M.G. Road has become the preferred choice of shopaholics in the city since almost all the main shops are located in this stretch.
Shopping in Trivandrum is a fun-filled experience and the city is a significant shopping hub for shopaholics. Below is a list of various shopping areas in and around Trivandrum.
Opened in 2011, Pothys in Trivandrum is one of the largest shopping centres in Trivandrum. It is a megastore with 6 floors of lifestyle collections and apparels for kids and adults. The lower ground provides fruits and vegetables, grocery, provisions while ground floor to forth floor contains dressing materials and apparels. The fifth floor contains fashion jewellery, cosmetics, electronics items, mobile phones, accessories, watches, luggage, footwear, crockery, gift articles.
Since Trivandrum doesn’t have an actual Mall, Pothys has solved the problem to an extent by providing mall like facilities. The building has an ample parking space with two underground cellars, so feel free to bring your car.
2. Saphalyam complex
It is one of the famous and oldest shopping centres in Trivandrum. Saphalyam complex has been here for around 20 years when shopping malls and shopping complexes was a new concept in the state. The complex was built by TRIDA. Located opposite to VJT Hall in Palayam, Saphalyam Complex is home to many shops and eateries. It is a favourite hangout place for the youth. Recently, as part of the road widening project, Saphalyam Complex has been revamped with an additional block.
There are book stores, textile shops, antique shops, fashion apparel stores, lifestyle stores, antique shops, electronic and mobile phone shops etc. Right next to Saphalyam complex is the historic Connemara Market which was established in 1857. The market also provides shops ranging from textiles to kitchen utensils.
3. Big Bazaar
Big Bazaar, the largest hypermarket chain in India has two outlets in Trivandrum- one at Overbridge Pazhavangadi and other at Kesavadasapuram. When it was first opened couple of years back it became an instant hit among Trivandrumites, now it has become one of the popular shopping destination in Trivandrum. It has almost all the items and all the brands that one need for households. It is constantly evolving to house more and more range of products. It houses groceries, vegetables, personal care items, textiles, electronics and mobile phones, fashion apparels, home decor items etc. The big bazaar also introduces attractive weekly or daily offers and discounts to its customers, so keep on the lookout to get those discounts.
4. Max Fashions
Largest value fashion retail chain in the Middle East has recently opened in Trivandrum. They have over 200 stores across 15 countries and 44 stores across India. Located at the QRS Mall in Pulimoodu, MG Road. Max caters to the mid market section of the population. At Max, shoppers can expect the latest in international fashion from around the globe and an excellent range to choose from. Max retails its own label clothing for men, women and children. Max offers apparels, cloths, bags and shoes for both kids and adult.
5. Mega Mart
Mega Mart is one of the largest value retail showrooms in India. Mega Mart provides an excellent shopping experience and offers well known international brands at fabulous discounted prices. The chain is spread over 60 cities with more than 160 stores across the country giving you a guarantee of mega brands and mega savings. First Mega Mart outlet was opened in Trivandrum on 2010.
Mega Mart outlets are located at Sasthamangalam, Kesavadasapuram and Pulimoodu. Mega Mart would be the finest shopping destination in Trivandrum city, which brings all range of branded wears like Lee,Wrangler,Singature,Colt, Newport, Ruggers and many more. They offer fashion ready mades, footwear, fashion accessories, bed and bath linen etc. They also have amazing seasonal offers such as buy 1 and get 2 offers.
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