‘I am not a shopaholic. I am helping the economy’, says a trending internet meme about shopping. Rewind back fifteen years when the best option you had for shopping in India was shops tucked into the lanes of your city and you knew just which one you had to visit. You knew exactly how much you could bargain with the friendly uncle manning the shop. Eating out was a weekly affair for most of us or you could order in. Then, there was a big bang in the shopping scene in the country that led to the cropping up of glitzy shopping malls in every major city. Every mall had at least ten shops selling the same thing but the variety had skyrocketed and the concept of food  courts revolutionized the eating-out scenario. 

Fast forward to today, and you can see a major uplift in malls. Nowadays, you don’t go to a mall just to shop. From exclusive restaurants to gaming arenas – there is so much more to do! And if you are not in a mood of spending money, then the sheer massiveness and architectural brilliance of some malls is enough to amuse you. Not only the metros but even second and third-tier cities are now on the radar of developers for making malls bigger than the latest. Noida is one such city and is in no way lagging behind in having its own line-up of some of the best shopping malls in the NCR region.

DLF Mall of India

DLF Mall of India | Sopping Malls in Noida

DLF Mall of India : #1 Of The Best Shopping Malls in Noida (img source:shutterstock.com)

DLF Mall of India took the mall experience in Noida to a completely different level. There is just no reason for you to not visit this place. Shopaholics, food fanatics, movie buffs, and kids; a list that covers just about everybody, absolutely love this mall. You enter to find yourself in a maze-like parking, made convenient for people by color-coding and zone bifurcations. This urbane mall caters to all your shopping needs, from apparels to footwear, home décor to groceries, there is nothing you cannot find in this mall. Some of the biggest retails outlets present in the mall include ALDO, Claire’s, Cole Haan, and much more. Some Spa and Salon outlets are all available in Mall of India.

The topmost floor sports a PVR movie theatre along with a few restaurants and a massive food court. The buzz around DLF Mall, Noida has been kept alive by the amazing dining experience that it offers. Names like Soda Bottle Openerwala, Chili’s, Big Chill, Mamagoto, Nando’s, Irish House, and Cafe Delhi Heights are real crowd pullers. An adventure zone for the kids on one of the floors is not to be missed, especially if you have kids in tow while visiting the mall. DLF Mall, Noida simply redefines luxury.

  • Added Attraction: Car wash in the parking lot and playpen for children on the ground floor.
  • Closest Metro Station: Noida Sector 18

The Great India Place

The Great India Place | Sopping Malls in Noida

The Great India Place : #2 Of The Best Shopping Malls in Noida (img source:shutterstock.com)

Popularly known as GIP, it is one of the biggest malls in Noida and occupies a sprawling premise measuring 9.47 lac Sq. Ft. The mall is swanked with several anchors and brand stores, and a food court called Spoon which has a playpen right in its center, with another one on the ground floor. The entertainment quotient of the mall is at the top of the charts with a 7D movie show, Virtual gaming zone, 5 PVR screens, and fun rides and games for kids. TGIF, Pind Balluchi, and Vaango are some of the restaurants that offer delectable cuisine if you do not want to have a meal in the food court. Massive home decor stores in the basement have classy furniture and fittings for your house. The mall shares the campus with Worlds of Wonder amusement park and Kidzania. A shopper’s haven, GIP mall is a not be missed mall when you are in Noida.

  • Added Attraction: Senses Spa and Buddha Body Spa
  • Closest Metro Station: Noida Sector 18

Gardens Galleria Mall

Gardens Galleria Mall | Sopping Malls in Noida

Gardens Galleria Mall : #3 Of The Best Shopping Malls in Noida (img source:shutterstock.com)

This mall is on the same campus as GIP Mall, World of Wonder and Kidzania. The latest addition to the city, Gardens Galleria Mall is the hub for having a good time with friends and family. Lined with several fine dining restaurants like Imperfecto, Laat Saab, Turquoise Cottage and a food court serving you cuisines from all over the country and abroad, Gardens Galleria Mall is a foodies’ delight. There are shops for everything, from kids wear to groceries, accessories to furniture and more. An indoor fountain on the ground floor catches the attention of visitors. The only thing missing from this mall is a movie theatre but you can walk right across to GIP for the same.

  • Added Attraction: The famous Club Tito from Goa and mini train that runs between Galleria and GIP Mall.
  • Closest Metro Station: Noida Sector 18

Logix City Centre Mall

Logix City Centre Mall | Sopping Malls in Noida

Logix City Centre Mall : #4 Of The Best Shopping Malls in Noida (img source:shutterstock.com)

Logix Mall is a new mall in Noida that has caught the fancy of people from not only Noida but its neighbor. Located right in the heart of Noida, near the Golf Club, the mall has a large parking to accommodate the huge footfalls it sees (almost 1.4 million in a year). Housing the very first IMAX of the city, the PVR Cinema features 15 screens, yes 15! There is also a movie hall dedicated to kids where they can watch a movie while enjoying rides inside the theatre. It prides in having North India’s largest Gold cinema – 3 screens, India’s FIRST Playhouse for kids, North India’s first IMAX, PVR’s first 4DX screen, and auditoriums with recliners. Logix Mall has the biggest movie theatre in North India. The top floor of the mall has amazing pubs like The Skyhouse and Imperfecto Ruin Pub, with some great restaurants on the floor below. Jungle Jamboree is one such fine dining place which offers a visual delight to its guests along with sumptuous food. The inside of the restaurant has been designed to replicate a dense forest complete with robotic wild animals. Another section of the restaurant gives you an underwater dining experience with its aquatic settings. The mall houses one of the largest HyperCity outlets in North India along with several premium department stores like Shoppers Stop, First Cry, and Iconic among other international brands.

  • Added Attraction: Kids Videogame Zone
  • Closest Metro Station: Noida City Centre

Centre Stage Mall

Amongst one of the oldest malls of Noida, Centre stage Mall is the humble version of its more upscale brothers like the Mall of India and GIP. This Noida sector 18 Mall forms a part of the Mall square in Noida, with GIP, Mall of India and Gardens Galleria Mall manning the other three points of this square. CSM or Wave Mall Noida, as it is popularly known, has famous retail outlets like Westside, Adidas and Jamun Tree. The food court at this mall is on the ground floor with eateries like Haldiram, Moti Mahal, Mandarin Express and Yo! Dimsum. It has a five-screen multiplex that offers a luxurious movie watching experience in the form of Platinum Lounge.

  • Added Attraction: Exhibitions and kids craft shows hosted on the ground floor
  • Closest Metro Station: Noida Sector 18

Spice Mall

Spice Mall | Sopping Malls in Noida

Spice Mall : #6 Of The Best Shopping Malls in Noida (img source:shutterstock.com)

This mall is known for having the first, and still the most flocked outlet of Haldiram, the North Indian food-chain. A food court having multiple cuisine options and restaurants like Pizza Hut is a good choice for hosting kid’s birthday parties. Fab India, Wrangler, Archies, Nike, Maspar as some of the known brands present in Spice Mall. Winters see a host of pop-up shops outside the mall building, selling everything from pickles to fashion jewelry and clothes. A huge multiplex inside the mall showcases all the new flicks.

  • Added Attraction: Luxurious movie hall with not so luxurious ticket prices
  • Closest Metro Station: Noida City Centre

Although every mall is designed with the same concept of offering all necessities under one roof, malls in Noida have their own charm. May it be an exclusive retail outlet or an elaborate food court, each mall brings something unique to the plate, attracting crowds from the city and beyond.