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The Top 10 Biggest Shopping Malls in India

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Over the years, the number of malls in India has grown rapidly. Post 2005 many new malls have started all over India. So much so that Indian metros are on a verge of a saturation point as far as shopping malls are concerned.

As you read, construction of many malls across India are on a full-swing. Of late, the focus has shifted from the metros and businesses are now looking at tier-2 and tier-3 cities. Cities like Gurgaon, Kochi, and Varanasi are looking very promising. With DLF supposedly building the largest shopping complex of the World in Gurgoan. 'Mall of India' in Gurgoan will have a floor area of 4,500,000 when completed.

The recently opened Lulu mall at Cochin in Kerala makes many other malls like smaller brothers to it. Second to it comes Phoenix Market City, Kurla in Mumbai. Bangalore also has a mention in the list; with few and far mentions of some other metro cities.

Summarizing Table

RankName and PlaceTotal Area (in sq. ft.)

1)

Lulu Mall, Cochin, Kerala

2,500,000

2)

Phoenix Market City, Mumbai

2,000,000

3)

Mantri Square Mall, Bangalore

1,700,000

4)

High Street Phoenix, Mumbai

3,300,000

5)

Felix Square, Lucknow

1,600,000

6)

Metro Junction Mall, Kalyan

1,500,000

6)

The Great India Place, Noida

1,500,000

6)

Express Avenue, Chennai

1,500,000

7)

DB City, Bhopal

1,350,000

8)

Select Citywalk, Saket, Delhi

1,300,000

9)

Inorbit Mall, Malad, Mumbai

1,200,000

9)

R City Mall, Ghatkopar, Mumbai

1,200,000

9)

AlphaOne Mall, Ahmedabad

1,200,000

10)

Neptune Magnet Mall, Bhandup, Mumbai

1,056,000

1) Lulu Mall, Cochin, Kerala - 2,500,000 sq ft

The coastal city of Cochin has come a long way in the recent past. And to establish the fact here is Lulu mall which consist of 300 stores, a nine-screen multiplex and has one of the largest food courts anywhere in India. The benchmark of this mall is 20-storey 5-star hotel in the mall operated by JW Marriott.

Truly Awesome.

Year Opened : - 2013

Total Floor Area : - 2,500,000 sq ft

2) Phoenix Market City, Mumbai - 2,000,000 sq ft

The newly opened grand new mall in Kurla, Mumbai is the second largest mall in India and also of Asia. When fully completed (construction is still going on) the mall will house about 600 stores, 14 screen multiplex, and more than 20 restaurants. Yes a city in itself.

Year Opened : - 2011

Total Floor Area : - 2,00,000 sq ft (Total area stretches 4,099,995 sq ft)

3) Mantri Square Mall, Bangalore - 1,700,000 sq ft

Mantri Square mall is the third biggest shopping mall in India. The mall houses more than 250 outlets and also has a multiplex hall operated by Inox cinemas. This mall is now a major place for businesses to organize events and contests to gather public acceptance.

Year Opened : - 2010

Total Floor Area : - 1,700,000 sq ft

4) High Street Phoenix, Mumbai - 3,300,000 sq ft

The shopping complex has shops of everything from international brands as well as Indian brands. The huge compound is one of the best places for shopaholics. Also, there is Palladium - a luxury shopping center which houses upmarket luxury brands.

Year Opened : - 2008

Total Floor Area : - 3,300,000 sq ft (Gross Lease-able area is less than Mantri Square Mall)

5) Felix Square, Lucknow - 1,600,000 sq ft

Felix Square mall developed by Ansal API and is the largest shopping mall in Uttar Pradesh. This swanky looking mall will change the shopping culture and the perception of shopping in Uttar Pradesh.

Year Opened : - 2010

Total Floor Area : - 1,600,000 sq ft

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6) Metro Junction Mall, Kalyan - 1,500,000 sq ft (Joint)

Opened with much fanfare, now has outlets of many international brands. On a good day the mall attracts around 125,000+ people. The figure courtesy national newspapers.

Year Opened : - 2007

Total Floor Area : - 1,500,000 sq ft

6) The Great India Place, Noida - 1,500,000 sq ft (Joint)

The biggest mall in Noida is a great place to shop, eat and has a multiplex operated by Big cinemas which is one of the biggest and can accommodate more than 1000 people at a time.

Year Opened : - 2007

Total Floor Area : - 1,500,000 sq ft

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6) Express Avenue, Chennai - 1,500,000 sq ft (Joint)

The recently opened mall is the biggest in Chennai. The mall has dedicated sections for clothes, kids supplies, entertainment and has over two million square feet of space for corporate offices.

Year Opened : - 2010

Total Floor Area : - 1,500,000 sq ft

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7) DB City, Bhopal - 1,350,000 sq ft

DB city mall is the biggest mall in central India which is operated by a subsidiary of Dainik Bhaskar group. Offers six-level shopping with more than 180 outlets of international and Indian brands. Has a six-screen multiplex for your entertainment and a food court to re-fuel yourself for some more shopping.

Year Opened : - 2010

Total Floor Area : - 1,350,000 sq ft

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8) Select Citywalk, Saket, Delhi - 1,300,000 sq ft

Select Citywalk is spread over six acres and houses many stores, has a multiplex, offices, and as well as residential apartments.

Year Opened : - 2007

Total Floor Area : - 1,300,000 sq ft

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9) Inorbit Mall, Malad, Mumbai - 1,200,000 sq ft (Joint)

One of the first to start the mall culture in Mumbai is still the ninth largest mall in India. Inorbit is lifestyle shopping at its best.

Year Opened : - 2004

Total Floor Area : - 1,200,000 sq ft

9) R City Mall, Mumbai - 1,200,000 sq ft (Joint)

Again, a new arrival in Mumbai city, but has every thing that a shopper wants. Excellent food, great entertainment, and lot of shopping awaits you at the R city mall.

Year Opened : - 2009

Total Floor Area : - 1,200,000 sq ft

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9) AlphaOne, Ahmedabad - 1,200,000 sq ft (Joint)

This malls usp is the large anchor shops where in one can get anything and everything in a single stroll.

The mall has around 200 stores, a large food court, and 6-screen multiplex named cinepolis.

There are many other malls in the business city of Ahmedabad but this surely takes the cake because of the sheer number of choices that it offers to its customers.

10) Neptune Magnet Mall, Bhandup, Mumbai - 1,056,000 sq ft

The mall is developed by the Neptune Group and some parts of it are functional. The mall is fully operational and is visited by college-goers as well as families.

The administration of the mall also comes up with many timely festivals specially on occasions such as Valentine's day, Diwali, Holi etc.

Year Opened : - 2011

Total Floor Area : - 1,056,000 sq ft

These are the largest shopping malls of India. Had fun writing it and hope you too liked reading it.

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Proposed and Upcoming

  • Mall of India, Gurgoan - 4,500,000 sq ft
  • City Capital, Hyderabad - 1,900,000 sq ft

Reader's Choice

© 2011 Aarav

Comments

Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on May 15, 2020:

Interesting hub :) Even though I dont live in India, its fascinating to see other shopping cultures. I can say, in most parts of United States, malls are closing. We now have outlet and large shopping centers which are outdoors. I miss grand malls I grew up with. I am happy your country is keeping the mall hertiage alive :)

Mohit Ochani from Mumbai, India on January 18, 2019:

Hey, nice information about top malls in India. I were go to the R -City Mall in Ghatkopar west. to visit the Red Carpet Wax Museum which is inside the mall. awesome experience to see the wax statues of famous personalities.

Jaishree Iyer on September 14, 2016:

You have missed the big mall Viviana in Thane (Mumbai).

jeetu sharma on April 03, 2016:

nice shoping mall

sizu on May 29, 2015:

awesome malls

kapil on April 08, 2015:

Phoenix Market City ,Pune is 3rd biggest in India. Indians are one of the most misinformed. Sorry, Indians are one of the most misinformed.

prashant on June 07, 2014:

KANPUR's Z-SQUARE mall is missing.......and ambiance gurgaon....

update properly...

simran on March 17, 2014:

philippines malls are much better ,much bigger and more bueatiful.i simply love philippines's mall of asia.,

sanjay on February 23, 2014:

This is outdatedPhoenix market city kurla is the largest with 4050000 sq feet and still expanding.lulls mall second 390000 sq feet

omkar ahir on February 04, 2014:

1st of all u hve to add viviana mall, thane..... wich opens in d yr 2013 n becoming biggest mall not only in india bt also frm alll ovr d asia

Mohd Shahid on November 26, 2013:

No name of Kolkata!

Aby on November 06, 2013:

Cochi Lulumall is the biggest mall in India 100% .Everybody go and see the mall you can feel the different..............

Aarav (author) from Mumbai on July 17, 2013:

@Manjula Thanksfor the comment

MANJULA MANI on July 17, 2013:

GOOD MALLS

Rambo Fen from Raipur on July 14, 2013:

This is very informative....the numbers are increasing very rapidly and very soon India will have the highest number of malls in the world

Madhur on July 01, 2013:

add atria mall also

sab on June 15, 2013:

you guys are too old .things changed.lulu mall,kochi,kerala is the largest mall in India and one among asia itself.

Mihir on May 29, 2013:

Ahmedabad mall alpha one is very good and it has the largest toy shop in asia

farhan on May 09, 2013:

the cochin lulu mall is spread over 2.5 million sq ft of space...which shows Lulu is the biggest mall in india..

Shreevatsa on April 17, 2013:

hey folks, Just hold on bangalore has the best malls in India but many of them are of same size but few bigger ones so the list has just one biggest mall in bangalore

Sathya on April 17, 2013:

Express Avenue is awsum. . . I think kochi Lulu vil b d bst in a year. . .

Gopal Menon on April 16, 2013:

Hey Guys, can't you people update yourself. THE BIGGEST MALL IN INDIA IS LULU MALL, KOCHI, KERALA!

rahul on April 15, 2013:

Banglore malls r best..

specunni on April 10, 2013:

forget all these.. now lulu mall kochi is the largest mall in india

soumya on April 03, 2013:

where is the south city mall?

Angela Kane from Las Vegas, Nevada on March 28, 2013:

These malls are gorgeous. I looking to visit India one day and of course malls are the first places many people like to go to and shop. My favorite mall is the Neptune Magnet Mall in Bhandup, Mumbai, it is very beautiful.

Salman on March 23, 2013:

WHERE IS THE Z SQUARE MALL OF KANPUR, THE THIRD LARGEST IN NORTHERN INDIA AFTER CITY WALK, DELHI AND GIP, NOIDA

sumit on March 16, 2013:

you didn't mention phoenix mall in pune......its seems to be 3rd or fourth lagrest

pradeep on March 13, 2013:

LULU Mall in kochi with 2.5 million square feet is the biggest!!

naveen on February 21, 2013:

EA is be biggest shopping mall in India ......

BGK on February 19, 2013:

There is a bigger mall in Chennai now, the Phoenix- velachery reported to be 2,400,000 sf ft. Would that be the biggest in India then? Hard to verify facts with these malls mushrooming.

BGK on February 19, 2013:

Chennai's Express Avenue Mall rocks....the place is unbelievably good. Largest choice of restaurants, shopping pretty good and the multiplex is mindblowing!

neerajsingh on February 10, 2013:

Gurgaon Mall Add This List

Anil on February 09, 2013:

Tou missed out the biggest mall in Banglore itself that ORION mall how about that. I think its not updated its not correct as per the day.

samarth sharma on February 07, 2013:

you shiters why you don't update the list as at the moment its AMBIENCE MALL GURGAON IS BIGGEST AS ITS 867,000-square-foot

sunny on December 13, 2012:

plz add INORBIT MALL IN HYDERABAD

Niranjan Singh on December 13, 2012:

Pleas add to Amenora City Mall Pune

tanveerbadyari on December 09, 2012:

good information about the Indian shopping malls, you should have also included ambiance shopping mall on delhi gurgoan highway. It is a huge one.

subha on December 02, 2012:

south city kolkata should be in the list.......it is very well organized

karthikeyan speed on November 26, 2012:

express avenue in chennai is just awesome and mind blowing

radhe on November 16, 2012:

south city

Sanchit on November 15, 2012:

Ambience mall gurgaon shud be added itz awsm!

marsh on November 11, 2012:

i thnk express avenue z xcellent. yt 2 visit others

Lijo Jose Andrews on October 31, 2012:

Lulu Cochin is yet to come

uditijain263136@gmail.com on September 26, 2012:

wow........!!!!!!!!

i would visit alllll........!!!!

yeahhhh........!!!!!!!

coolmak0 on September 07, 2012:

Mantri Square Bangalore is Awesome, it's car parking system is awesome fabulous.

ash on September 01, 2012:

Wat. Abt orion mall?

test on August 23, 2012:

man u forgot ambience malll...it's a KM in length...

Harshit on August 22, 2012:

1,500,000 sq ft (140,000 m2) this measurement is of Z square mall Kanpur

bigger mostof the given in the list.

Add it in the list.

Arindam Sinha on August 19, 2012:

SO GOOD....... INDIA'S GONNA TOUCH THE NEW HORIZON.....!!

Hitesh on August 15, 2012:

Citywalk is very beautiul mall in New Delhi

Tanya chandola on August 14, 2012:

I thnk alpha one is gud.

Ashavani on August 04, 2012:

i think that

where are ambience mall in gurgaon in these list..

but ambience mall india's largest mall.

Avi on August 02, 2012:

where is the inorbit mall of hyderabad?

ashish on July 31, 2012:

i think empress mall , nagpur should be one among the largest malls is india and largest in central india

Ankit on July 28, 2012:

How about Ambience Mall, Gurgaon...I believe it should be among the largest malls in India..

harry on July 27, 2012:

can somebody please tell me where is Felix Square in lucknow.

ashish chandel on July 26, 2012:

db city mall is so interesting nd beautiful mall nd so bigest mall in the india

monicamelendez from Salt Lake City on July 24, 2012:

I've always wanted to go to India - I really need to make it over there. These look like some really beautiful shopping malls!

Ashish on July 23, 2012:

i didn't find Lulu International Mall,Cochin

hhgfklba on July 22, 2012:

u missed gurdaspur malls

ddsvwdvndvdvhw on July 22, 2012:

my lullu road rocks in gurdaspur

amrigt\ on July 22, 2012:

u skipped alpha mall in amritsar

GAURAV SINGH on July 18, 2012:

ambience mall ,gurgaon.................

Ben on July 07, 2012:

Kochi Lulu Rockssss..!!

nick on July 02, 2012:

I wen mantri square n that is way huge than any other mall in india even bigger than ambience in gurgaon n phoenix in mumbai... I wonder u ve not put ambience in ur list which comes in top 3... Also phoenix, bangalore is damn huge

Kelin on June 30, 2012:

To the author...

U missed the Orion mall... Newly opened awesome mall in Bangalore. Its as big as mantri square mall.

Orion has a lake! And a hotel :)

santhoshgopi.d on June 30, 2012:

it really coooooo llkk and special impresdenc fel on tat place , im enjoyin tat place , som small negetive thought ( climate so hot , inclean outer places , traffic some tym , ) to clear thz neg points E A as d toppppppppppeerrrr mall in the world ........ tc EA ....

rohit on June 16, 2012:

according to me recently ambience mall in gurgoan is the biggest mall of asia.

raj on June 09, 2012:

u skipped empress city mall,nagpur

manish patel on June 06, 2012:

i visited mantri square times and times and in my opinion mantri mall is best in india consists of much entertainment , fun , shopping and much more...

Vinod on June 06, 2012:

The best mall is the MANTHRi i have visited also the mall in Chennai....Its really a nice onbe too

vivek on May 29, 2012:

dlf malls r best in world..i dunt appreciate ur fuddu research.ya hve put it in 6 rank.hve u been there ,first come n evaluate it with other mall..Its best in india with best crowd.

vivek on May 29, 2012:

boss what abt ambiance mall gurgaon.its bigger than phonenix market city.you hve done wrong research and mall of india is now opening in noida sector 18 due to area problem..

Aarav (author) from Mumbai on May 29, 2012:

@Gaurav Maru You are right. Actually what you read is the total built-up area of the mall which also includes the parking space (1.35 million sq. ft) and other miscellaneous area. The total shopping (leasable) area of is approximately 2.1 million square foot.

I hope you got the point. Thanks for your comment.

Gaurav Maru on May 28, 2012:

I stay near Phoenix Market City, Kurla, Mumbai. A poster outside the mall says total area to be 45 lakh sq ft. And you have mentioned it as 20lakh sq ft.

Which is correct?

vishal chauhan on May 24, 2012:

the great india place is the best mall in up

suvasmita on May 23, 2012:

i like this hub so much . it is the better and bigger malls.

Aarav (author) from Mumbai on May 16, 2012:

@Sanjeev As I've said in the below comment "Ambience mall's area is about 867,000-square-foot which is lesser than the above listed malls".

Thanks for stopping by to comment.

Sanjeev on May 15, 2012:

Hey, what about ambiance mall in gurgaon???

Sameer on May 05, 2012:

Palladium mall is very luxurius full of luxury brands

kamesh on April 27, 2012:

all thanks for your comment and the link.

Welcome to India!

Aarav (author) from Mumbai on April 25, 2012:

@Ashish Jaiswal That mall is wonderfully beautiful. But still these days all the malls look the same to me. Thanks for chiming in with your comment.

Ashish Jaiswal on April 25, 2012:

Kalyan ; it is so beautiful mall in kalyan

Aarav (author) from Mumbai on April 05, 2012:

@shrey Ambience mall's area is about 867,000-square-foot which is lesser than the above listed malls.

Thanks for stopping by to comment.

shrey on April 04, 2012:

wat bout ambience gurgaon??....i suppose its d largest mall in asia!!

YelloRetail on February 15, 2012:

Nice presentation, really, BTW, you can find the list and info about shopping malls in www.yelloretail.com. So far malls in Turkey and CEE are listed. You can even search on Google Map!

Saahil Anand on January 20, 2012:

i was really surprised when i come to know that i have visited the india's 1st biggest mall the phoenix market city, mumbai. India is now the country of malls. Thanks for your comments and links.

Aarav (author) from Mumbai on September 01, 2011:

Riviera, all thanks for your comment and the link.

Welcome to India!

Riviera Rose from South of France on September 01, 2011:

I liked this hub so much I've linked to it from one of my own - thanks a lot! I haven't visited any of these malls but now of course I want to!

Rudra on March 29, 2011:

India is becoming a hub for shopping as well. Bigger and better malls are opening everywhere in India.