Delhi’s vibrant street shopping markets, state emporiums and high-end designer boutiques have lured people from all parts of the country. But, the sprawling shopping malls in Delhi during the last few decades, have shown a shift in the shopping scene in the city from these traditional retail destinations. From designer clothing to electronics to food to entertainment, these places have it all under one roof. So, whether you are looking for that perfect dress or that latest gadget.
1. Select City Walk Mall
Select City Walk Mall, Saket, South Delhi, Biggest Mall in Delhi
Fan of all things plush? Well, then you must visit the Select City Walk, a vibrant, upscale and the biggest shopping mall in the heart of South Delhi. The chic shopping centre is not just another mall where people come only to shop. It’s a place where people come to shop, celebrate, dine, meet, and make memories with their loved ones.
Spread over 6 lakh sq. ft. of retail space, the Select City Mall is a paradise for label lovers. The mall houses an extensive range of coveted international fashion brands such as Zara, H&M, Dior, Forever 21, and Chanel. And just in case you are one of those who enjoys food more than shopping, the mall has a plethora of restaurants serving lip-smacking delicacies. Besides these in-house restaurants, you will also find plenty of options at the food court. The mall has an outdoor section where several flea markets, fests, and music shows are organized, on a frequent basis.
- Location of Select City Walk Mall: Saket District centre, South Delhi
- Closest Metro Station from Select City Walk Mall: Malviya Nagar
- Timings of Select City Walk Mall: 10 am to 11 pm
2. DLF Promenade Mall
DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj, South Delhi
DLF is one of the companies that redefined shopping in the country. Besides Delhi, the company also boasts a portfolio of several luxuries
Gurgaon, and Chandigarh. Located in the centre of one of the poshest areas in Delhi – Vasant Kunj, the DLF Promenade is yet another upmarket shopping mall in Delhi for the trend-conscious. Besides the popular names in the fashion retail industry such as Zara, Sephora, and Marks & Spencers, the mall also houses various high-end luxury brands such as Chanel Beauty, BCBGeneration, Juicy Couture and Hunkemoller.
In addition to being a fashion-forward mall in Delhi, the DLF Promenade is home to various iconic food chains like Nandos, TGIF, The Big Chill and Smoke House Deli where you can satiate your hunger pangs. If you are a movie lover, there is the 7-screen PVR ICON Cinemas with a total seating capacity of 1140. For those who are visiting the mall with kids, there’s Kiddyland, an outdoor play area to keep the little ones occupied. Lastly, there’s an open-air lifestyle space called ‘The Hub’ where one can relax in the company of their friends or family.
- Location of DLF Promenade Mall: Vasant Kunj, South Delhi
- Closest Metro Station from DLF Promenade Mall: Vasant Vihar
- Timings of DLF Promenade Mall: 11 am to 11 pm
3. DLF Emporio Mall
DLF Emporio Mall, Vasant Kunj, South Delhi
Known to be one of the most expensive malls in the country, the DLF Emporio is a name synonymous with luxury. The four-storeyed mall with a total retail area of 320,000 sq. ft. offers a unique shopping experience for those who understand the nuances of luxury. There are around 130 brands including 50 international brands like Dior, Kenneth Cole, Burberry, DKNY, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Hugo Boss, Bottega Veneta, and Versace, to name a few. Besides these, this mall also houses various Indian designers such as Ritu Kumar, Tarun Tahiliani, Nikhil, and Shantanu.
Once you are done shopping, you can laze in the comfort of Cafe E as you savour a cup of freshly brewed espresso with delectable crepes or your favourite sandwich. For tea lovers, Cha Shi, an oriental cafe that serves healthy oriental teas is a good option. And in case you want to dine in an atmosphere of extraordinary sophistication, Set’Z, the famous fine dining restaurant that showcases seven different kitchens, is where you need to be.
- Location of DLF Emporio Mall: Vasant Kunj, South Delhi
- Closest Metro Station from DLF Emporio Mall: Vasant Vihar
- Timings of DLF Emporio Mall: 11 am to 9 pm
4. Ansal Plaza Mall
Ansal Plaza Mall, South Ext., South Delhi (source)
Situated in Andrews Ganj at Khel Gaon Marg, when Ansal Plaza first opened to the public on 1st November 1999, it was the only major shopping mall in Delhi. Today, despite the opening of several swanky malls in Delhi, Ansal Plaza still draws a lot of crowds. The place may not have fancy brands and movie theatres, but it is a favourite hangout spot for college-goers. One of the reasons for the same is the presence of several colleges in that area, such as the Kamla Nehru Girls College and Gargi College.
There’s an amphitheatre at the centre of the mall, where several events are organized on a frequent basis. It’s also a great place to spend the evenings gazing at the sky. The mall got a makeover a few years back and it now houses some of the most beautiful rooftop restaurants in the city including Triple8, Taksim, Sky High, and Orza. Decathlon is one of the most-visited outlets in the mall. It also houses various major retail brands such as Archies, Color Plus, Lacoste, Samsung, Shoppers Stop and Meena Bazar.
- Location of Ansal Plaza Mall: Andrews Ganj, Khel Gaon Marg, South Delhi
- Closest Metro Station from Ansal Plaza Mall: South Extension
- Opening hours of Ansal Plaza Mall:
11 am to 11 pm (Mon-Fri)
11 am to 12 am (Sat-Sun)
5. Ambience Mall
Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, South Delhi, Best Mall in Delhi (source)
Ambience Mall is one of the most popular shopping malls in Gurgaon. But, here we are talking about the one in Delhi. Located right next to DLF Promenade and DLF Emporio, the Ambience Mall is a well-planned & best mall in Delhi for shopping that houses both high-end as well as small brands. The mall is replete with several not-so-expensive retail outlets such as Biba, Big Bazar, Bata, Reliance Digital, And, Lifestyle, Global Desi, Home Centre and many more.
There is a play zone, in the mall, by the name ‘Fun City’ that has games and rides for children. So while you indulge in some serious shopping, you can keep your kids occupied there. Once you are done shopping, you can satisfy your hunger pangs at the food court located on the third plan. Here you shall find all the major outlets such as Burger King, KFC, McDonald’s, Subway and many more. Some of the famous restaurants at Ambience Mall are Kylin Skybar, Chili and Punjabi By Nature. Also, if you are looking to wine and dine while you watch your favourite flick, you can do so at the PVR Director’s Cut on the third floor.
- Location of Ambience Mall: Vasant Kunj, South Delhi
- Closest Metro Station from Ambience Mall: Vasant Vihar
- Opening hours of Ambience Mall: 10 am to 10 pm
6. DLF Place Mall
DLF Place Mall, Saket, South Delhi
If you are fond of attending unique events, you will love the DLF Place Mall. From music festivals to pet shows to meme fests, the DLF Place hosts several events and fests all throughout the year. No wonder it’s one of the most popular hangouts in South Delhi. Besides, this mall is replete with premium brands such as Vero Moda, United Colors of Benetton, Jack n Jones, Reebok, Nike, Puma, Satyapaul, and Marks & Spencer’s.
If you are exhausted shopping and want to give yourself a quick break head straight to the Eat-Food lounge that houses several quick bite outlets such as Roll’s Kings, Dominos, Wow Momos, Biryani Blues, Emoi, Oh So Stoned, King Kulfi, Sagar Ratna and Nirulas. And that’s not all, the DLF Place is home to one of the world’s most famous chains of theme restaurants, The Hard Rock Cafe. And just in case you haven’t been here, let us tell you that DLF Place Mall is a haven for people who love good food, music, and drinks.
- Location of DLF Place Mall: Press Enclave Marg, Saket District Center, New Delhi
- Closest Metro Station from DLF Place Mall: Malviya Nagar
- Opening hours of DLF Place Mall: 11 am to 11 pm
Malls in West Delhi
7. Pacific Mall
Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden, West Delhi
Its convenient location and excellent connectivity, both by public and private transport, make Pacific Mall, Delhi a popular shopping destination in the city. The mall has more than 130 outlets of Indian and international labels. Some of the prominent brands housed in the mall are – Tommy Hilfiger, Promod, ONLY, Mango, UCB, Calvin Klein, Vero Moda, Jack & Jones, and French Connection. Off late, flea markets are also getting set up in the mall premises. The best part is that these markets are getting a good response from shoppers.
There’s an outdoor entertainment zone with games and rides for kids, and a PVR for the movie buffs. If you are a foodie, there many restaurants with Hinglish-Cafe Beach Car and Castle’s Barbecue being the most-loved ones. The mall has ample parking space, and the authority has recently made parking free of cost for visitors. So, expect a heavy rush throughout the week.
- Location of Pacific Mall: Tagore Garden, West Delhi
- Closest Metro Station from Pacific Mall: Tagore Garden
- Opening hours of Pacific Mall: 11 am to 10 pm