Gurgaon is one of the four main satellite cities in India. Its name came from Guru Dronacharya. The place is just 10 kms away from Indira Gandhi International Airport. The city became one of the most progressive areas in the region because of the large number of shopping malls that attract "shopaholics" from all walks of life.
Below are popular shopping malls and destinations around Guragaon:
DLF Grand Mall
DLF Grand mall is the newest mall administrated by the DLF Group of Builders. The mall showcases great commercial architectures designed by Hafeez Contractors. A stunning glass frontage and superior design and planning is designed by Hafeez Contractors themselves.
DLF has 3 levels and 32 stores, having a huge bookstore called the Landmark. This bookstore has a wide array of books and stationseries. Other well known stores are the Diwan Sahib and Westside. Cinemas are not available in this mall but they have two storeys of computerized and very accessible parking facility. The store opens at 10 am to 12 pm seven days a week.
DLF Mega Mall
DLF Mega Mall was built by the DLF Group, the leading builders of India. It was made in behalf of the residents of DLF Phase I, IV and V and Sector 54, 57 and other apartments nearby. The mall has 110 stores catering for women to men's fashion, shoes and even diverse stores of popular international brands. One major attraction is the DT Food Court that provides live music and serves 16 different international cuisines. The mall has fire exits with a good number of lifts.
DT City Center
DT City Center opened in the latter part of 2001, providing a taste of American culture. This four-levered mall has 127 stores and a multiplex cinema with 4 screens. They feature both English and Hindu movies. Other main attractions are Pizza hut, Maspar, Ruby Tuesday and Mehrasons Jewelers and a Lifestyle Store that sells a variety of branded products for all ages.
MGF Metropolitan is one of the largest malls built by MGF Builders. It has 150 stores in its 250,000 square feet area. The main attractions here are the PVR Cineplex having 9 screens, the OM Book Shop, McDonald's, Shoppers Stop and the 3rd floor food court. Parking in a three-leased area area is not a problem. The mall managers advanced cross-road traffics for customers, especially on important occasions like Christmas.
MGF Plaza is a specialty mall that exhibits high end furniture, electronics, home interiors and materials. It has 41 stores having a good numbers of escalators. Popular stores include the Lifestyle Home Center, Sony, Reiz, Samsung, LG, AKAI, IFB and the like. Restaurants on the top floor include K2 Korean, OZ Italian Food and Khaaja Chowk (serving Indian Food).
MGF Mega City
MGF Mega City is the youngest of all halls in Gurgaon having 19 stores inside. The two famous brands that started its operation are Spencers Hype and CTC Plaza. It has a central space that has a fully operational Food Factory. This mall is quite smaller as compared to the MGF Metropolitan Mall. Mall hours are from 10 am to 10 pm seven days a week.
Sahara Mall is a 3.89 acre building that was launched last March 2001. It has 80 stores that have a two level basement parking. The mall is famous for its Big Bazaar Supermarket and Haldrin food joint. They also have pubs and restaurants at the top floor such as the popular Haldiram's Family Restaurant.
Galaxy mall is located at the National Highway having 12 stores. It is not just a shopping mall but a hotel and spa as well. Major attractions are the Chinese restaurant called The Monk and The Axis.
Gurgaon became a popular mall area, catering to the purchasing power of its people. This city has made a big mark in the economy. It is even considered as one of the progressive places in India.