Malls you just can’t ignore on a trip to Kolkata

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1. Acropolis Mall

Acropolis mall located at Kasba region of Kolkata is an iconic architectural masterpiece with an elegant elevation covered with a glass facade spread over approximately 3, 00,000 sft. The shopping Mall is all set to have the right retail mix layered with various kinds of retail zones, and will also house a four screen Multiplex, food Courts, Fine Dining restaurants, Family and Children entertainment areas and more.

It hosts major brands and labels from around the world.

The Acropolis Mall is spread across 5 floors totaling to a gross leasable area of 2, 88,000 sq ft. Three basement levels for parking are designed to accommodate 650 cars at a time. The mall will house two anchor stores of 45,000sft & 15,000sft each. All floors are connected by way of escalators and modern high speed passenger elevators.

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2. South City

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South City Mall is the largest shopping mall in Kolkata, India and in the whole of West Bengal. Located on Prince Anwar Shah Road near the upper-middle class suburbs of Jodhpur Park, Lake Gardens, Dhakuria and Golf Green, it has been open since 16 January 2008. It has a Gross Lease-able Area of 650,000 sq ft and parking for 2,500 vehicles.

The mall was designed by retail specialist ICS Bentel Associates. Anchored by major stores fashion labels, there are also 134 other stores, a food court on the top floor.

South City Mall houses a six screen multiplex with over 1426 seats and plush sofa recliners both in the theatre hall and outside, at the lounge cum food court inside the multiplex’s premises. It is often considered the most high-end, digitally and technically advanced, and overall the best multiplex in the city in terms of quality, quantity, ambience, luxury etc.

Interior view of South City Mall in Kolkata, India at Christmas, including a diarama with Santa Claus. South City is the largest mall in East India. Christmas is celebrated enthusiastically in Kolkata.

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3. Quest

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The Quest Mall is the newest mall built extravagantly, as a host of the exclusive foreign brands, to add an extra start to the City of Joy.It is built on an area of 730,000 sq. ft., hosts around 130 stores and has parking for 1,300 vehicles.

There are several multinational brands present on all floors. The food court consists of popular fast food chains, highly rated restaurant. It houses a hypermarket bookstore, along with electronics stores.

There is also a six-screen insignia class multiplex and the biggest apparel store in the city with a total area of 100,000 sq. ft.

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4. Mani Square
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The Mani Square mall is located right on the EM Bypass Road, which makes it easy for everyone to visit. Because of the location, the footfall is very high. There are over 250 shops and 2,000 footfalls daily, with star brands all around. Apart from that there is the multiplex – famous for 3D movies. Also there are other entertainment options like a Scary House and discotheque. One can also soothe their taste-buds at the popular eateries.

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5. Diamond Plaza

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The Diamond Plaza is a gift from the Diamond Group, to the people of North Kolkata. It is an elegant surprise of North Kolkata. Being a lively mix of Shopping, Food and Entertainment, it attracts people from all nooks and corners. 

Popular shopping brands flood the place making it a perfect destination for a family outing.

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6. Forum Mall

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It is a perfect place to shop when you are brand conscious and love to flaunt your branded collection. Spread over six floors, you name the brand and it’s there. Covering an area of 200000 sq. ft., it is one of the biggest shopping malls of Kolkata and has brands easy to access as well as some of the most expensive brands at the Forum Courtyard. It is noted for its upbeat layout and signage.

Being open throughout the week, it takes an off on Sundays. For entertainment, there is the multiplex and for foodies, there are unlimited options.

 

7. Avani Riverside Mall

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The newly built Avani Riverside Shopping Mall has added to the beauty of the placid waters of river Hooghly. With an area of 600000 sq. ft., the mall is located very close to the 2nd Hooghly Bridge and overlooks the waterfront. The mall attracts people from far and wide, not only because of its breath-taking appearance and ambiance, but also because of the stores offering a sell-out of offbeat and quirky products, a multiplex for entertainment, and restaurants.

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8. E-Mall

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Located on Chittaranjan Avenue and just beside the Chandni Chowk Metro Station, the E-Mall is the first specialty electronic mall in India. It is an ultimate shopping centre for each and every electronic product, Indian or imported starting from Consumer Electronics, to Home Appliances, to Computers, Laptops, Mobiles, IT Software, and even Accessories or Peripherals.

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9. Metro Plaza

The one with a fetish for shoes is sure to fall in love with Metro Plaza and the collection it houses. This shopping mall is mainly known for its consistent performance in storing the best collection of shoes throughout the year. Nevertheless, hi-fashion western as well as ethnic apparel are also found in the three storied Metro Plaza, situated on the Ho Chi Minh Sarani.

10. Salt Lake City Centre

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Covering an area of 42 thousand sq. m. on five acres of land, The City Centre at Salt Lake is the first mall to bring in the mall-culture to Kolkata. It was built in June 2004 and it made the area quite popular and entertaining. The area surrounding City Centre has developed immensely since then.

Renowned brands adorn the mall. It is not only a favorite shopping centre for people from and outside Kolkata, but also a great hang-out especially with a multiplex and food-joints etc.

 

11. Shreeram Arcade

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‘Shreeram Arcade’ is one of the oldest shopping mall in Kolkata located at New Market area. It has over 275 shops and is expanded over four floors. It is right opposite to the ‘Lighthouse Cinema’ and is famous for textiles, readymade garments, electronic items, etc. There are also exquisite items like fish-net stockings and beautiful Lehngas available in the shops. The interior decoration of this shopping mall is simply awesome. There is a capsule elevator and a sparkling fountain that makes shopping quite a bit of fun for the people from all the age groups.

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