The explorations of a tourist are seldom considered fruitful and complete without happy shopping experiences. Chikmagalur, in Karnataka, has grown up to become one of the best modern day tourist destinations in South India and in keeping with its popularity among tourists, from all over the world, the city has developed a very attractive shopping sector for its people. This attraction is primarily by virtue of the existence of a layered structure of markets and malls.
An array of top notch shopping malls make up the top of the shopping sector in the city.
Most of these malls came up in the post-1991 era, and especially after
the Indian economy, as a whole took off, in the early part of the 21st
century. These malls have now become hotbeds of the trendy and affluent
population of the city, belonging to the rich and the upper middle class
Next in the hierarchy come the supermarkets and smaller markets which are mostly thronged by the ones belonging to the lower middle class. These markets are generally supplied with goods and items that are used by the majority of the people in the society. Even though they lack the glam quotient of the starry shopping malls, the market places are adequately furnished with small and medium retails stores selling items ranging from jewellery to groceries.
Market Road in Chikmagalur is especially famous for its myriad varieties of coffee beans, which are strong attractions for tourists in the city. The 'robusta' variety of these coffee beans, available in the city, are famous for their taste and flavour all over the world.
Best Shopping Malls in Chikmagalur
Vipul Shopping Centre
Location - Hanumathappa Circle, M. G. Road, Chikmagalur – 577101
Contact - +(91)-9880059122, +(91)-8262-699161
Hours of operation – Monday to Sunday (9 am to 9 pm)
Modes of payment – Cash, Credit Card, Debit Card
Shri Maruti Shopping Arcade
Location - M. G. Road, Chikmagalur – 577101
Contact - +(91)-9964496650
Hours of operation – Monday to Sunday (10 am to 10 pm)