Shopping Malls galore! Here’s what Laila & gang have picked as the best in town – for shopping, hanging out and just simply to do something when you want to get out of the house!
Catch the latest blockbusters, have a quick bite at the multi-cuisine food court, buy the best brands from Adidas to Tommy or just chill at Forum. Bangalore’s first and one of its best, The Forum is as good as any international mall and has showrooms of all the sought after sports, clothes, shoes and lifestyle brands. If it’s a weekend, advance booking for movie tickets is advisable as all eleven screens run houseful on holidays. Besides a huge food court, both McDonald’s and KFC have individual outlets here. Parking is hassle-free, though there is no guarantee on weekends.
Shopping, eating, movies and fun guaranteed at Garuda Mall, Bangalore’s most happening mall. For the shopaholic, there’s every brand you can think of from Adidas to Mango. The multi-cuisine food court, sizzlers at Kobe and cocktails at Bull and Bush will keep the foodies more than satisfied. Inox on the fourth level has all the popcorn and blockbusters that movie-buffs crave. Kids can enjoy themselves at Amoeba, the gaming zone. And, if you just want to hang out, window shop and catch up with friends and family, this mall has all the space you need, with ample parking too!
This seamless mall offers 1,20,000 sq ft of retail therapy and lots of good food to devour. You can choose from brands like Van Heusen, Jealous 21, Provogue, Allen Solly, W, Swatch, Fossil, Kenneth Cole and more. Copper Chimney serves a fine dine experience with Indian fare and Bombay Blues has tasty Tex-Mex and fusion favourites. Catch up with friends over a drink at Hint or grab a coffee at Coffee Day. The yearly Happiness Sale with super discounts will definitely make you very happy.
The only mall in the area, Sigma Mall is a popular hangout for students from Mount Carmel College down the road. After you finish your fill of shopping from brands like Levis, Pepe, Pantaloons and Vinegar, head for an energy-reload at the food-court. Fun Cinemas on the fourth level plays all the latest movies and also hosts film festivals. There’s ample parking space and lots of fun to be had at Sigma.
Located in the heart of Bangalore at Trinity circle, 1MG Road offers exquisite shopping experience with stores like M.A.C, Clinique, Hidesign, Promod, Aldo, Clark’s and a whole range of plush brands. This mall has Bangalore’s first Haagen Dazs. The coffee bean & tea leaf, and the one and only oxford bookstore with its Cha Bar is also an attraction in this mall.
Situated in Malleshwaram, Mantri square has 252 stores with a food court spread over 1 lakh sq feet, 6 screen INOX multiplex and a hypermarket spread over 9000 sq.ft. Apart from all the popular brand stores this mall also has Amoeba bowling alley and gaming centre.
With a total area of 1.1 million sq.ft Orion is the third largest mall in Bangalore. BluO a 27 lane bowling centre is the major attraction here apart from the popular brand showrooms spread over 8.5 lakh sq.ft.
South Bangalore’s first complete mall with a hypermarket, retail, F&B, entertainment and multiplex, this mall makes for an ideal hangout zone and shopping zone.
Spread over 1.4 million sq.ft, this mall has the biggest retail mall space in Bengaluru. Apart from 200 brand stores the phoenix is the first mall to offer the thrill of bungee jumping.
Spread over 1.4 million sq feet and strategically located in Whitefield this uber mall has over 200 innovative stores. This is a new mall that is right next to Phoenix market city, and is yet to be opened at the time of publishing this article.