If shopping is on your mind then Rajkot is the place to be. The city is famous for its traditional Bandhani sarees, embellishing mirror and bead work, patch work, silk embroidery, jewellery market and watch parts. An important centre for zardosi embroidery and pearl fishing, the artwork of Rajkot includes hand printed cloth and intricate patterns of gold and silver jewellery along with their engravings. In addition to this, there are many small scale manufacturing industries in the city. Rajkot also excels in the field of furniture, especially Minakari furniture which includes Indian style sofa sets, low slung chairs, centre tables and settees. The city offers visitors a chance to buy Gujarati handlooms and handicrafts that are famous all over the world.
Malls in Rajkot
Like any ameliorating urban city, Rajkot has its fair share of malls that bring a wide array of products and services to its citizens under the convenience of one roof.
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Crystal Mall is a large shopping complex located on main Kalawad Road in the western part of the city. The largest mall currently established in Rajkot, Crystal Mall first opened to the public on September 28, 2009 and has been a booming success ever since. With magnificent interiors coupled with a large atrium enhancing its ambience, the mall is marked by extensive landscaping and distinct entrances and exits.
This establishment is spread out over 5.7 acres and encompasses over 52 stores, arranged along five levels along with a three screen Multiplex on the second and third floor. A few of the prominent anchor stores located here are D Mart, Wellocity Gym, Reliance Footprint, Croma and Globus, to name a few. Additionally, it houses Bellezza Unisex Salon, Anshu's Designers Studio, Blue Buddha, Reebok and Lotto.
In addition to providing a myriad of shopping options, this mall also has a well-established food court. Restaurants like Cafe Coffee Day, Dosa Plaza, Pizza & Co., Masala Country and many more provide a wide range of cuisines and dishes, ensuring that there is something there that caters to everyones tastebuds.
Address: Opposite Rani Tower,
Rajkot, Gujarat - 360005.
Phone no.: 0281-2562319
Timings: 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM
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Iscon Mall is unique one stop destination for shopping, dining, electronics and home appliances, and is hailed as being the first prominent mall of Saurashtra & Kutch. Spread over 1,60,000 sq. ft. of retail space, the mall offers 220 cars and 225 two wheelers parking space for the convenience of its patrons. Big Bazaar and Pantaloons are two popular anchor stores here. With four levels of amazing shopping ideas, Iscon Mall is a must-visit.
Address: 150 Feet Ring Road, Opposite Imperial Heights,
Near Big Bazaar, Rajkot, Gujarat - 360005.
Phone no.: +91-9099065147
Grand Central Mall
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Grand Central Mall is prominently on 150 ft. Main Ring Road, near Nana Mauva Chowk. With a central atrium, rich infrastructure and posh interiors, the mall will ensure the finest shopping experience for the people of Rajkot city. Hailed as a modern retail establishment that is fully equipped, spread over 165,082 sq. feet of space, the building is arranged over one basement, ground and three upper floors with 125 car parking spaces.
Grand Central Mall is occupied by reputed national level retail players like Westside, Cinemax Multiplex, Indulge Food Court, Giggles Gaming Zone, United Colors of Benetton, Bata, Arrow, Loot Mart, Spykar, Levi's, Lee,Wrangler, Biba, Maahi, Pepe, GKB optical, Puma, Gini & Jony, Siyaram, Belmonte, Cantabill, Fantacy Furniture and Moksha Theme Restaurant amongst others.
Address: Mowdi Main Road,
Phone no.: +91-304485-4464
Shopping Markets in Rajkot
Travelers looking for conventional
style of shopping in Rajkot must visit the traditional markets in city.
There are few age old markets that exist in this city for ardent
shoppers. Stores found in these locations offer various traditional and
cultural stuff of this region along with fashion accessories and
garments. It is magnificent way of exploring the heritage markets in
Rajkot along the labyrinthine lanes. Flawless and beautiful utilities
are showcased at every store to allure people around market.