Lulu International Shopping Mall

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LuLu International Shopping Mall
Lulu Mall Kochi.jpg
LocationEdapally, Kochi
Coordinates10°1′32″N 76°18′28″E / 10.02556°N 76.30778°E / 10.02556; 76.30778
Address34/1000, NH 47, Edapally,
Kochi - 682 024
Opening date10 March 2013
OwnerLulu Group International
ArchitectW S Atkins
No. of stores and services215 (in 2013)[1]
No. of anchor tenants5
Total retail floor area2,500,000 square feet (230,000 m2)[2] (Total built up area)
No. of floors4
Websitewww.lulumall.in

LuLu International Shopping Mall is a shopping mall located in Kochi, Kerala. It is the largest shopping mall in India in terms of total area.[3][4][5] With an average daily footfall of more than 80,000, it is one of the most visited places in Kerala.[6] Spanning 17 acres (6.9 ha) with a total built up area of more than 2.5 million square feet,[7][8] the mall has a total retail space of 1.7 million square feet. The mall was opened on March 2013. It contains more than 215 outlets, including food courts, restaurants, family entertainment zones, a multiplex, ice skating rink and bowling alley.[1][9][10][11][12] The estimated cost for this project is more than 16 billion or US$250 million.[13] The property is owned and managed by Yusuff Ali M.A. Chairman and Managing Director of Lulu Group International, which has extensive business in retail, hospitality, real estate etc. LuLu Mall in Kochi was their maiden retail venture in India. The group has planned to construct malls in Thiruvananthapuram, Lucknow,[14] Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad

Location[edit]

Central atrium of LuLu Mall with translucent roof
Food court area of the mall
Amusement area in the mall
Skywalk entrance to the mall from Edapally metro station

LuLu Mall is at Edappally Junction, in the city of Kochi, at the junction of two national highways, NH 544 (previously known as NH 47) and NH 66 (previously known as NH 17).

Place in Record Books[edit]

On 27 October 2016, created a record in Asia Book of Records[15] and India Book of Records [16]by lighting 5509 earthern oil lamps (diyas) in the mall premises as a step to pledge solidarity to Indian soldiers.

Features[edit]

Facilities[edit]

Anchor stores & Mini departmental stores[edit]

  • LuLu Hypermarket, on the ground floor is the largest hypermarket in India, covering an area of 2 lakh sq. ft.
  • The other anchor stores include Lulu Fashion Store, Lulu Connect, Lulu Celebrate, PVR Cinemas and Sparkys.
  • The mini departmental stores at the mall include Westside and Marks & Spencer.

Multiplex[edit]

  • The mall features a 71,000 square feet (6,600 m2), 9 screen PVR Cinemas multiplex on the second floor, with exclusive entry elevators from outside.

Leisure zone[edit]

  • The third floor has a leisure zone which includes an indoor climbing wall, ice skating rink, 5D Cinema, arcade gaming zone, rides, party hall and a 12 lane bowling alley.

Five-Star Hotel[edit]

Adjacent to the shopping mall is a Marriott Hotel.The hotel stands at a height of 84 meters and has a Helipad.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The highway to shopping". The New Indian Express. 11 March 2013.
  2. ^ https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/slideshows/infrastructure/indias-largest-mall-in-kochi-lulu-mall/lulu-mall-kochi/slideshow/18923992.cms
  3. ^ "LuLu Group: Going places". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Bharat Bandh incurs Rs 1,500 cr loss to Kerala". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Fresh ides needed for startups to navigate Bharat". The Economic Times. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Lulu Group to build Rs 2,000 crore convention centre, hotel, mall in Visakhapatnam". The Economic Times. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Emke Group builds big Lulu mall in Kerala". Gulf News. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Business Sectors - Retail". LuLu Group International. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Mega-size mall to be open in Kochi on March 10". Times of India. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Skate on Ice this summer". Deccan Chronicle. 29 April 2013.
  11. ^ "PVR cinemas in Kochi". 23 Dec 2013.
  12. ^ "Lulu Mall to be opened tomorrow". The New Indian Express. 9 March 2013.
  13. ^ "Go shop-hopping in Lulu". New Indian Express. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  14. ^ IANS (6 January 2016). "Realty: LuLu group plans to invest Rs 1,000 crore in Lucknow". The Economic Times. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Most Diyas Lit Together". Asia Book of Records. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Most Diyas Lit Together". India Book of Records. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  17. ^ "PVR to invest Rs 100 cr in Kerala". Times of India. 27 April 2013.

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