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Shopping Malls in Chennai

Chennai is one of the most popular shopping destinations in South India. The city has a large number of modern shopping malls for shopping lovers. Each year, these shopping malls attract a large number of visitors from all parts of the state. We have compiled a list of the top 5 best and largest shopping malls in Chennai.

Phoenix Market City

Phoenix Market City shopping mall, situated at Velachery Main Road is the largest shopping mall in Chennai with nearly 10,00,000 sq ft retail floor area. It is also considered as one of the best shopping destinations in Chennai. There are several National and International brands available in the mall and it is a big hangout for the entire family catering to all their needs – watching movies, shopping, food court serving several types of cuisines, fun zone for children etc.

Express Avenue

Express Avenue is considered as one of the largest shopping malls in Chennai with a retail floor area of 9,00,000 sq ft.It is the home to the largest gaming arcade in South India. This mall has a large number of shopping related stores in various categories such as Footwear, Automobiles, Fitness, Handicrafts, Saloon & Spa, Watches, Health & Beauty, Kids & Mother Care, and much more. The mall is situated at the Whites Road, Royapettah in Chennai.

Spencer Plaza

Spencer Plaza, located on Anna Salai in the heart of Chennai is the oldest shopping mall in India. Originally built during British Raj in 1863 as Spencer’s Department Store, it was reconstructed in 1985 after a major fire accident in 1983 and renamed as Spencer Plaza. It was the most beloved hangout spots for Chennai’s young and old, and formed the entry point of discussion on the advent of “western culture” in the city.

Chennai Citi Centre

Chennai Citi Centre is one of the most expensive shopping malls in India. It is located in Mylapore, Chennai which is close to the famous Marina Beach. It was opened on March 3, 2006. The mall has a large number of luxury brands such as Arabian Hut, Combo Express, Bread House, Planet Fashion, KFC, Dude Thamiza, and more. Roof top dining attracts huge footfalls during weekends in the evening. It has a Fun City which is an activity center for kids.

Vijaya Forum Mall

Earlier called Forum Vijaya Mall, developed by Prestige Group, it has now been acquired by Blackstone Group and rechristened ad Nexus Vijaya Mall. This mall located in Vadapalani, Chennai has approximately 6,50,000 square feet of retail space. More than 100 shops occupy its four floors. This mall distinguishes itself by being more local by housing Chennai-based brands.It is also home to SPI Cinema's Palazzo multiplex and an IMAX screen as well.