Shopping Malls in Ernakulam (Kochi)

Kochi has a few malls that are worth visiting, not just for shopping but for hanging out with friends and family. Read more about the best shopping malls in Ernakulam - Kochi area.

Shopping malls are not just for shopping. A lot of people including me visit the malls for entertainment, food and of course shopping as well.

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Kochi has a few interesting shopping malls that are worth the visit. All of the shopping malls mentioned here include a lot of fashion stores, electronic stores, movie theaters and food courts. Our kids enjoy visiting the malls and love spending the time in the play area while parents do the shopping.

Check out the list of shopping malls in Ernakulam:

Oberon mall

This was the first lifestyle mall in Kerala, located in Edapally, Kochi. It was started in the year 2009 by the Oberon group of companies. It started functioning bringing all the facilities under one roof. It is a very good place to do a good shopping. Electronic items, fashion accessories, Clothing etc are available there and all big brands have their presence in Oberon mall. Also ATM counters, a large dining area and food court , entertainment like gaming and movie shows are also there.

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm on all days.

Lulu International shopping mall

This is now the busiest and biggest shopping mall in Kochi. This is located in Edapally junction, Kochi.

LuLu has set everything in its own unique style and has a unique way of approach. The mall is more lively than any other malls in the city. Its hypermarket, fashion store and LuLu connect with all electronics items are fabulous. Lulu owns South India's Biggest Ice Skating rink. It has a big food court which can accommodate up to 2,500 people and has a lot of parking space which can accommodate 3500 vehicles at a time. The mall has a nine screen multiplex operated by PVR.

I, along with my family, visit this place often for shopping.

Timings : 10 am to 11pm on all days.

Gold Souk Grande

This was the biggest mall in Kerala until Lulu International Shopping mall was launched. This is located in one of the busiest junction in Kochi, Vytilla.

Timings : 9 am to 1 am on all days

Abad Nucleus mall

This mall is located in Maradu near Thripunithura. Like every other malls, here also we could see the hypermarket, entertainment zone including movies operated by PAN cinemas which was started very recently. It is said to be the first green mall of the state due to its low energy consumption.

Timings : Open on all days from 11 am to 9 pm.

Bay Pride Mall

This is located near the walkway Marine drive in Kochi and was started in the year 2010. Unlike the other malls in the city, the Bay Pride mall is very calm since there is not much rush. Here local brands as well as international branded products are available. The view of the Vembanad lake as well as the Arabian Sea adds to its beauty.

Timings :Open on all days.

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Center Square Mall

Center Square mall is located in MG Road. This is a great place for shopping, dining and entertainment. What made me feel Center Square different is that a wide range of hi-fashion accessories are available here for men and women.

Timings :Open on all days from 10am to 11pm.

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Guest Author: Raj Chengappa28 Jun 2016

For a small city, Cochin seems to have too many malls and urban areas. The CBD/Central Business District is awesome to browse through including MG rd, broadway and all. However, no match for Banglore or Mumbai, I must say. Recently learned suburban cities around Kochi are also getting malls. Like in Muvattupuzha, Kodungallur, Kottayam Will the Cochin city expands to cover this region to be the next biggest city in the western coast after Mumbai?

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