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SHOPPING MALLS/ CENTRES IN BANGALORE
Bangalore has become a shopper's paradise, with popular shopping areas like M G Road, Brigade Road, Commercial Street, Majestic area, and Jayanagar Shopping Complex. From the air-conditioned ambience of super stores like Shopper's Stop and Kemp Fort to the bustling by-lanes of Chickpet, Bangalore has something to offer every kind of shopper.
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Mantri Square on Sampige Road Malleshwaram, is the largest mall in Bangalore till date. Mantri Square has been developed by real estate developer Mantri group just besides their residential complex Mantri Greens. Mantri Square has 5 stories including shops in the basement. It has another 2 stories of basement for parking.
Mantri Square Mall has many unique features:
1. The only mall in Bangalore to have 5 departmental stores under one roof.
2. Largest Food Court (Palate) in Bangalore with a seating capacity of 750.
3. 39 F&B Outlets - Highest in South India
Gopalan Mall, Mysore Road
Gopalan Mall, the first mall on the crowded Mysore Road, is an ideal shopping destination for people commuting from Mysore to Bangalore. With the theme Namma Mall, Gopalan Mall provides all commodities at reasonable prices to consumers. You can shop from factory outlets of Allen Solly, Raymond, Pantaloons, Provoge etc. There are also many other branded stores featuring discount sells like Oxemberg & Identity
Gopalan Mall, Bannerghatta Road
Innovation Shopping Mall (ISM) with the site area of 71860 sft approximately is located on main Bannerghatta Road, short of the flyover. The very modern glass structure has a retail space of - Ground, First, Second & Third Floor. The mall also houses 4 screen multiplex, food court with entertainment zone and Pantaloons as anchors. When completed, by March 2007, the fully leased, centrally air-conditioned mall will be a shopping experience in itself.
Sigma Mall, Cunningham Road
Situated right in the middle of Cunningham Road, the wavy structure of Sigma Mall does get its vote as one of the hangout hotspots in Bangalore.There is much that can be said about it, that you should know as you dig for new and exciting hangouts. Sigma mall is a lovely place to hang around in. The McDonald?s (which needs no introduction ? as the most popular place for Burgers and Fries) occupies a chunk of the front portion.
Esteem Mall, Hebbal
Esteem mall is a new addition to the list of bangalore malls at a location where someone would have feared to have a mall few years back. Yes, Esteem mall is located at Hebbal near the Hebbal flyover or Hebbal lake.As the city is expanding and people started staying in peripheral areas, a mall comming up is quite natural. This kind of malls comming up with the objective of serving some particular area is quite good. Otherwise, people from the outskirts of the city, it will be a huge expectation.
Forum Mall, Hosur Road
The Forum Mall on Hosur Road is the city's important landmark, housing some of the world's best-known brands, along with state-of-the art parking facilities, with an 11-screen multiplex due soon. Sigma Mall on Cunningham Road, is being positioned as a young adult's entertainment zone. And, as if to epitomize the transformation of Bangalore from pensioner's paradise to young people's paradise, the erstwhile Victoria Hotel off M.G. Road has become Bangalore Central, housing a pub, entertainment areas and food courts.
"The Forum" on Hosur Road offers people not just a shopping experience, but several options from food to entertainment. Sources say it could well be the biggest mall in India with an area of around 650,000 lakh sq ft and parking of 300,000 sq ft where around 800 cars can be comfortably parked. Some of the biggest brands in the City are swearing by this upmarket mall. The 'who's who' in the fashion, food and lifestyle retail business are talking about the virtues of sharing space at The Forum. Brands like West Side, Landmark, Reebok, Adidas, Cafe Day, Bose, Sangeetha, Lee, Wrangler, William Penn, Pepe Jeans, Archies have set up shop here while the rest are getting ready to do the same.
The mall is split into four levels. Level 1: Apparel, luxury goods. Level 2: Women's wear, casual wear, footwear. Level 3: Landmark, food courts. Level 4: The multiplex with seven normal and four deluxe screens, having a seating capacity of around 30 to 120 people. Besides, there is also the Central Atrium for exhibitions. In fact, one of the highlights of this mall is the unique parking facility. Something like a drive-in theatre, it allows a shopper to drive right into the mall, park his vehicle and walk just a few steps to enter the shop of his choice.
Bangalore Central Mall
The latest addition to the exciting world of shopping is the Bangalore Central Mall. In the place where once stood the sprawling Victoria hotel with its laidback attitude and old world charm, now stands Bangalore's newest shopping mall - Bangalore Central - opposite Mayo Hall, in the heart of the City (near to MG road, Brigade Road and Garuda Mall). Constructed with an investment of over Rs 30 crore and occupying over 120,000 sq feet to house more than 300 brands across various categories, Bangalore Central, is all set to redefine shopping.
A unique feature is that Bangalore Central is India's first 'seamless mall' which is aimed at making shopping easier. There are counters for every brand, but no doors or separators for stores. It's like one huge store within the ambience of a mall. A cross between Macy's and Target, Bangalore Central also has a floor where you can access your groceries, canned food and imported fruits. It too has a bookstore and several floors of clothes for everyone in the family.
Central promises international standards in ambience and services and is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, offering the customer a variety of choices with all brands, regional and international under one roof. The six-storeyed mall boasts of apparel, fashion accessories, supermarket including Food Bazaar, liquor store, electronics, consumer durables, cosmetics, books and music on each floor, adding to the convenience of shopping.
Eateries occupy an important place in any shopping centre. Bangalore Central has its own Food Court with restaurants, cafes and eat-outs, occupied by the likes of Cookie Man, MTR, Baskin Robins, 3 Amigos, Gangotri and Coffee Day Cafe.
And the mall also boasts of a unique and first-of-its-kind in-house radio called "Radio Central", which will have an RJ anchoring events, playing music and arranging surprises for customers. Central will also offer services like travel, cinema ticket booking, payment of bills and foreign exchange. Investment and insurance services are also on offer.
On the anvil are a wedding registry and "Central Square", a specially dedicated space to host events, displays, art exhibitions and even product launches. The mall has ample parking space with two floors dedicated for parking vehicles and entry from MG Road and Magarath Road.
Garuda Mall, Magarath Road
The newest addition to the Bangalore Malls is the Garuda Mall on Magarath Road, opposite the Shoppers Stop. With enough space to park a thousand cars, the city's largest integrated parking complex and "shoppertainment" centre is spread over 11 floors and two basements. The Complex includes 2,30,000 sq. ft. of shopping and entertainment space on five floors, including a five-screen multiplex and a 140-room hotel. Wide range of things ranging from kitchenware, leather materials, cosmetics are available at Garuda Mall of Bangalore. There is a five screen multiplex at Bangalore Garuda Mall. Garuda's entertainment options will include the INOX multiplex with five screens and 1,350 seats and activity centres for children. The complex will also offer shoppers a wide range of cuisines at a food court with over 20 food counters. Besides, there will be dining options in five exclusive restaurants serving Oriental, Continental, Mediterranean and Frontier cuisines.
Total Mall, Madivala
Bag a bargain at the hypermarket, shop for brands at the retail mall and savour an exciting meal at the themed restaurants under one roof at Total. A smart combination of brand showrooms, restaurants and the hypermarket make for a Total one-stop shop. Watch out for the super saver offers on household needs like groceries, self-care products and electronics they are great value for money. Brand outlets include Reebok, Spykar and Peter England, among others.
Lido Mall is located at Ulsoor, where the Lido theatre used to be. It sports everything from designer wear to dazzling accessories from all over the world. At Lido, international brands stand cheek by jowl with their desi cousins and vie for your attention
Cosmos Mall, ITPL, Brookfield
Close to ITPL, the IT corridor and the airport, this mall is one of the new kids on the block. Boasts of some international quality brands such as The Body Shop, Thomas Scott, Jewellery from Thailand and Malaysia...in fact there is even Dollar Store.
Oasis Mall, Inner Ring Road
Another recent addition is the Oasis Mall on Inner Ring Road, Sarjapur which boasts of 200,000 sq feet of shopping and office space. International brands such FCUK, Calvin Klein, Lifestyle, Spar Hypermarket, NDS office and a food court are all there. This mall is not like our other regular malls where you have different shops lined up, but this is more like Bangalore Central where you have everything under a common roof. The SPAR supermarket is also a must see. There is ample space to move around and you wont come across customers bumping into each other.All in all a good shopping experience.
Some of the older and smaller Malls that still attract large crowds are:
Shopper's Stop, Magarath Road
This is a huge department store which offers an exclusive shopping experience for the discerning shopper. The store which is considered the The Harrods of Bangalore has the best brands available in India and are priced reasonable. The window displays are also attractive and of international standard.
Eva Mall, Brigade Road
The flower-embossed building called Eva Mall stocks only women's wear. Shoes, accessories, clothes, swimwear - the entire range is available at this Mall. The mall has a great coffee shop on the ground floor, and shares space with Croma, a utilities, appliances and electronics store where the floor assistants are extremely knowledgeable about all their products, and very helpful as well. FabIndia has opened its furniture and linen range here, and the top floor houses great food in the form of BJN Groups Masala Cafe, Aromas of China, and the lounge bar, Vaayu.
Safina Plaza, Infantry Road
This is one of the earliest Malls where the Stores offer regular Sales and discounts. You can find shops for clothes for the whole family, shoes, handicrafts and grab a bite to eat at many of the food joints here.
Arihant Plaza, Commercial Street
A Busy Mall for its location which has everything for the Family. This Mall house several shops sellings an assortment of foods, especially chocolates, biscuits and cookies. Other than the Sporty, casual and formal wear for girls and guys, the mall also caters t shoppers interested in accessories and Electronics with great deals.
The Leela Galleria, Airport Road
Bangalore's one of the largest Shopping Mall featuring a Sports Centre and an all Night Disco.
5th Avenue, Brigade Road
A shopping mall on four levels with music shops, men's and women's clothing, the Supermarket, a beauty parlour, gaming centers, Time and Again disco, a food joint, jewellery shops and shoes.
Mota Royal Arcade, Brigade Road
Bangalore's Mall culture started with this Mall which opened about 7 years ago and was a very popular hang-out for teenagers and adults alike. Houses the ever popular Only Place restaurant, notorious for its steaks and desserts. Also has Fashion Flash, G's lanes for bowling and pool and the One Stop Shop for everything under the sun. All the parking space you need is available underground.
Devatha Plaza, Residency Road
A Well known name under shopping complexes but has lost its charm after the big ones have taken over. You can find shops selling flowers, clothes, and also several doctors and dentists in this complex.
Alankar Pearl Plaza, Kempegowda Road
Another very busy and popular rendevouz for families for its wide range of garments and other discount shops.
Hong Kong Market, Gandhinagar (Below Tribhuvan Theater)
Sell imported goods like cutlery, chocolates, electronics etc. Sells mosts imported and smuggled goods. One needs to be very careful while shopping here as most of the goods sold are not genuine ones.
Burma Bazaar, Gandhinagar (Opp. Tribhuvan Theater)
A small Mall mainly for the imported goods.
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