6 Best Shopping Malls in Chennai

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Chennai is located in South India and it is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. There are many Shopping Malls in Chennai and It is one of the most populous cities in India.

The local language spoken in Chennai is Tamil. It is one of the most visited cities by foreigners. The City has a lot of places to visit and in this blog, we have listed out some of the Best Shopping Malls in Chennai.

Express Avenue


Express Avenue mall Chennai


Express Avenue is one of the Biggest Shopping Malls in Chennai. It is around 15 km from Chennai International Airport.

The total area of this mall is 1,750,000 sq. feet and the retail space is around 900,000 sq. feet. There is a Corporate office building, a hotel, and four floors of retail space. It can easily accommodate 1500 vehicle parking.

The shopping experience at Express Avenue is no less than some of the biggest Shopping Malls in India as you will find all the major apparel brands including Marks & Spencer, Arrow, Celio, LP, U.S. Polo Assn, Under Armour, Van Heusen, Splash, AND, Super Dry and many more.

Apart from apparels, you can explore Accessories, Eyewear, Electronics, Home Appliance, Gift shops, Home & Styling, Health & Fitness, Travel Gear, Watches, Saloon & Spa, and a lot more.

It also has one of the best Gaming zones and also a kids’ play zone. If you are looking for more entertainment, this mall also has Escape Cinemas to enjoy your favorite Movie.

Mall Timings: Weekdays: 10:30 a.m. – 9.30 p.m.

Weekends: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/nwZY1HTvdW2BeA5t6


Phoenix Market City


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It is the biggest Shopping Mall in Chennai in terms of retail space which is around 1,000,000 sq. ft. It is located in Velachery main road and it is just about 10 km away from Chennai International Airport.

Phoenix Market City is an attractive destination for shopaholics and it has a lot to offer. Many people have rated PMC as one of the best shopping malls at Chennai.

From Dining to the cinema to the kid’s play area, this luxurious Mall has it all and you could easily spend an entire day in this Mall.

If you wish to have the best shopping experience, you will not be disappointed as all the great brands like Aldo, Allen Solly, Bobbi Brown, Bose, Calvin Klein, Clarks, Crocs, DA Milano, De Moza, Diesel and tons of more stores from various departments are available.

Mall Timings: Mon – Fri : 11:00 a.m. – 11.30 p.m.

Sat – Sun : 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/FHpAvPPGuRFYq8vu9


VR Chennai


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VR Chennai is located in Anna Nagar west and it is undoubtedly a shoppers paradise. It has a retail floor of 1,000,000 sq. ft. It is one of the most beautiful malls in the city especially if you are visiting at night time, the exterior multi-color facade design will certainly attract you.

This mall is 15 km away from Chennai International Airport and it is one of the newest Shopping Malls in Chennai which was opened in June 2018.

It has 240 retails stores which include the latest and greatest brands like Esprit, GAP, Dyson, Nykaa, American Eagle, Hush Puppies, Puma, RADO, Mango, Toni & Guy, and the list goes on.

This mall has a nice dining area with outlets like House of Candy, Kobe Sizzlers, Madras Coffee House, Krispy Kreme, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Subway, and many more to choose from.

If you are looking for some entertainment, you can look out for Fun City or Adventure VR sports and of course, PVR Cinemas is available in this Mall.

Location: https://g.page/vrchennai?share


Forum Vijaya Mall


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Forum Vijaya Mall is located in Vadapalani, Arcot Road was developed by Prestige Group and it has around 100 outlets within the retail space of 650,000 sq. ft. It is one of the Best Shopping Malls in Chennai and the distance from Chennai International Airport is around 11 km which you can reach hardly in 20 to 25 minutes.

In this Mall, you will have a great experience in the food court which is named Via South which blends the local South Indian taste in most of the food. You will find brands like Junior Kuppanna, Burger King, Arabian Hut, Pandikadai, Tibbs Frankie, Sandwich Square, Salt Restaurant, Dosa & Co., and a lot of other brands to enjoy various type of meals.

Forum Vijaya Mall has four floors which are categorized into different departments so that you can easily access the store you are looking for.

All the major brands like Mothercare, Basics, Ruosh, Soch, Wildcraft, Melange, Hidesign, and many other known brands are available.

It is also a good spot for your kids where you can find Fun City, Kiddie Rides, and VR Games. This is one of the few Shopping Malls in Chennai which has an IMAX screen and it also houses SPI Cinemas.

Mall Timings: Mon – Fri : 10:00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.

Sat – Sun : 10:00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Qce99Bgk9mRT28FD7


Spencer Plaza


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Spencer Plaza is a well-known landmark in Chennai city. It is located in Anna Salai and known to be one of the oldest and Biggest Shopping Malls in India with a retail space of 530,000 sq. ft.

This Plaza has Eight floors in which the bottom 4 floors have been allocated for shopping units and the top floors are allotted for offices. There is a sufficient amount of parking space including the basement and ground floor.

Spencer Plaza is an exciting place to shop for jewelry, cameras, Handbags, Electronics, Home appliances, accessories, Laptops, Mobiles, and a variety of other items.

Some of the brands in this plaza are Swatch, Nike, a big Westside showroom, Adidas, Pantaloons, Levi’s and many more popular brands are available to explore.  This mall is around 15 km away from Chennai International Airport which will take 25-30 minutes to reach by cab.

Mall Timings: Mon – Fri : 10:00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.

Sat – Sun : 10:00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.

Location: https://g.page/spencer-plaza?share


Ampa Skywalk


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Ampa Skywalk is one of the famous places to shop in Chennai. It is located in Aminjikarai and the Chennai International Airport is 14 km distant which will take you about 25-30 minutes to reach by cab.

This Mall has 3 floors of retail space which is around 315,000 sq. ft.

If you are planning to visit Ampa Skywalk, you will have a great time and easily spend a valuable part of your day here. Be it Shopping major apparel brands or food court, Cinema or Game zone, this Mall has got them all under one roof.

Some of the brands that you will find here are Derby, The Body Shop, Funskool, Health & Glow, Landmark, max, Mochi, Samsonite, Thai Sabai Spa, Zimson watch store and a lot of other famous brands are available to explore.

The food court is on the third floor which can easily accommodate around 650 people and it has outlets like Barbeque Nation, Marrybrown, Madras Coffee House, Pizza hut, Domino’s Pizza, Milky way to name a few. It also has Game N More for kids on the same floor.

Mall Timings: Mon – Fri : 11:00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.

Sat – Sun : 11:00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/UephtKjsbHhjaNXKA


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