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Chennai offer a number of world class malls that are unique in their own right, from oldest in India to the most modern, the city has it all.

Shopping Malls

Chennai Shopping MallsChennai is a hustling bustling metropolitan city and is counted amongst the largest cites in India. Madras was an important trade center during the British rule and has been growing ever since. After the concepts of globalization and liberalization invaded the Indian markets, there has been a flood of international brands here. With this, the shopping mall culture is spreading at a speed not known before. Shopping Malls are mushrooming with the speed of fire and have completely changed the face of the city.

Whether you are with your family or friends, experience in shopping malls is about spending some quality time while you are shopping for articles that could range from apparels to ration. Malls in Chennai do not lag in providing the same experience and the experience is also unique when you see the locals, foreigners and tourist all having a fine time under the same roof. These malls provide a completely incomparable shopping experience.

The biggest benefit and luring part is that these malls offer a huge variety at attractive bargains. There are a number of malls in the different corners of the city, each of which has its own specialty. Besides, these malls believe in the mantra of providing the customers with everything under one roof. Preserved from the harsh weather, these malls provide a relaxing and comfortable shopping experience in a congenial environment. Some of the good malls of Madras are as follows.

The City Centre
This mall was built quite recently and has a sprawling shopping area of 1, 50,000 sq. ft. It has emerged to be one of the most promising entertainment destinations and has added a new dimension to the city's look. Located at the heart of the city, the mall is quite near to Marina beach, Kapaleeswarar temple and Santhome Basillica. So naturally the mall attracts a lot of tourists too.

Considerable number of outlets in the mall occupies lifestyle and landmark, housing top brands. The food court also offers some wide array of dishes and beverages that provide a refreshing break from the shopping binge. The mall with its elaborate architecture offers a flurry of outlets of top brands. For the movie lovers, the mall has INOX.

Spencer Plaza
It is situated on Mount Road in Anna Salai. This mall is the oldest in India and is one of the earliest modern landmarks in the Chennai. Originally built during the British Raj, the mall was rebuilt in 1985 on the same site where the original Spencer's departmental store once existed. When built, the mall was one of the biggest shopping malls in South Asia. Today, it has a 125,000 sq ft, fully air-conditioned area, housing more than 400 shops and is the preferred destination amongst kids and teenagers. Located at a nominal distance from the airport, it houses all the international leading brands. Now, shopping in the oldest mall of India should be something!

Gold Mall
Gold malls are the latest trend in the arena of shopping malls. These malls are different from the rest, in a way that they are dedicated entirely to gold. They are being opened with an aim to encourage customers to buy branded jewelry, dress jewelry as well as traditional gold. Now, you need not worry about the genuineness and quality of the gold that you would be buying in this mall as shop keepers maintain the highest value and meet the strangest of quality standards of these gold products.

Express Avenue
Express Avenue is Chennai's largest shopping mall that spans 900,000 sq ft. The huge mall houses the largest gaming arcade in South India. The mall has a slew of shopping, business and leisure outlets belonging to some of the most premium brands known.