An entire new culture has taken root in Kerala and a sub culture emerged round Shopping malls. Shopping mall culture hits Kerala and Malayalee minds. Kerala has the ability to adapt fastly to every new changes without losing its identity. Kerala’s modern, multi-storey stylish shopping malls are a shopaholic’s paradise.Shopping malls in Kerala accommodate every taste, pocket and style. The latest addition to Kerala’s ‘mallscape’ is the new and fabulous Lulu International Shopping Mall which is under construction, the largest mall in India. Shopping mall culture is growing in Kerala and a prominent feature of retail development here. Shopping malls with its fashion stores, multiplexes, hang outs, game zones bring new dimension and identity to cities of Kerala.
Malls are more than just shopping destinations. Shopping mall is a place for social get togethering – to meet, eat and mingle and to be a one-stop entertainment destination with exceptional leisure opportunities. Extensive Shopping Malls in Kerala have changed the way people window shop and buy in Kerala. It promises an internationally accepted standard of shopping to every prospective customer and altogether a different and overwhelming shopping experience. The premier malls showcase of international lifestyle trends in relation to fashion, cuisine, urban leisure and more.
Abad Nucleus Mall
Nucleus Mallis a recently opened mall in Maradu, an upcoming suburb of Kochi, Kerala. The Mall has 13,000 square metres (140,000 sq ft) of retail space spread over 4 floors and 12,400 square metres (133,000 sq ft) of office space spread over 6 floors. The Mall is located in the developing suburban of Maradu, near to Thripunithura. The Mall was opened with much gala on November 12, 2010. The Mall is India’s first LEED certified gold rated green mall.
Oberon Mall is a shopping mall located in the Indian city of Kochi and the current largest lifestyle mall in Kerala in operation. The mall is also the first full format mall in Kerala, opened formally on March 2, 2009, though the mall was launched in 2008. The cost of construction of the mall is about Rs. 1 billion. It is built on an area of 39,600 square metres (426,000 sq ft) across five floors of shops and office spaces and covering grounds of up to 6 acres (2.4 ha). Oberon Mall was developed and promoted by the Oberon Group of Companies, India. The mall is one of the busiest shopping avenues for the city of Cochin.
Bay Pride Mall
Bay Pride mall is on of the top most shopping mall in Kerala, designed and developed ABAD builders, a part of ABAD business group, one of the leading business groups in India. About 21000 square feet with two floors constructed on 9,000 square metres (97,000 sq ft). Bay Pride Mall is the prestigious product of Abad builders. This shopping mall in Kerala is situating face to Arabian Sea, is a plus point of this shopping mall. There have arranged showrooms of local and international leading branded items which facilitate shopping more easily. Bay Pride Mall is prestigious headstone to the Cochin business history. Every day a lot of peoples visited here and received Bay Pride Mall’s services and are saying that they are satisfied in the services of Bay Pride Mall. To satisfying their customers they are giving lot of offers with their products
Big I Mall
Big I Mall is an upcoming shopping mall under construction in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. It will have a built up area of 15,300 square metres (165,000 sq ft). It is also the first Green Mall to be built in Kerala as per the guideliness of the Indian Green Building Council.This mall features High speed Schindler elevators from Switzerland and for the first time in Kerala.. The Big I Mall is located on the NH bypass opposite Technopark, close to the international airport.
Gold Souk Grande Kochi
Gold Souk Grandé Kochi,is a shopping mall, in the city of Kochi, Kerala which was formally opened in March 2011. With retail space of 57,600 square metres (620,000 sq ft), this is the largest mall in the state of Kerala. The Mall is part of the Gold Souk chain of Malls located all over the country and a brand of Gurgaon based retail and property developer The Gold Souk Grande’ Kochi is Aeren Group’s first venture in Kerala and has been designed by renowned architects, Ajit Associates.
Focus mall is a Shopping mall located in the heart of Calicut city. The mall is having six floors having a total area of 2.5 lakh square feet. The parking facility of Focus mall is also excellent. The vehicles can be parked in two floors on underground and top floor having a total capacity of 300 cars. The shopping mall contains all the leading brand products. Self service food court and restaurant in top floor is another specialty. Lifts and escalators are available for customers which make shopping friendly and healthy. Focus mall is also a centralized air-conditioned mall. View point is also available in top floor where visitors have a chance to see the entire Calicut city. Focus mall is the first ISO 9001:2008 certified mall in Kerala.
Sobha City Mall
Sobha City Mall is a shopping mall under construction in Thrissur City, Kerala, India. It is built on 4.7 acres land and a super built up area of more than 300,000 square feet (28,000 m2). The mall is centrally air- conditioned and would have a seven screen multiplex. It offers luxury business hotel, office space, restaurants, food courts and a 600 cark parking facility. The mall is situated in the Sobha City.The Mall is also the first shopping mall in South India to be themed with the concept of Wedding, catering to wedding shoppers. The Mall will have predominately a gold souk offering leading jewellery brands from all over India and the world, four major wedding apparels stores and other regular branded store.
Lulu Cochin Mall
Lulu Cochin mall is a shopping mall under construction, in Kochi, India. It will be one of the largest malls in Asia and is built on an area of 360,000 square metres (3,900,000 sq ft), with total area for mall alone at 300,000 square metres (3,200,000 sq ft) and the remaining portion for a premium five-star hotel managed by JW Marriott Hotels. The mall is expected to be open by mid-2012.[dated info] It is anticipated to be the third largest all in India behind High Street Phoenix Mall of Mumbai 360,000 m2 (3,900,000 sq ft), Orchid Ozone Mall of Mumbai 324,000 m2 (3,490,000 sq ft) and will be bigger than the Metro Walk Mall of Delhi 2,600,000 sq ft (240,000 m2). The mall will be the size of eighteen football grounds and 60% of the size of The Dubai Mall.
Naaz Lifestyle Mall
Naaz Lifestyle Shopping Mall is a recently opened mini mall in Pulimoodu, Thiruvananthapuram. The mall has 9 floors. It includes clothing centre of various brands like Wrangler, Levis etc , a crockery store , cosmetics store,food court and a gaming zone.
Forum Thomsun Mall
Forum Thomsun Mall is an upcoming mall under construction in the city of Kochi, Kerala, India. The Mall is promoted by one of the India’s largest realty firm, the Prestige Group as a joint venture with Thomsun Realtors. Prestige Group pioneered in retail sector by starting South India’s first Mall The Forum in Bangalore. Forum Kochi Mall is debut venture of Prestige Group into Kerala. The mall was scheduled to start its construction in 2009, however delayed due to global recession. The mall is expected to start its construction in April 2011, scheduled for a completion in December 2013
Carmel Towers is an upcoming shopping mall in Vazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.It will have a built up area of 120,000 square feet (11,000 m2). The twelve floor building offers high quality facilities, including a central activity courtyard, a 12,000 square feet (1,100 m2) second floor food court.