The mall culture in Chandigarh is still in its booming phase which is a good thing. We are discovering slowly the joys of shopping in confined spaces and air-conditioned outlets right adjacent to our most favourite eating joints. This has been definitely a gradual development for a lot of us but the generation of today is more than accepting of this trend. Today, Chandigarh and its neighbouring regions are studded with world-class malls and the biggest international brands. This has brought this city at par with any other major metropolitan in the country such as New Delhi or Mumbai, especially when it comes to satisfying the cravings and wishes of shoppers. Let’s have a quick look at a few of these malls right away:
178-178A, Purv Marg, Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh, 160002People call it literally the best mall in Chandigarh. It is a shopper’s paradise with practically countless brands under one roof. It has a spectacular and beautiful ambience with its overall white scheme. It is also one of the most popular places to grab a bite with your friends and family. Elante Mall is also one of the biggest malls in India and some of the brands that it is known for include Zara, Satyapaul, and Starbucks, and the list is endless. The food court of this mall is huge and versatile in every sense of the word. You can never get bored at this place.
VR Punjab Mall
NH-21, Chandigarh Kharar, Chandigarh Rd, Sector 118, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab 160055Do you want to visit probably the biggest mall in Chandigarh you have ever seen? Located on the Kharar highway leading straight to the hills of Manali, this mall is one of the biggest and the most happening places you will ever come across. The Costa Coffee joint located on the ground floor is especially my favourite because it is the hub of all the events and processions that take place in this region. If you are looking for a fun evening with your friends, this is the place to check out. There is ample parking space and one more thing that is going to keep you busy are the footwear sales from brands such as Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Asics, and many more.
Piccadily Square Mall
Piccadily Rd, Sub. City Center, Sector 34A, Sector 34, Chandigarh, 160022This mall is small but packs a big bunch. It is perfect for winter evenings and late afternoons. It is also easily approachable because it is located practically in the centre of the city. It is one of the cleanest movie places that you will ever see in Chandigarh. The eating joints are very cute and if you are looking for a cozy evening with your close friends, the Piccadily Square Mall is the place to check out. And after the movie, don’t forget to grab a bite at the KFC located on the ground floor.
Paras Downtown Square Mall
Paras Mall, Tiki Taka Football Ground Rd, Zirakpur, Punjab 140603This is also a very nice spot located in the prime area of Zirakpur. It is a happy place and ideal for kids of all ages. There is a McDonald’s restaurant and a Domino’s Pizza as well. The Paras Downtown Square Mall is also a superb option when you are looking for affordable shopping for your kids and family. It has all the basic amenities and the best part is that it is very spacious so if you are looking for a place to invite all your friends at once, you should visit this mall.
DT City Centre Mall
It Park, Phase – I, Sector 13, Chandigarh, Haryana 160101The DT City Centre Mall is one of the oldest and the best shopping malls in Chandigarh. It is also one of the most favourite places for millennials. It is now called the DLF City centre Mall but its charm is still the same. The best part about this place is that you can find numerous brands under the same roof without having to walk hundreds of metres. The place is neat and clean always and two very popular eating joints that you will find here are McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts. The newly opened places that you must check out here include Pantaloons, Peter England, BlackBerry, and Chai Sutta Bar.
PVR Centra, 177/D Industrial Phase-1, Near Tribune Chowk, Chandigarh,Chandigarh,160001The Centra Mall is another very cute spot for great movies, caramel popcorn, and a romantic date night with your special someone. It is a nice place if you are looking for a quick Saturday evening out with your friends. Because of its prime location and proximity to the Elante Mall, you can have the best of both worlds with just a 5-minute drive between the two spots.
Bestech Square Mall
Focal Point-1 Industrial Area Phase-9, Mohali Railway Station Rd, Sector 66, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab 160062The Bestech Square Mall is also a modest yet fun undertaking. You have brands such as Allen Solly, Reliance Fresh, Pizza Hut, KFC, Burger King, and many more in this one location. And yes, it is also one of the primary locations to get the best and latest movies that you will ever find in North India. It has some of the most amazing and high-quality screens and there is ample car parking space right next to wait. It is also a great place to enjoy with your friends and just chill out because of its long line-up of restaurants and cafes.
And To Sum It Up
There is no doubt that the mall culture is still in the booming phase in the Trictiy region. But this is what makes it special. We are still catching up and all of this is new to us. This is what keeps us at a certain pace that the rest of the country envies. This is what keeps everything exciting.