Shopping in Bhilai
Bhilai in Chhattisgarh has won many accolades for being one of the most organized and fast developing cities in India. Besides being home to a number of industries and chain of tourist spots, Bhilai has much more to offer to its visitors. It is dotted with shopping centres, markets, restaurants and cafes that appeal to people of all age groups. Shopping in Bhilai can be a fun-filled and delightful experience. From ceramics to electronic gadgets, from local handicrafts to branded clothing, one can almost buy anything and everything in Bhilai.
Where to Shop in Bhilai ?
Also called as the Indira Palace, it is one of the oldest and most famous shopping destination in Bhilai. It earlier consisted of two rows of shops and stores arranged in L shape, with Bata Shoe Shop at one end and Tata Textiles at the other end, later replaced by a restaurant. It was famously known as BATA to TATA, signifying the sale of everything from shoes to textile. It was considered to be the only hub in Bhilai for lots of social activities, entertainment and shopping, long before other shopping centres came into being. A garden with facility to teach traffic signs and signals to the children, Open – Air Theatre used for cultural activities, Kala Mandir Theatre in the vicinity of the Civic Center are some of its striking features.
It has a number of shops and despite competition from other shopping complexes manages to retain its position as the ‘shopping hub’. There are a number of eateries and stalls here, the prominent ones being, Brewberrys, The Chocolate Story, New Dosa Centre and Krazy Kool. As a result, it draws huge fan-following, especially among the youngsters who enjoy hanging out here in the evenings. There are also a number of gift shops, apparel stores, sweet shops, electronic showrooms that cater to the needs of the people of all age groups.
This is one of the biggest shopping centres in Bhilai. It is known for a number of gift and saree shops. Gift House, A To Z Dollar Shop selling gift items, souvenirs and handicrafts are quite popular among the tourists. It also has a number of book stores selling books related to diverse fields including school books, travelogues, magazines, medical books etc. This place is also host to a variety of markets including A-market, 6 B market, E market etc, that draw huge crowds.
Akash Ganga in Supela, is known for its large number of electronic showrooms. It is also popular for housing the Coupon Mall and Himalaya Complex that offer the visitors options to choose among a variety of brands including international brands of footwear, clothing, cosmetics and accessories etc. It also has a number of eating joints and stalls that make it popular among the locals as well tourists.
Malls in Bhilai
Apart from these shopping centres, the Surya Treasure Island Mall in Nehru Nagar established recently is one of the most happening shopping destinations in Bhilai. Being one of the largest malls in Bhilai it boasts of retail shopping mall, food courts, multiplex, star category hotel, and many more . Jain Plaza is an upcoming mall in Bhilai that promises to be a perfect blend of delicious food, various shopping options plus novel under one roof.
Besides these, the saree shops in Bhilai Powerhouse Market, roadside eateries, fast food joints, coffee shops, roadside shops selling Chhattisgarhi handicrafts and antiquities add to the charm of this great city leaving the visitors mesmerized and thrilled by the variety and beauty of the material.