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Shopping in Mangalore

Shopping in Mangalore is truly a great experience. Mangalore offers maximum opportunities in shopping to its visitors who come to Mangalore for their vacations. The people or the visitors who visit Mangalore even for work do drop in for shopping because of the wide variety of items available to the people. Apart from the shopping malls that are located in Mangalore, there are some local shopping centers and shops that can be used for buying jewellery, artifacts made out of sandalwood and ivory and even pure silk saris. Mangalore is very famous for silver and gold jewelries that are found to be designed intricately and silk saris. The changing lifestyle of Mangaloreans has made them love shopping as a form of relaxation and as a stress buster!

Shopping in Mangalore
Brightly lit shopping malls in Mangalore attract the attention of ardent shoppers

Mangalore also provides the sandalwood and ivory artifacts that are beautifully carved and they make for exclusive souvenir items. There are a number of art galleries in the city that houses some of the best master pieces of arts and crafts. Other shopping alternatives in Mangalore include furniture and handicraft items. The Bharath Mall and the Empire Mall are the major shopping centers of the city. These are the malls that house the very famous Nilgiris supermarket, Pizza Corner, Dollar store and Coffee Day. Apart from these malls, there are local shopping centers and shops that can also be used for shopping and experiencing the true culture and color of Mangalore. Hampankatta, Balmatta, Falnir and Kankanady are some of the most popular shopping centers located in Mangalore.

Shopping in Mangalore is an activity that is worth enjoying. The city is found flooded with a number of malls and shops that provide shopping opportunities to the people who visit the city. The shops that are found in Mangalore always bear a stamp that represents the entire region. Since Mangalore is a port city and also an important business hub, the different malls that are located in the city aim towards suiting the tastes of the people or the modern day travelers who visit the city. The various shops located in Mangalore indulge in selling different items of shopping that include branded shoes and clothes and even ivory pieces.

Malls in Mangalore

There can be absolutely no doubt in the fact that there are a lot of shopping centers located in Mangalore such as Balmatta, Kankanady, Falnir and Hampankatta. But apart from these shopping centers, there are numerous malls that have recently sprung up in Mangalore and these malls offer a very huge variety in the articles and the things that they sell. All the things and the articles available at these malls are always worth buying because of their look and also because of the quality that they possess. Some of the most famous malls of Mangalore have been detailed below:

Empire Mall in Mangalore

Empire Mall is the most well-liked shopping center of the city of Mangalore. This is a huge market that houses Nilgiris supermarket, Coffee Day, Pizza Corner and Dollar Store. Empire Mall is also comprised of a games floor for the kids and even for the grown-ups and Amoeba- bowling.

Bharath Mall in Mangalore

The Bharath Mall is another very famous mall located in Mangalore. This is also a very massive shopping mall that includes shops like Big Bazaar, Food bazaar, Planet M, Pizza Hut, Pantaloons, Coffee Day, Subway, Adidas, Reebok, Provogue, Planet Sports, Swarovski, Lewis and even Adlabs 3 screen Multiplex.

Bharat Mall
Bharat Mall is very popular shopping mall among the Mangaloreans

The City Center Mall in Mangalore

The City Center Mall is the second largest mall of Karnataka and the tenth largest mall of India. It is located at KS Road in Mangalore. The mall started its operation on 25th April 2010 and it provides facilities of entertainment, dining, shopping and even several types of leisure activities. The entire mall is air-conditioned and it is spread over an area of 5.4 lakh square feet consisting of 170 international and national tenants.

City Center
The City Center Mall is the second largest shopping mall in Karnataka

There are seven levels in the mall that provide space for retail shopping, five levels that provide space for parking 1000 two wheelers and 800 four wheelers. All the floors of the mall are very well connected with passenger lifts that are eight in number, 2 travelators, 5 lifts for freight and 27 escalators. Some of the most famous retail brands that are found available in the mall are Lifestyle, Mochi, Reliance Stores, Westside, Mom & Me, Planet Sports, Hidesign, Gili, Lush and The Body Shop. Cinepolis which the world’s fourth largest operator of multiplexes indulges in operating 5 screen multiplex at City Center Mall. There is also a very huge food court located just beside the multiplex. Auchan Hypermarket is also located within the City Center Mall and it has done a great job in rendering people the experience of world-class hypermarket at a very affordable price.

Other Shopping Malls in Mangalore

The other malls that are upcoming in Mangalore and are thought of doing good business in the city are Pio Mall, Excel Mall, Golden Harvest Mall, Mak-mall, Mischief Mega Mall, Times Square, Spectrum, Bharath Mall 2 and Mangalore Central Mall.

Like in the other cities of India such as Mumbai and Bangalore, there are huge crowds of people found in the malls of Mangalore too. Various retail shops located within the malls provide discounts during season sales and this is the time when people go utterly crazy in regard to shopping in the malls. There are even minuscule fashion stores in Mangalore such Saree House, Signature Shopping and Envy that provide good quality items to the people at an affordable price.

Supermarkets in Mangalore

Some of the best supermarkets in the city have been listed below:
  • Ganesh Bazaar at GHS Road
  • Janatha Bazaar at GHS Road
  • Big Bazaar & Food Bazaar at Bharath Mall
  • Nilgiri's at Empire Mall
  • Jimmy's Supermarket at Nathoor Tollgate and at Falnir
  • Move’n’Pick at Kankanady
  • Andy's Supermarket at Balmatta
  • Joofrie's at Saibeen Complex, Lalbagh
  • Aditya Birla's More For You at Kankanady, Barke, Chilimbi, Kadri, Bendorewell and Kodialbail.

Apart from the supermarkets that have been named above, there are some more supermarkets like Mark & Spencer’s, Spencer’s and Reliance Fresh that are being expected to soon spring up in Mangalore.

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