If you want a one stop place for your every necessity be it retail therapy or soul-satisfying food, you should drive down to Sector 18, Noida, which is home to India’s largest shopping mall, ‘DLF Mall of India’. This destination mall is spread across 2 million sq. ft. and is a melting pot of luxury retail, casual & fine dining, cinema, international café, kids zone and entertainment section. It was originally conceptualised around Dubai’s Dubai Mall but due to delay in construction it moved ahead its inauguration schedule. DLF Mall of India is the best place to shop in Noida and has only enriched the city’s social attraction by its presence. Since its opening Noida has gained a lot of foot traffic besides its usual commercial and residential crowd. The mall has attracted the right kind of patronage due to its luxurious set up.
The mall remains open between 10 am to 10 pm every day, so schedule your visit around that time. To make your way a little easier the mall has thoughtfully divided 5 zones over seven floors. The lower ground floor is dedicated to hypermarket, home & lifestyle, electronics and services. The ground and first floor captures cafes, international fashion, footwear & accessories and beauty, while the second floor sticks to ethnic fashion, salon & spa, cafes and Indo-Western fashion. Third floor is a dining haven with an assortment of restaurants and pubs. For extended gastronomy go to the fourth floor where you can visit food court, restaurants, indoor entertainment and cinemas. Sector 18, Noida gets its own metro stop so hop on a metro or take a cab if you plan to exhaust your credit card.
Gastronomy of DLF Mall of India is varied and exhilarating. A foodie is spoilt for choices when faced with an extensive selection of cuisines on offer. You can have anything between Pan Asian, Italian, Casual Eclectic, North Indian, Parsi, Lebanese and American. All the brands are well-known and reputed for their upscale ambience. Give your feet a rest by choosing to go with something casual like PizzaExpress or Café Delhi Heights or Chi Asian Cookhouse. But if you want to splurge in luxury opt for, Mamagoto, SodaBottleOpenerWala and Made in Punjab. Drink till you drop at Zizo and Smaaash, where you will get a youthful fun-loving vibe. An assortment of café and bakeries provide that much needed sugar rush when needed. =