Top 10 Largest Shopping Malls in India by Area 2019

Shopping in India has immensely evolved over the last couple of decades

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

This is one of the prime reasons that premium brands are now housed in some of the best malls in India

1 LuLu International Shopping Mall, Kochi

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 India’s biggest 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

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

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

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

On the top floor of the mall is a multi-cuisine food court for shoppers to curb their hunger pangs

Other than that, the mall boasts of a 3-level basement parking that can accommodate 2500 vehicles

Location: The Mall, Kanpur

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

Other Popular Shopping Malls in India

6 World Trade Park Mall, 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

7 Phoenix Marketcity Mall, 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

Parking is not a hassle at this mall as it can accommodate up to 1700 cars

Location: Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevpura, Bangalore

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

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

Phoenix Marketcity Mall, 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

Location: Velachery Main Road, Velachery, Chennai

Mantri Square Mall, 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

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

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

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

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

This oldest shopping mall in the city is also home to the first-ever McDonald’s in South India

Location: Hosur Road, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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’

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

Location: District Centre, Saket, New Delhi

Phoenix Marketcity Mall, 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

High Street Phoenix Mall, 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

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

VR Mall Mall, 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

Location: Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Anna Nagar, Chennai

The Great India Place (GIP Mall), 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

Location: Sector 38-A, Noida

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

Location: Tagore Garden, Najafgarh Road, Delhi

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

UB City Mall, 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

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

Preventive Measures in Shopping Malls to Contain the Spread of COVID-19

All shops, stalls, cafeteria, etc, outside and within the mall premises shall follow social distancing norms at all times

To maintain the physical distancing norm, number of customers inside the shop to be kept at a minimum

Effective and frequent sanitation within the premises shall be maintained with particular focus on lavatories, drinking and hand washing stations/areas

Cleaning and regular disinfection of frequently touched surfaces (door knobs, elevator buttons, hand rails, benches, washroom fixtures, etc) to be made mandatory in all malls in common areas as well as inside shops, elevators, escalators, etc

Cinema halls, gaming arcades and children play areas inside shopping malls shall remain closed

In the food-courts:

Only up to 50% of seating capacity be permitted in food courts and restaurants

Food court staff/waiters should wear mask and hand gloves at all times

Everyone wants to enjoy activities, especially at the weekends, and options are often confusing to selectRomantic dinner, a new blockbuster movie, lifestyle shopping, or a music concert?

Confusing?Well, there is one place where you can enjoy all these activities, the Shopping mallThese days, malls in the country are gaining popularity among middle-class families, youth, and eldersCompared to other countries, Indian malls offer people much more than a shopping experienceA considerable number of new malls are opened each year for shopaholics, and its the reason why India is one of the fastest-growing FMCG marketsIf you are looking for more than just shopping and movies, below is the list of the top 10 largest shopping malls in India:

Elante Mall is one of the most popular sites in Chandigarh

The mall is part of the Nexus group of malls located in the industrial area of the cityIt’s not just the mall, there is an office complex, a luxury hotel– Hyatt Regency, and parts of the Elante tower

Elante Mall is also Chandigarh’s largest mall throughout the region, as it has over 1 million square feet of retail spaceIt has two main gates, three basement levels, one ground floor, and three upper floorsElante Mall has a retail area with retailers and a food court and a courtyard of cafes of various Indian and international brandsIts center has a PVR theater 8-screen cinema multiplex

On the mall’s upper floor, you will find restaurants, fast food joints, and a fun city for children

9 Select CityWalk, New Delhi

CityWalk Select is a shopping mall in Saket, New Delhi, in the Saket District CentreThe 1,300,000 sq

ft area comprises a 4-km multiplex, residential apartments, offices, and public spaces, spread over 6 acres (24,000 m2)Select Infrastructure, a joint venture between the Select group and the Aarone Group, has built the mallCompared to the number of retail stores across Delhi and the surrounding area, the Select Citywalk is a low-rise development that maintains the charm and character of traditional Delhi through the use of balconies and columns instead of a glass and concrete box towerSelect Citywalk is one of India’s biggest mixed-use projects, which is being developed in collaboration with DP Architects (Singapore), by the label TCS Architects

Mantri Square Mall is located in the Malleswaram locality in Bangalore, Karnataka, IndiaIt is one of the biggest malls in the country and has a total retail floor area of 1,000,000 square feetThe mall has three floors and contains global and local retail shops, an expansive hypermarket, a movie theater, a grocery store, a food court, a gaming center, and a bowling alleyPeople like Mantri Square Mall because it is the only retail center in South India to have 5 departmental stores, Lifestyle, Marks & Spencer, Reliance Trends, Pantaloons, and Shoppers’ Stop – all under one roofIt also has direct Metro connectivity, over 17 million square feet spread over five floors, over 10,000 national and international brands in over 250 categories, and an interesting mix of events and brand activation programs to ensure there is the circulation of customers throughout the mall

7 Sarath City Capital Mall, Hyderabad (1,930,000 sq ft)

7 Sarath City Capital Mall, Hyderabad (1,930,000 sq ft)

Sarath City Capital Mall is the largest mall in Hyderabad, with 1,931,000 sq ft

Located in the city’s Heart, Sarath City Capital Mall has everything from Prestigious International brands to local brands that serve the customer in various ways

The mall has AMB Cinemas, an Asian Cinema’s 7 screen theater, and the Telugu movie superstar Mahesh BabuTwo large food courts cater to almost 1000 people at one go, which comprises different cuisines and restaurants

SKI capital, Tridom, Thalariya, and SKY zones are the gaming and entertainment areas for everyone

In the upmarket area of Anna Nagar, VR Chennai is a shopping hub with a capacity of 2 million sq ft

VR Chennai mall is the biggest mall in Chennai, Tamil NaduThis mall has premium stores, 10 PVR film screens, a broad-screen PX[L], and many F&B options

Inside the mall, there is a contrasting universe of very well-decorated interiors, divided into six floors and 240 branded outlets

The mall has a fun environment for kids, PVR Cinemas for film lovers, and many options to keep your entertainment quotient highStep into one of the many food stores on the street, or go directly to Food Box on the third floor if you want to fill your tank after a day’s shopping and having fun

The food court has every fast-food joint like momos, pizzas, burgers, juices, and grills to satisfy your hungerA co-work space, an open-air theater, a boutique hotel, function rooms, and serviced suites also make up part of the spacious VR Mall Chennai

The pop-up food stall, Popadum, serves delicious local and international cuisine every Sunday from 10:00 to 7:00 pm

5 DLF Mall of India, Noida

5 DLF Mall of India, Noida

DLF Mall of India is the largest mall in Delhi, spread over 2 million square feetThis mall is introduced in the industry for many firsts like, for the first time in India, the mall introduced the unique zoning conceptDLF Mall of India provides a perfect mix of supermarket deals in an intelligently spaced mall spread over five acres and six floorsMall supervisors classify these areas as the lower ground floor of the market square, the ground, and first floor of the International Boulevard, the second floor of The High Street, the third level of Family World, and the top 2 floors for LeisureStrategically located in the heart of Noida in Sector 18, DLF Mall of India hosts 350 brands, including 18 anchors, over 100 fashion brands, 14 fashion brands for children, and 73 options for food and beverageDLF Mall of India redefines how retail is viewed in India, with its sheer size, creative zoning plan, and convenient location with excellent connectivityThe mall has had over one hundred fashion brands and over 50 dining outlets since February 2016Delhi’s finest restaurants like Grill and Bar in Chili, Big Chill, or Mamagoto have special joints hereFurthermore, the food court’s seating capacity can accommodate 1000 people comfortablyThe mall is a LEED Gold certified mal, which means it’s highly energy efficient

4 World Trade Park, Jaipur (2,400,000 sq ft)

Located on JLN Marg in Pink City’s Malviya Nagar, World Trade Park’s total gross lease area is 24 million square ft

It has 11 floors and 1,100 car parking capacity

Many high-end brands are in the store, including Nakshatra, Rado Switzerland, Tag Heuer, and Junarose

The structure has two separate buildings, one in the north and one in the south, divided by a city street

World Trade Park Jaipur includes a display system in which 24 projectors create a single image on its ceilingsThis is the world’s first mall of its kind

Ambience Mall, Gurgaon is a shopping mall in Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Most floors have a shopping area of 860 metersAmbience Mall has more than 230 stores and food outletsHowever, there are other malls in India with larger total retail areas such as Lulu Mall in Kochi with 17 million square feet, Phoenix Marketcity in Mumbai with 12 million square feet, and Elante Mall in Chandigarh with 1 million square feetNot just that, Ambience Mall in Gurgaon has some unique features compared to other malls in India

It is one of the largest and most popular destinations in Delhi-NCRThe mall offers top-notch entertainment, cutting-edge shopping, and a range of foreign cuisines all under one roofAmbience Mall also boasts the country’s first 42,000 sq

dedicated track for iRIDE, a fun and leisure activity for kids and adults alikeAdditionally, it is well designed and well connected with easy access from the Delhi-Gurgaon border

2 Phoenix Marketcity, Mumbai

Phoenix Marketcity is one the biggest mall in India, located in Kurla, MumbaiSpread over 41 million sq ft the mall includes 21 million sq ft of retail gross leasable spaceIt houses 600 domestic and foreign brand stores, PVR Cinemas with 14 movie screens, and 70 restaurantsPhoenix Marketcity is a shopper’s paradise for entertainment, dining, and shopping in the city as the number one destinationThe mall provides the best international brands, deals, promotions, and a holistic shopping experiencePhoenix Marketcity unveils for the whole family a new era for Mumbai’s shopping destination with its fusion of fashion, food, fun, culture, and atmosphere

1 LuLu Int Shopping Mall, Kochi

India’s largest shopping mall, in terms of total area, Lulu International Shopping Mall, is not your typical South Indian shopping mallLocated in Kochi City, Kerala, it has five floorsLulu’s group of shopping malls are some of Asia’s largest mall brands, not just the countryBesides a food court, it has three restaurants along with franchises from the biggest fast-food restaurant chains, including Burger King, McDonald’s, and KFCThere are plenty of arcade games, rides, a party hall, a bowling alley, 5D cinema, and nine PVR Cinemas with Multiplex screens in terms of entertainmentIt also has many other services, such as multi-Indian bank ATMs and a few foreign exchange countersIt is also relatively easy to get to the mall as it has a direct walkway from the Edapally Metro StationAs one of the country’s leading mall chains, LuLu presents the discerning shopper with an impressive range of renowned retail brands, dining options, fun zones, and entertainment eventsLuLu Mall is a diverse collection of retail offerings spread over 25 million square feet, with the stunning architecture of a built-up 17-acre space!The ultimate shopping destination has an outstanding collection of unrivaled global collections from any other Kochi or Indian shopping centerLocated in the city’s heart, LuLu will provide the most refreshing experience you’ve ever had with a host of unparalleled amenities and servicesWhether it’s branded clothes or fashion accessories, jewelry or customized gifts, electronic devices, entertainment options, multi-cuisine restaurants, or coffee houses, LuLu Mall provides an all-in-one shopping, dining, and enjoyable experience

Shopping around metro cities in India has changed over the past couple of years and has developed

Indian shoppers moved from open-air shopping areas to modern shopping malls with air conditioning

India’s retail sector has evolved to embrace malls, establishing a mall culture

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