LuLu International Shopping Mall

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LuLu Mall
Lulu Mall Kochi.jpg
Location Edapally, Kochi, India
Coordinates 10°1′32″N 76°18′28″E / 10.02556°N 76.30778°E / 10.02556; 76.30778
Address Edapally, Kochi – 682024
Opening date 10 March 2013
Owner Lulu Group International
Architect W S Atkins
No. of stores and services 215[1]
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 1,700,000 square feet (160,000 m2)[2]
No. of floors 4
Website LuLuMall.in

LuLu Mall, in the city of Kochi, Kerala, is the largest shopping mall in India in terms of total area.[3][4][5] It is one of the most visited places in Kerala. Spanning 17 acres (6.9 ha) with a total built up area of 2.5 million square feet, 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][6][7][8][9] The estimated cost for this project is more than 16 billion or US$250 million.[10] The property is owned and managed by Lulu Group, 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,[11] Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The group's second and third giant malls are under construction in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.[12]

Location[edit]

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). This mall has become a retail hallmark of Kerala and leading tourist attraction.[citation needed]

Place in Record Books[edit]

Lulu Mall on October 27, 2016,created a Asia Book of Records [13] and India Book of Records [14] in a step to pledge solidarity to Indian Soldiers, Lulu Mall and the group employees lit 5509 Deepavali lamps (Earthern Lamp) in a min placed to deliver the message “Lulu salutes our soldiers” at the mall premises.

Features[edit]

Central atrium of LuLu Mall with translucent roof
Food court area of the mall
Amusement area in the mall

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.[6]

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