One of the fastest growing cities in India, Chandigarh embodies the ‘new’. Its wide, tree-lined boulevards and amply spaced buildings make it a modern city. Now, what else gives it a contemporary feel? The giant shopping malls in Chandigarh that contrast its street bazaars, which are no less interesting. So, here’s to all of you, who are looking for a place to splurge after their morning and afternoon sightseeing in Chandigarh, our list of the best malls in the City Beautiful:

Shopping Malls in Chandigarh

1. Elante Mall, Chandigarh 

Elante Mall | #1 of 6 Best Shopping Malls in Chandigarh

Let’s start with arguably among the most popular shopping malls in Chandigarh, Elante Mall. With a gross leasable area of around 1150000 sq feet, it is the largest mall in the city, second-largest in North India and the 11th largest in the country! What does the mall not have, you ask me? And the answer would be “nothing”, as whatever you are looking for, you can get it here, including clothing, accessories, kids’ items, electronics, home decor, groceries, stationery, gifts, cosmetics, restaurants, jewellery…The most interesting part about the mall is perhaps its Harley-Davidson and Royal Enfield showrooms. And, why not? The city is close to Punjab, so no wonder the mall has a bit of ‘swag’!

  • Location: Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh 
  • Timings: 1100: am to 10:00 pm

2. DLF City Centre Mall, Chandigarh 

DLF City Centre Mall, Chandigarh

DLF City Centre Mall | #2 of 6 Best Shopping Malls in Chandigarh

In case you are going for a round of boating on Sukhna Lake, which ranks among the best things to do in Chandigarh, and then feel like shopping, you won’t have to go far, as DLF City Centre Mall is just 10 minutes from here. It has all your favourite brands like U.S. Polo Association, Park Avenue, UCB, Adidas, Reebok, Woodland and Louis Philippe. The mall also houses a children’s play zone, Buddies Planet, where your little ones can have their ‘me’ time. The dining options here are numerous too, including outlets of popular fast food chains, such as Pizza Hut, Dunkin’ Donuts and McDonald’s. If that’s not enough, then you can catch the latest flick at PVR.

  • Location: Rajiv Gandhi IT Park, Chandigarh 
  • Timings:
    11:00 am to 10:00 pm (shopping)
    11:00 am to 11:00 pm (restaurants)
    10:00 to 11:30 pm (PVR)

3. Centra Mall, Chandigarh 

Centra Mall, Chandigarh

Centra Mall | #3 of 6 Best Shopping Malls in Chandigarh

Centra Mall might not be as huge as some other shopping malls in Chandigarh, but it is certainly enough for an entire day of retail therapy. Its highlight is perhaps is its four-screen PVR theatre with a total seating capacity of more than 1000. Needless to say that the mall has a wide array of shopping options, from clothing and accessories to electronics and beauty products. Other notable features of Centra Mall include a multi-level car parking with valet parking facility. Even dining is not a problem as the mall houses a dedicated food court with an endless line of take-outs and restaurants.

  • Location: Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh 
  • Timings: 10:00 to 11:00 pm

4. City Emporium Mall, Chandigarh 

City Emporium Mall, Chandigarh

City Emporium Mall | #4 of 6 Best Shopping Malls in Chandigarh

City Emporium Mall might again be slightly small, but it certainly is the most luxurious of all shopping malls in Chandigarh. The reason? It houses a showroom of the legendary Rolls Royce! So, if you want to feast your eyes on these shining beauties, come here straight away. Once you are done with treating your eyes, you can treat your mouth and tummy to some amazing food at Barbeque Nation, or chill with drinks at The Billionaires Club or The Horseshoe Bar Exchange.

  • Location: Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh 
  • Timings: 9:30 am to 11:00 pm

Wondering where else you can go for a great night out? Then, read our blog on the most happening bars and pubs in Chandigarh

5. TDI Mall, Chandigarh 

TDI Mall, Chandigarh

TDI Mall | #5 of 6 Best Shopping Malls in Chandigarh

Whether you are serious about shopping or just need a place to hang out with your friends or partner, you can head to TDI Mall. You could spend hours strolling past stores, seeing everything the mall offers. If you feel like watching a movie, the mall has a Cinepolis theatre. Plus, TDI Mall has stores of numerous brands too; after all, it’s the shopping which makes a mall, ‘mall’.

  • Location: Sector 17, Chandigarh 
  • Timings: 9:00 am to 12:00 am

6. Bestech Square Mall, Chandigarh 

Bestech Square Mall, Chandigarh

Bestech Square Mall | #6 of 6 Best Shopping Malls in Chandigarh

Boasting a retail space of over 3.5 lakh sq feet, Bestech Square Mall is relatively new to the shopping scene of Chandigarh, but it is already making a name for itself among locals for the combined dose of shopping, dining and entertainment it offers. Apart from a five-screen, 1150+-seat Cinepolis theatre, the mall also houses a 70000 sq feet hypermarket for all your everyday needs. What else it offers? A dedicated food court, more than 100 retail outlets of all your favourite brands and even a gymnasium for the health conscious and fitness freaks.

  • Location: Sector 66, Mohali, Chandigarh 
  • Timings: 9:30 am to 11:00 pm

Not that you were going to spend your idle time at your hotel in Chandigarh considering the numerous things to do in the city, we just gave you another reason to head out with our list of the best shopping malls here.