Navi Mumbai was developed in 1972 as a new urban township of Mumbai, and is the largest planned township in the world. Formed in the recent past, Navi Mumbai is a young and vibrant city, which has a population of almost a million.
An effective Mass Transport System links Navi Mumbai to the important parts Mumbai. It is also taken care that all these residential areas do not fall short of the necessary social amenities like health, education, community services etc.
Keeping all this in mind, Navi Mumbai has a few good malls as well. Here’ a list of some of the best malls of Navi Mumbai.
Developed by Raghuleela Properties Pvt. Ltd, Raghuleela Mall is a 4-storeyed air-conditioned mall covering an area of approximately 375,000 sq ft on each floor with lifts, escalators and central staircase atrium to connect all the four levels. Its right opposite Vashi railway station. Raghuleela hosts many mega events at regular intervals. These events include Various Competitions, Promotional Extravagance, Musical Shows, Creative Workshops, Best Consumer Competitions, Children s Workshops and Competitions, Festive Competitions like Diwali Dhamaka, Rangoli Competition, New Year Celebrations with Live Concerts, DJ Dhamakas, Dance Competitions and Food Carnivals to name a few. Some contests are specially customized for children, men, women and families.
Inorbit mall is a subsidiary of the K. Raheja Corporation. It was launched in October 2008. Inorbit Vashi is credited with changing the face of the area. The mall is known as a one stop destination for shoppers in Navi Mumbai. The mall frequently hosts music events called Live @ Inorbit and has hosted bands such as The Yagna, Split, Live saver, Chain reaction and Inertia. It has stunning aesthetic grandeur, occupying prime position opposite Vashi Railway Station with a total built up of over 8, 50, 000 sq.ft. It has quickly become the number Uno shopping centre in Navi Mumbai. It repeatedly clocks record footfalls and trading densities across all malls in the region. No wonder, it has won the most admired shopping centre award at the 2009 India Shopping Centre Awards.
Kharghar is one of the most planned cities in Navi Mumbai. Kharghar is referred as City of Future and Nature’s Paradise. A happening place for visitors to hang out at any time of the day to fulfil their dreams and desires to purchase whatever they need and also side by side eat and drink a variety of food stuff is Little World. Kharghar’s largest mall has it all. It is the new destination for everything that’s hip and happening be it; Fashion, lifestyle, entertainment and events.
Apart from these, there are other malls to visit as well namely – Palm Beach Galleria, Center One Vashi, and Centurion Mall Nerul. Navi Mumbai is on a fast track of growth. Hopefully in the coming year one will get to see more malls with better facilities and brands.