlights: Time Zone, Amvi Spa, Food court and Medium range lifestyle stores.
Address: No. 75, EPIP Area, Whitefield
8. Garuda Mall
After the forum shopping mall, this mall lies second on the list of the largest malls in Bangalore. It was inaugurated a year after the largest mall was opened by Maverick holdings and investments in the year 2005. The mall comprises of six floors with facilities including multi-storey parking, branded retail stores, hogging joints, theatres and gaming joints. The mall is located on Magrath Road in the city of Bangalore. A number of popular brands including Sia Art, Crossword, Nike, Allen Solly, Pepe Jeans, Fab India, Puma, Levi's, Spencer, Provogue and the likes can be found together under one roof!
Timing: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Address: Magrath Rd, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru.
9. Esteem Mall
Esteem Mall has been identified as the largest mall in North Bangalore. It contains three floors wherein one can have an amazing shopping as well as fun experience with the activities offered. It is a hub of the most famous brands including eZone, Hometown, Nike, Monte Carlo, McDonald, Peter England etc. The mall is located on Kempapura Main Road and occupies a space of about 1,25,000 square feet.
Timing: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Address: 104/6, International, HAL Old Airport Rd, Pyataranyanapura, Chiranjeevi Layout, Hebbal Kempapura, Bengaluru.
10. VR Bengaluru
VR Bengaluru is one of its kind lifestyle destinations. It is spread over an area of 90,000 square feet and comprises of multi-level retail stores, nine-screen multiplex including a gold class as well as IMAX. There are also numerous dining options including pubs, restaurants, cafes as well as food courts. There are three floors in the mall housing a number of brands including Basics, Citizen, Croma, ColorBar Cosmetics, Dune London, Forever 21, H&M, Levi's and many more.
Timing: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Address: Whitefield Rd, Devasandra Industrial Estate, Mahadevapura, Bengaluru.
'Whoever said that money cannot buy happiness did not know where to go shopping.'
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