This one is the huge one the entire City Centre, covering an area of
one lakh square ft. However the City Centre Mall inside the City Centre
covers an area of six acres. There are three levels in the City Centre Mall,
plus a center hall and an Entertainment Arena. Located in one of the most
posh areas of Kolkatta The Salt Lake City, it attracts a lot of
people from outside and inside.
This Multi Utility Facility Centre was developed by Bengal Ambuja
Metropolitan Development Authority and the Bengal Govt. It was designed by
Charles Corea. This Centre which involves shopping complexes, food courts,
entertainment area, offices, entertainment areas and a free half a million
square feet area lushed with greenery.
» Location - DC Block Sector-1; Salt Lake City, Kolkatta, West
» Accessibility- Cabs, Own Vehicle ( Trams and Metro doesn't
work in this area)
»Parking Lot - Underground Parking and a lot of Space Area
» Visit Timings - 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m
»Speciality - INOX Multi Screen Theater
The design of the City Centre Mall has a uniqueness, with the Centre
Kund or Circle being the College Goers Hub called the Adda; it very true
to the culture of Kolkatta. One can see people sitting here, sipping
coffee or tea, around this circle.
There is the Kolkatta Store with the Horse Driven tram car, dating back
to 1880. The Kolkatta Store in the City center represents the Kolkatta
memorabilia. There on the right hand corner is the Akriti. Akriti is a
shop where you can find pieces made by children from jute, fiber, paper
and horns. Its a NGO Venture opened to help people. If you are a
craftsman or an artist, you can show your art here. Another addition to
the City Centre is the Royal Bengal Room A banquet Hall were you
can arrange weddings and throw parties. Exhibitions, Musical
performances, Product launches and other such events keep this place
throbbing with life throughout the year.
The City Centre has ( Block A) Departmental Store, branded product
stores, coffee shops and restaurants in the Ground, First and Second
Floor. Some of the big names like Shoppers Stop, The Tea Junction,
Kookie Jar, Saakshi, Orkos, Time Zone, Dare to Wear , MP 3 run here. The
third level of the center has the Food Courts only. It has a seating
capacity of 500 diners at any point of time.
The Plaza (Blocks B, C, D, E) in the City Centre has independent stores
on the ground and first floor. This part of the City Centre is directly
linked with pedestrian plaza and other connecting bridges. In addition
to all these there is the Inox Four Screen Multiplex with independent
snacks and beverage outlets. It has a seating capacity of 1000 people.
Lastly, it has a Fountain Plaza a water body around which there
are a number of shops to shop from.
Around City Centre Mall
»Shreeram Arcade : Its located just opposite the New Empire
Cinema Complex. This four storied, fully air conditioned market has 300
shops with International and designer names under its roof. Its one of
the oldest and the favorite Shopping Malls of Calcutta- lites.
»Metro Plaza : Situated in the centre of the Calcutta City,
it has around 250 shops related to clothes, designer clothes, apparels
and so on. The Greenery and the fountains of this fully air conditioned
mall is one of the major attractions here.
» Treasure Island : Anything Imported can be found here
perfumes, garments, apparels, designer wears, footwear's, leather,
children items, cosmetics... . Exception are the building of the Complex
and Food which are truly Indian.
- Anything Imported can be found here , in the
City Centre Mall perfumes, garments, apparels, designer wears,
footwear's, leather, children items, cosmetics... . Exception are
the building of the Complex and Food which are truly Indian.
- Being the Biggest Shopping Mall of Calcutta, it
entertains all sorts of goodies required in daily life copuled with
- Shantiniketan, Rabindra Badi, The Planetarium,
Birla Temple, St, Cathedral Church, Victoria Memorial, Nicco Park,
Dakhineshwar Temple, Kali Ghat, Eden Gardens, Mother Teresa's Home,
Indian Botanical Gardens, Fort Williams and Maidan are some of the
most popular tourist destinations of Kolkatta City.
- Some of the Favourite Bengali Dishes are : Pata
Paturi, Ilyash Mach Bajha and Ilish Maach Bhaape, Daab Chingri,
Chingri Macher and Malai Curry. Bengal is famous for its sweets
some of the favourite ones are Malpua, Pulir Pithe, Rosogolla,
Sandesh, Payesh, Rabri and Mishti Doi.
- The best time to visit Calcutta is the winter
season that is November to February End. Calcutta is a
Metro-politan City, it has everything in its store; so there is no
need to carry anything extra.