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Shopping Malls in Colombo - Retail Havens for All Shopaholics

Colombo is quite the shopping central; home to a bevy of shopping malls that offer a fine experience. Browse the retail stores, food courts and multi-cinemas at these fabulous chill-out spots.


Majestic City

Majestic City is a large multi-story complex that offers shopaholics air conditioned confines to shop, eat and relax in. The mall is home to a number of shops that sell a variety of goods covering electronics, clothing, accessories, shoes, gifts, household items, designer goods and much more. There is a large food court offering all types of cuisine and drinks as well as kids play zone and gaming arcade. The multi-cinema is very popular for screening the latest blockbusters. Majestic City or 'MC' as it is better known is a favourite hangout centre, centrally located in Colombo 4.


Liberty Plaza

Adding to the collection of large malls is Liberty Plaza; quite similar to Majestic City here too you have air conditioned confines to enjoy. Shops sell just about anything from jewellery to clothes, shoes, phones, accessories, latest electronics and much more. This mall too has a large food court and although does not include a cinema it is located right opposite the Liberty Cinema. Ample parking and a central location make Liberty Plaza or 'LP' another favourite hangout for locals and foreigners.


ODEL Unlimited

ODEL has many branches island wide, although the mall well worth mentioning is ODEL Unlimited at Lipton Circus Colombo 2. The place is a chic fashion mall that stocks a range of high end branded goods cover clothing, shoes, homeware and accessories. There is also a perfume stand that sells all top international brands of fragrances and cosmetics. ODEL also offers its own brand of designer goods that cover casual clothing to authentic local souvenirs. A French bistro located within the mall adds to your fabulous experience at the mall which is also home to some of Colombo's best fast food stalls and a Gelato kiosk.


House of Fashion

House of Fashion is the budget shopping mall in Colombo. A variety of designer brand seconds are available at this huge mall located in Colombo 8. The multi-story building is categorised into many departments such as men's, women's, children, homeware, electronics, bath & body, stationery and accessories. Well established as a budget shopper's paradise it is rare to see a shopper leave House of Fashion without the usual load of shopping bags.


Pettah Market

No shopping experience in Colombo is complete without a stint at the rustic confines of Pettah Market. Just about anything from fruits to electronics to knock off designer wear is available at the market that also sells a variety of fruits both local and imported. Enjoy the typical hustle and bustle that is Colombo at this open air market which is easily accessible from a hotel in Wattala; one of the closest towns to the commercial capital and international airport. Ideal for a lazy holiday by the sea Wattala offers easy access to Colombo and a laidback ambience for when you need some serious rest and relaxation. Many of the town's resorts like Pegasus Reef Hotel offer beachfront accommodation as well.

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