Patna, the culturally vibrant capital of Bihar, might not be considered a metropolis yet, but the effects of globalisation have started becoming apparent. While the popular places to visit in Patna including its temples and gurudwara reflect the connections of locals with their deep-rooted traditions, sleek buildings that are cropping up throughout the city are a reflection of its cosmopolitan transformation. This change can also be seen in people’s shopping choices: locals who once had only street bazaars to shop at now have the luxury of exploring modern, air-conditioned malls. Keep reading to know about the most popular shopping places in Patna where you can pick up stuff, enjoy great bites and even entertain yourselves:
Best Shopping Malls in Patna
1. Vasundhara Metro Mall, Patna
Vasundhara Metro Mall was apparently the first mall in the city to install escalators. The mall is home to a hypermarket for all your everyday needs along with a food court on the terrace. Not to forget the vast diversity of shopping options it offers. Further, it has a three-level car parking spread across two floors and a basement.
- Location: Buddha Colony, Patna
- Timings: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
2. P&M Mall, Patna
P&M Mall has been at the forefront of transforming the shopping scene of the city, as it was the first mall in Patna! In fact, its opening was considered so historic that the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, himself inaugurated it in 2011. A total of 60 brands, including Woodland, Blackberry, Wills Lifestyle, Titan, Nakshatra, Big Bazaar, United Colors of Benetton, Biba, W, Gini & Jony, VIP and Meena Bazaar, have their stores here. Plus, the mall also has a four-screen Cinepolis theatre with a combined seating capacity of 1000. Its food court has outlets of Crazy Kababs, Mad about China, Indian Tadka, Bangs, 17 Degrees and Cream Centre. What else? The mall even has a Scary House, and a gaming zone, called Timezone.
- Location: Patliputra Industrial Area, Patna
- Timings: 10:00 am to 11:30 pm
3. Patna Central Mall, Patna
Opening its door in 2014, Patna Central has already become one of the most visited shopping malls in Patna. And, why not? After all, it offers everything from shopping and dining to movies and entertainment. Occupying an area of more than 170000 sq feet, the mall offers fashionwear, footwear, beauty products and jewellery. In all, the mall has over 300 stores apart from cafes and restaurants.
- Location: Fraser Road, Old Jakkanpur, Patna
- Timings: 10:30 am to 10:30 pm
4. Patna One Mall, Patna
This is yet another newly opened shopping mall in Patna which is making a name for itself among locals. The hordes of things you can buy here include home decor, cosmetics, jewellery, stationery, clothing, accessories and apparel. Max, Woodland, Planet Fashion, Lee, Red Chief, Red Tape, Levis, Jack and Jones and Imara are some of the prominent brands with outlets at Patna One Mall. Plus, the mall also has a food court, treating people to a wide array of dishes from the country and world.
- Location: Adalatganj, Kidwaipuri
- Timings: 11:00 pm and 9:30 pm
If you were thinking that you won’t have anything to do after work or sightseeing other than sitting idly at your hotel in Patna, we just cheered you up, didn’t we? So, head out and fill your bags as well as your stomach with goodies at these wonderful shopping malls in Patna.