Forum

10/3 Elgin Road, Kol – 20.Ph: 22836022

Forum introduced Kolkata to the Mall and multiplex cultures, and cinema viewing has never been the same again in this city! The 4-screen Inox hall still continues to be the biggest attraction here. It has some high-end stores such as Amrapali (the Jaipur-based jewelers), the only Anokhi clothing store in the city, Charles and Keith shoes and bags, Promod, Satya Paul, Swarovski and Rado. For the usual coffee breaks there’s The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Biscotti. The centerpiece, literally, of Forum is the three-storied Shoppers Stop. For food there is the food court, and specialty restaurants like Oh! Calcutta, Café Mezzuna and TGIF.

City Centre 2

5, JL No.-11, Mouza Rajarhat 1st floor, Noapara, Action Area IID, Kol - 157. Ph: 091633 31869

This Mall’s unique for the space and greenery around it. You will discover this shopping mall with three sculptures on the mall roof while you drive to the Airport via the Newtown Road. It is frequented by those living in Rajarhat area. Decorative palm trees inside and the open terrace on the first floor add to the nature friendly decor. The presence of Fabindia and Ethnicity add color to the other existing brands and Crossword has a wonderful collection of books. Spending a weekend at the Swiss Hotel here is a treat for the family with a spa and pool worth visiting. If you enjoy watching films, Inox has 4 theaters running regional language films. There is a Tattoo shop, with award winning tattoo artists, you might want to visit.

shopping_malls_ritu-kumarCity Centre Salt Lake

(CCSL) DC Block, Sector 1, Kol - 64. Ph: 2358 1011/12/13

Designed by the legendry and visionary Indian architect Charles Correa, makes it the most coveted mall architecturally. It is also the only Charles Correa architecture in the city easily recognizable by his trademark cubist volumes and cut-outs.  CCSL is a hangout. Sprawling and spread out it adapts the Indian concept of bazaar with the western concept of a mall, epitomizing the modern city at its finest. It is intercepted with trees and lawn and pathway and is built low in Indian style in contrast to western high-rises. A complex system of space and terraced plazas culminates in the central ‘kund’. The main pathway has an attractive kiosk ‘Kolkata Store’ a mock life-sized horse-pulled tram car reminding you of the Calcutta of yore, blending seamlessly with the modern architecture.

CCSL has the highest number of food outlets among any mall in Kolkata, with an unbeatable variety plus a large food court. It has a four-screen multiplex and a large 10,000sq.ft electronic games and entertainment section. A very happening place, Kolkatan’s being foodaholics you can look forward to frequent food fests here.

Mani Square

164/1, Manicktala main road, Kol – 54. Ph: 033 2320 1878

Mani Square, close to the Hyatt Hotel and Salt Lake stadium, welcomes you with visual billboards. The open air breezy amphitheater in the front is the right place for events held or to sit around. As you travel up the central spine escalator you cannot miss the exotic display of soaps in the Body Shop nor of the only vegetarian restaurant, Rajdhani. If you are a geek, EMall is the right place for you. The adjacent terrace food court has a cityscape to look out to while you munch. And if you enjoy watching films don't miss out visiting Cinemax which can give you the IMAX big screen experience, the only one in the city... There is ample space to park and before you drive out it is easy to shop at Spencers, which is the best in that area and has a wide range of products.

Dakshinapan

2 Gariahat Road (S) Kol – 31. Ph: 2867 1098

A specialty ‘mall’ before such things existed, its USP is that it is the only market dedicated to handicraft and handlooms in the city. Nearly 150 shops call Dakshinapan home. Apart from the State Emporium there are smaller craft and handloom stores and National Jute Board’s outlet Sonali. Two very special shops must be the high end Biswa Bangla and the Club Muslin store under its banner, showcasing the muslin heritage of Bengal. The complex also houses a theater, Madhusudan Mancha, for local plays and musical programs. Another first here surely is not only Kolkata’s but India’s first Tea House, Dolly’s Tea Shop, a popular hangout.

South City Mall

375, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kol – 68. Ph: 4007 2181/82

South City Mall transformed the face of Prince Anwar Shah Road when it first came up there. Spread over a million square feet across 5 floors, and that’s a lot of space, South City Mall is the largest shopping mall in West Bengal, and has it all. A fairly high-end mall with plush shops it houses some the top notch brands like Marks & Spencer, Swarovski, Biba, Louis Philippe, Wills Lifestyle to name a few. The basement has the first-ever Kolkata’s Spencer Hypermarket.

The 4th floor houses 6-screen Fame Cinemas. For snacks after shopping or the movies, there’s Food Talk, Kolkata’s largest food court with a huge choice in Indian, Oriental and Continental food and Gelato outlet. A section of the fourth floor is devoted to fine-dining with Benjarong, Sigree – Flame and Grill, Sarson and Mainland China. For a quick coffee break between shopping there’s Cookie Man.

Quest Mall

Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Park Circus, Beck Bagan, Ballygunge, Kolkata- 17

It used to be this huge sprawling CESC building, until the Quest Mall opened up, transforming the area into Kolkata’s Fifth Avenue! With the 420,000 sq ft mall and parking space for over 1,000 cars, the Quest Mall is the one-stop destination in Kolkata that houses all the major international brands under one roof. Armani, Bretling, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Canali, Furla, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors and Tumi all have their flagship stores here. The ultimate luxurious abode for all shoppers who talk and wear designer brands only; it’s the gateway for stylish, high-end products in all of Eastern India.

Like South City, the Spencer’s Hypermarket is in the basement. The Mall has a huge multi-cuisine food court and a six-screen INOX multiplex. It has been marked as a hotspot for food aficionados. From beer guzzlers to pizza lovers, the mall houses the NYC born North-Italian cuisine restaurant – Serafina, The Irish House, Smoke House Deli, Bombay Brasserie, Yuautcha, Smoke House Deli and the global American chain of Chilli’s.

Westside and Pantaloon Mall

22 Camac St, Kolkata - 71

Located at the given number on the given street, the aesthetically appealing building spreads over a large area with entrance from Upper Wood Street as well. The Mall houses some of the best chain stores like Westside and Pantaloons, as well as a Nick Nish for the typical bric-a-brac. The Mall has loads of good restaurants and coffee shops too. But what must be the most attractive part of this mall is the sense of space and openness all around.

Vardaan Market

No. 25A, Camac Street, Kol – 16. Phone: 098301 29029

A popular shopping complex in Camac Street with large number of shops spread across three floors selling all kinds of wares. The basement has shops selling imported clothes, cosmetics etc. It is known to be the place to shop for your night ware. Prices are competitive but bargaining is expected and accepted. The street food outside the market complex is more popular than the market. An array of food vendors throng the pavement and the market front, pani puri, aloo tikki, chilla, ghugni, fresh juice, kulfi and more.

Air-Conditioned Market

1, Shakespeare Sarani, Kol - 71. Ph: 03218-22823588

Located at the Chowringhee end of Theatre Road, it is Kolkata’s first such market complex where a multitude of shops are housed under one roof in an air-conditioned environment. Like Vardaan Market it has an assortment of goods and wearable. As the first such market when it started it had its charm then and is still frequented by those who know what to get where.

Fort Knox Jewelry Mall

6, Camac St, Kol - 17. Ph: 033 4010 1500

Rather aptly named after the US bullion depository building as the mall is the hub of Kolkata's gem & jewelry business. Over a dozen jewelry shops have made this mall their home providing an array of choice for the buyer under one roof. It is the perfect destination for prospective brides and grooms as you can compare prices and check alternative options in design, be it for the engagement ring, the mang tika the Bengali loha or the mangalsutra. The choice ranges from the chic and contemporary at Adora to the traditional at B. Motiram.

Avani Mall

32 Jagat Banerjee Ghat Road, Howrah - 711 102. Ph: 91 33 3312 9000

The majestic Riverside Avani Mall by the Ganges is the first mega mall in Howrah with 7 anchor stores and 200 vanilla stores. Just a drive across the second Hoogly bridge from Kolkata, brings you to the first green mall of Eastern India. It boasts of having the largest food court and 1.5 Km stretch of retail space across all floors. So while you choose your favorite ice-gola you can also visit the Fabindia store. All your favorite brands are here. As you enter you are drawn to the Krazy for Chocolate store or MacDonalds. While you shop the children have fun enjoying the games. Once done enjoy the breezy outdoors. This Wi-Fi mall by the Avani group stands out for its Corporate Social Responsibility.

Acropolis Mall

1858, Rajdanga Main Rd, Sector 1, East Kolkata Twp, Kol - 107

The Acropolis mall, true to its name stands out majestically like the Greek city Acropolis making its bold presence felt in the Kasba area. The mall is designed by South Africa’s pioneer architectural firm Bentel and Associates. Once you step inside you are overwhelmed by the space and the soft lighting of the place. If you want to rest your feet awhile, the 450-seater food court on the 3rd floor has the best to offer; choose from Coffee World, Au Bon Pain, Auntie Annes, Mediterranean and others. For a four-course dining experience don’t miss the great choice on 4th floor specialty restaurants, Kolkata’s only Asia Kitchen by the Mainland China group, Barcelos, or Chilli’s. On a full stomach, walk into Cinepolis, to enjoy your favorite film to complete your day spent well.

Metropolis Hiland Park Mall

1925, Chak Garia, EM Bypass, Kol - 094

This mall was built to compliment the Hiland Park residential complex positioned behind it giving this part of deep, south Calcutta, a much needed facelift! The Mall is host to a retail center which includes a huge Big Bazaar and other well-known brands. The film buffs of the area need not trek to the city anymore, the four screen, 1000-seats Fame Cineplex provides all that you could ask for a multiplex experience. One of the special features of this Mall is the 8 lane bowling alley; and the hip sports bar plus watering hole. The food court boasts of a dozen multi-cuisine eateries and some fine-dining restaurants.

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