Though Kolkata is quite famous for being the cheapest city of India, you will not be disappointed with the kind of shopping you can do here. From roadside markets to bazaars to supermarkets to high end malls, the city of Joy has everything! You name it, it has it. If you are looking to go to the best malls of Kolkata, you have come to the right place. Given below are Kolkata’s most popular malls where you can easily spend your entire day without getting bored at all.
1. Mani Square Mall
Mani Square mall is not one of Kolkata’s biggest malls but it definitely finds a great spot in the best malls of Kolkata list. Initially, the main attraction of the mall was the McDonalds’ which was not a very popular brand in Kolkata and people went crazy over it. You will find a number of brands here, Nike, Starmark, Westside, Options, AND, Vero Moda, ALL, Raymond’s, Little Shop, Levi’s, Lee Cooper and Adidas are just to name a few. Apart from shopping, people come here for entertainment as well. The mall features a movie theater, a 7-D movie hall, a scary house (a haunted house) and amoeba (gaming parlor). The mall also has renowned salons and a number of eating joints. Apart from the amazing food court, there are restaurants like Macchan, Rajdhani and Kaidi Kitchen.
2. City Centre 1
This mall came up in the year 2004 and is one of the most popular hangout spots of the entire city. City Centre one is a huge mall which has a lot more things to do apart from shopping. You can get shops to buy almost everything here. Clothes, jewelry, gift items, baby clothes, baby items, shoes, watches, electronics, DVDs, accessories, furniture, flowers and almost everything you can possibly think of. Apart from these, one will find good beauty parlors and a well – designed game parlor as well. The multiplex here is another reason for its popularity. You have a wide range to eating places to choose from as well. Almost all kinds of cuisines can be found here. The mall also features a lounge named Afraa.
3. South City Mall
A magnificent mall, South City is a great place for everyone to go to. The mall is beautiful and has a number of things to do and a number of places to shop at. You can buy every possible thing here, right from clothes to furniture. You can also find a number of high end brands and beautiful coffee shops in the South City mall. The mall also incorporates a bookstore and an excellent multiplex. Kids find the game parlor very attractive and entertaining. It is named Timbaktu. There is crazy crowd here on weekends when the mall is seen to be very lively. You can never go wrong in choosing South City mall as it is a one stop destination for celebration, time passing, shopping as well as eating.
4. Forum Courtyard Mall
Forum Courtyard Mall is exactly what you would call a classy and posh place. With all the international brands like Charles & Keith, Chemistry and Mango, the mall literally sparkles. They even have certain events that happen here from time to time where they try to incorporate the idea of street shopping. This mall is connected to Kolkata’s first ever branded mall, the forum mall. This sophisticated place has tiny coffee shops, bakeries and other eating places. You can buy almost everything you can possibly think of buying from a mall.
5. Quest Mall
This mall has come up in the recent three years only. It opened on 30th September, 2013. This mall is a treat to one’s eyes. The outsides of the mall look beautiful and the insides look equally classy. It is said that Quest Mall is the first luxury mall in the whole of East India. It features stores of brands like Tag Heuer, Gucci, Burberry, Breitling, Emporio Armani, Canali, Furla, Villeroy & Boch, Michael Kors, TUMI, Rolex, Omega and Paul Smith. Many of these brands have come to Kolkata for the first time. The mall also has an array of restaurants that were otherwise missing in Kolkata. Apart from all of the above, Quest Mall houses a six – screen multiplex theatre.
If you are in Kolkata and are looking for shopping, you can also opt for the local and street markets which are pretty popular here. Gariahat Market, College Street, Flower Market, Hatibagan Market and Burrabazar Market are a few of the well-known ones.