Shopping in India has immensely evolved over the last couple of decades. Indian shoppers have gone from open-air ‘haats’ to sophisticated, air-conditioned malls. The retail sector of India has evolved to embrace shopping malls and this has given rise to the mall culture. One of the reasons that shopping malls are preferred by the public over iconic markets in India is that they offer much more than just shopping. Not only the number of malls but also their design, quality and size have improved. This is one of the prime reasons that premium brands are now housed in some of the best malls in India.

Biggest Mall in India

1. LuLu International Shopping Mall, Kochi

Lulu International Shopping Mall | Biggest Mall India

Lulu International Shopping Mall | Biggest Mall in India

LuLu International Shopping Mall is the largest mall in India in terms of total retail area and has over 225 outlets spread across four floors. Located in the city of Kochi, this mall has brought 100+ biggest brands in the world to Kerala for the first time. It also has one of the country’s largest hypermarkets, besides a 2500-seater multi-cuisine food court and many fine dining restaurants and cafes.

For entertainment purposes, there is a 9-screen PVR Gold Class multiplex and a leisure zone that has a 12-lane bowling alley, an ice skating rink, a trampoline park, a 5D theatre and a host of amusement rides and arcade games. The mall also has many other facilities including ATMs, baggage counter and a state-of-the-art automated parking area with a capacity to accommodate 3,800 vehicles.

  • Location: Edappally, Kochi
  • Timings: 9.00 am – 11.00 pm

Top Malls in India

2. DLF Mall of India, Noida

DLF Mall | Top Mall in Noida

DLF Mall | Top Mall in Noida

DLF Mall of India, located in Noida, is the second-largest shopping mall in the country and among the most popular ones in Delhi NCR. The mall has seven floors comprising five customised zones, namely Market Place, International Boulevard, The High Street, Family World and Leisure Land; each zone is dedicated to a particular category.

The mall houses around 330 brands including 100+ fashion labels, along with more than 50 food and beverages outlets, a sprawling food court and over 80 kiosks to eat and indulge in fashion and home décor. There are also numerous entertainment areas at the mall, including a 7-screen PVR multiplex and the gaming centre, Smaaash.

  • Location: Sector 18, Noida
  • Timings: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm

3. Sarath City Capital Mall, Hyderabad

Sarath City Capital Mall | Top Malls in Hyderabad

Sarath City Capital Mall | Top Mall in Hyderabad

Sarath City Capital Mall is one of the biggest malls in Hyderabad housing more than 430 international and local brands across multiple categories like fashion, home décor, jewellery and electronics. Enjoying a prime location on Gachibowli-Miyapur Road, this 8-storey mall also has an elegantly designed marketplace called BAZAAR selling quaint curious and everyday items.

Besides shopping, this mall is a one-stop destination for entertainment with facilities like a 7-screen AMB Cinemas multiplex, an indoor adventure park, a trampoline park, a snow theme park and more. Dining options at the mall include two sprawling food courts and a host of restaurants, cafes and fast food joints. Its parking can accommodate over 5000 vehicles over four levels.

A few nightclubs, lounges and a microbrewery are also set to open at the mall along with co-working spaces and a 900-seater open-air auditorium for music and cultural festivals.

  • Location: Kondapur, Hyderabad
  • Timings: 11.00 am – 9.30 pm

4. Z Square Mall, Kanpur

Z Square Mall | Top Mall in Kanpur

Z Square Mall | Top Mall in Kanpur

Z Square Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in India and has also been recognised amongst the best upcoming malls in the country, according to a survey. Spread across a sprawling space, this mall features a state-of-the-art infrastructure and more than 150 national and international brands.

The mall has a play area called Children Square with numerous swings, carts and play stations. It also organises a number of activity camps for art and craft, painting, singing, dancing, storytelling, etc. On the top floor of the mall is a multi-cuisine food court for shoppers to curb their hunger pangs.

For the convenience of shoppers, ATM services are available on all three floors of the mall. Other than that, the mall boasts of a 3-level basement parking that can accommodate 2500 vehicles.

  • Location: The Mall, Kanpur
  • Timings: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm (Mon-Fri); 11.00 am – 10.30 pm (Sat-Sun)

5. HiLITE Mall, Kozhikode

HiLITE Mall | Top Mall in Kozhikode

HiLITE Mall | Top Mall in Kozhikode

HiLITE Mall in Kozhikode is best known for its 200+ branded retail stores and multiple dining options that make it an exclusive shopping-cum-entertainment hub. The mall also encompasses a food court, two gaming zones, a snow park, an 8-screen multiplex and a NESTO hypermarket chain.

Built as a part of the integrated township of HiLITE City, this mall covers a sprawling retail space and makes for one of the largest malls in India. Its location close to IT parks accounts for a decent footfall during the weekdays too, making it one of busiest malls in the city and rest of Kerala.

  • Location: Kozhikode Bypass, Kozhikode
  • Timings: 10.30 am – 10.30 pm

Other Popular Shopping Malls in India

6. World Trade Park Mall, Jaipur

World Trade Park | Popular Mall in Jaipur

World Trade Park | Popular Mall in Jaipur

World Trade Park is counted among the biggest shopping malls in Jaipur and has also won the Best Architecture and Mall of the Year awards for its futuristic design. It is home to numerous hi-end brands along with a multiplex, an entertainment city, a food court and a parking space that can hold 1100 cars. All the stores and other facilities at the mall are divided across different streets like Ethnic Street, Roman Street, Oxford Street, Johari Bazar and Pyramid Street, among others.

  • Location: JLN Marg, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur
  • Timings: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm

7. Phoenix Marketcity Mall, Bangalore

Phoenix Market City | Popular Mall in Bangalore

Phoenix Market City | Popular Mall in Bangalore

The largest and one of the most frequented malls in Bangalore, Phoenix Marketcity has 250+ stores, more than 30 dining options and a sprawling food court. Besides, it has a 9-screen PVR multiplex and gaming zones like Amoeba and Smaaash for the ultimate entertainment of both kids and adults. There is also the facility of spas and salons here should the tired shoppers wish to indulge in a self-pampering session. Parking is not a hassle at this mall as it can accommodate up to 1700 cars.

  • Location: Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevpura, Bangalore
  • Timings: 10.30 am – 10.00 pm (Mon-Fri); 10.30 am – 11.00 pm (Sat-Sun)

8. Elante Mall, Chandigarh

Elante Mall | Popular Mall in Chandigarh

Elante Mall | Popular Mall in Chandigarh

Elante Mall has become the go-to place for shopping lovers in Chandigarh as it houses various Indian and international brands across its five floors. Besides, it encompasses a courtyard full of cafes and a food court offering a host of dining options for shoppers. There is also an 8-screen PVR multiplex and Fun City – a kids’ entertainment zone by Landmark Group, where young shoppers can relax and have fun by engaging in activities like nail art and balloon sculpture, among others.

  • Location: Industrial Area, Phase 1, Chandigarh
  • Timings: 11.00 am – 11.00 pm

9. Esplanade One Mall, Bhubaneswar

Esplanade One | Popular Mall in Bhubaneswar

Esplanade One | Popular Mall in Bhubaneswar

Esplanade One is among the best shopping hubs of Bhubaneswar and the biggest mall in the state of Odisha. It became an instant hit among the shopping population of the city as it houses a number of big brands across categories like apparel, footwear, accessories and more. Moreover, this 9-storied mall has a huge food court and several famous food & beverage outlets. A Cinepolis multiplex, a big parking space and a gaming zone further add to the popularity of this mall.

  • Location: Rasulgarh Industrial Estate, Bhubaneswar
  • Timings: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm

10. Phoenix Marketcity Mall, Chennai

Phoenix Market City | Popular Mall in Chennai

Phoenix Market City | Popular Mall in Chennai

One of the best shopping malls in Chennai, Phoenix Marketcity has over 300 retail outlets belonging to a multitude of national and international brands. Moreover, the mall is home to a 27-screen Jazz Cinemas multiplex and also, the first IMAX screen in the city. Other facilities at the mall include a multi-level parking to accommodate the heavy rush of weekends and gaming zones, such as Fun City and Scary House. It also offers some 30 boutique hotel rooms.

  • Location: Velachery Main Road, Velachery, Chennai
  • Timings: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm (Mon-Fri); 10.00 am – 10.00 pm (Sat-Sun)

11. Mantri Square Mall, Bangalore

Mantri Square Mall | Popular Mall in Bangalore

Mantri Square Mall | Popular Mall in Bangalore

With more than 250 retail outlets of international, national and regional brands, Mantri Square Mall offers a wholesome shopping experience in Bangalore. It is also the ultimate entertainment zone for one and all as it has multiple gaming zones, a bowling alley and a 6-screen INOX multiplex. There is a large food court and also a dining area with 39 food and beverage outlets. For visitors’ convenience, the mall has a parking capacity of 1800 cars in addition to 550 two-wheelers.

  • Location: Sampige Road, Malleswaram, Bengaluru
  • Timings: 9.30 am – 10.30 pm

12. Orion Mall, Bangalore

Orion Mall | Popular Mall in Bangalore

Orion Mall | Popular Mall in Bangalore

A part of Brigade Gateway – a premium integrated enclave, Orion Mall houses more than 300 luxury brands and makes for one of the best places to shop in Bangalore. It also boasts of an 11-screen PVR multiplex that has a combined seating capacity of 2800; there are 144 Gold Class seats as well. Other facilities at the mall include a 2-level parking space that can accommodate 1600 cars, a food court – Sauce Pan, lakeside cafes and bowling and gaming zones for entertainment.

  • Location: Dr Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram, Bengaluru
  • Timings: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm

13. Ambience Mall, Gurgaon

Ambience Mall | Popular Mall in Gurgaon

Ambience Mall | Popular Mall in Gurgaon

Ambience Mall in Gurgaon is one of the most popular shopping malls in the NCR, offering everything from shopping to entertainment. Located on NH-8, this 6-storey mall is home to some 230 retail and food outlets including major international and Indian names. It also has an ice-skating zone – iSkate, a bowling alley at Smaaash, a gaming parlour, kids’ zone and PVR Gold Class multiplex with an IMAX screen. Not to forget the parking capacity for 4000 cars with a car-wash facility.

  • Location: DLF Phase 3, Sector 24, Gurugram
  • Timings: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm

14. Ambience Mall, Delhi

Ambience Mall | Popular Mall in Delhi

Ambience Mall | Popular Mall in Delhi

One of the fanciest shopping malls in Delhi, Ambience Mall has 200+ retail outlets of various Indian and international brands and is also famous for its entertainment and recreation options. There is a 4-screen PVR Director’s Cut multiplex and a Smaaash that offers bowling and arcade games, besides a discotheque, beer garden, kids’ play area, fitness centre and much more. One of the highlights of the mall is the Disney store that offers a memorable shopping experience for kids and adults.

  • Location: Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
  • Timings: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm

15. The Forum Mall, Bangalore

The Forum | Popular Mall in Bangalore

The Forum | Popular Mall in Bangalore

The first and one of the biggest malls in Bangalore, Forum Koramangala is a shopper’s paradise with some 100 retail stores spread across five storeys. Besides a horde of shopping choices, the mall also has a multi-storey book store, an 11-screen PVR multiplex with an IMAX screen and a food court on offer along with other entertainment and recreation facilities like Timezone. A fun fact! This oldest shopping mall in the city is also home to the first-ever McDonald’s in South India.

  • Location: Hosur Road, Koramangala, Bengaluru
  • Timings: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm

16. Viviana Mall, Thane

Viviana Mall | Popular Mall in Thane

Viviana Mall | Popular Mall in Thane

Viviana Mall makes for the most happening place to shop in Thane as it boasts of an assorted tenant mix including over 250 retail stores of leading brands. It also houses one of the largest multiplexes – a 14-screen Cinepolis, along with Fun City where kids can indulge in games and fun activities. One of the most impressive facts about this mall is that it is the country’s first and only mall that is visually-impaired friendly; it also has a resource centre called ‘XRCVC-Viviana Extension’.

  • Location: Eastern Express Highway, Thane West, Thane
  • Timings: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm

17. Select CITYWALK Mall, Delhi

Select CITYWALK | Popular Mall in Delhi

Select CITYWALK | Popular Mall in Delhi

Delhi’s Select CITYWALK is an upscale shopping centre with 180+ stores representing more than 500 international and Indian brands. My Square, the multi-cuisine food court at the mall, offers plenty of dining options for shoppers, in addition to several other cafés, bistros, restaurants and bars. The mall also houses India’s first 6-screen PVR multiplex, including two Gold Classes and Delhi’s first IMAX. An outdoor open-air plaza called SAANSKRITI lends the mall a unique ambience.

  • Location: District Centre, Saket, New Delhi
  • Timings: 10.00 am – 11.00 pm

18. Phoenix Marketcity Mall, Mumbai

Phoenix Marketcity | Popular Mall in Mumbai

Phoenix Marketcity | Popular Mall in Mumbai

Housing more than 600 retail stores, over 100 dining options and a 14-screen PVR multiplex, Phoenix Marketcity in Mumbai is one of the most popular shopping malls in Mumbai. It is among the top malls in India as well for it offers the perfect blend of fashion, fun and food, all under one roof. A highlight of the mall is the sprawling Dublin Square area for events. Other facilities at the mall include various gaming zones, a snow-themed park and an indoor play area for young ones.

  • Location: Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Kurla West, Mumbai
  • Timings: 11.00 am – 11.00 pm (Mon-Fri); 11.00 am – 1.30 am (Sat-Sun)

19. High Street Phoenix Mall, Mumbai

High Street Phoenix | Popular Mall in Mumbai

High Street Phoenix | Popular Mall in Mumbai

High Street Phoenix, popularly called HSP, is India’s first retail-led consumption centre housing 500+ brands including a range of F&B, entertainment, residential and commercial complexes. The mall is divided into three zones, namely Skyzone that boasts of anchor stores, Grand Galleria that caters to impulse shoppers and Palladium – Mumbai’s first luxury retail destination. In addition, there is a 7-seater PVR multiplex, a bowling concourse and a ‘Festival Square’ for events.

  • Location: Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai
  • Timings: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm

20. Ahmedabad One Mall, Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad One | Popular Mall in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad One | Popular Mall in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad One is one of the most iconic shopping malls in Ahmedabad with a retail area sprawling across three floors. The mall is home to some of the best international and Indian brands and some local names as well, along with three anchor stores including a hypermarket and two lifestyle stores. There is a food court named Flavours and several other restaurants and cafes at the mall as dining options. In addition, the mall boasts a 6-screen Cinepolis multiplex and a Fun City for kids.

  • Location: T.P Scheme-1, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad
  • Timings: 10.00 am – 9.30 pm

21. VR Mall Mall, Chennai

VR Mall | Popular Mall in Chennai

VR Mall | Popular Mall in Chennai

Located in the upmarket neighbourhood of Anna Nagar, Chennai’s VR Mall is not all about shopping and great food. Besides 240 retail stores and a multi-cuisine dining facility ‘Madras House’, this mall also boasts a 10-screen PVR ICON multiplex, a co-working space ‘The Hive’, an event space, an open-air amphitheatre and a boutique hotel. What sets this mall apart from others is its design inspired by traditional gopurams and other cultural elements of the South Indian heritage.

  • Location: Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Anna Nagar, Chennai
  • Timings: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm

22. The Great India Place (GIP Mall), Noida

The Great India Place (GIP) | Popular Mall in Noida

The Great India Place (GIP) | Popular Mall in Noida

The Great India Place, affectionately called GIP Mall, is one of the oldest and largest malls in Noida. A part of the larger Entertainment City, the mall shares its boundary with a major amusement park, another mall, a kids’ entertainment zone and a sports goods outlet. Mall facilities include a variety of national and international retail outlets, a food and entertainment zone and a 6-screen Carnival Cinemas multiplex, among others, divided across various zones.

  • Location: Sector 38-A, Noida
  • Timings: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm

23. Pacific Mall, Delhi

Pacific Mall | Popular Mall in Delhi

Pacific Mall | Popular Mall in Delhi

Pacific Mall in Tagore Garden is the answer to all the hi-end malls in Gurgaon,, Noida and Gurgaon as it has everything from over 140 Indian and international brands to an impressive range of eateries and even a PVR multiplex with 4DX screen. However, the best features of the mall include the family entertainment centre called Hang Out, an 8-lane bowling alley, arcade games and more at BluO, and an Outdoor KidZone. With so much to look forward to, kids enjoy here as much as adults.

  • Location: Tagore Garden, Najafgarh Road, Delhi
  • Timings: 11.00 am – 11.00 pm

24. The Grand Venice Mall, Greater Noida

The Grand Venice Mall | Popular Mall in Greater Noida

The Grand Venice Mall | Popular Mall in Greater Noida

A true architectural wonder with a range of shopping options, The Grand Venice Mall is the pride of Greater Noida. It attracts not just shoppers but also tourists with its fun offerings like Gondola rides, zipline, trampoline park, bumping car, 7D theatre, scary house and snow park. The food court at the mall called Terrazzo offers endless food options while 258 retail stores represent a variety of Indian and international brands. Another major feature of the mall is a Cinepolis multiplex.

  • Location: Industrial Area Surajpur Site IV, Near Pari Chowk, Greater Noida
  • Timings: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm

25. UB City Mall, Bangalore

UB City | Popular Mall in Bangalore

UB City | Popular Mall in Bangalore

The list of the top malls in India can’t be complete without mentioning the country’s first-ever luxury mall – UB City. Located in Bangalore’s Central Business District (CBD), this mall makes for a one-stop destination for fashionistas with more than 40 of the biggest names in international fashion, housed at ‘The Collection’. It also boasts of some of the city’s finest dining hubs, cafes and open-air lounges, along with Angsana Spa, Sublime Galleria art gallery and luxury residences.

  • Location: Vittal Mallya Road, KG Halli, Bengaluru
  • Timings: 10.30 am – 11.30 pm (Sun-Thu); 10.30 am – 1.00 am (Fri-Sat)

The element of convenience offered by the best malls in the country has amplified the experience of Indian shoppers, even when it comes to food, entertainment, recreation or fun. They indeed provide a wholesome experience to shoppers, foodies, movie-goers and leisure travellers alike.g