For a delightful shopping experience, visit Mahatma Gandhi Road or M.G. Road in Kochi. This is the most urbanized face of Kochi, which attracts various curious shoppers. From colourful shops and bustling markets to multiplex movie theatres in first-class malls, you will find everything on M.G. Road. It is truly a shopper’s paradise.
This is one of the major tourist attractions in Kochi, which provides an unforgettable shopping experience to tourists. The M.G. Road is lined up with textile shops, restaurants, jewellery shops, and other shops selling household items and electronic goods. Also, from world-class jewellers, the finest furniture to some of the best-quality coir products, you can get your hands on everything you need and want.
M.G. Road has handicraft showrooms along the stretch that sells beautiful handicrafts made of wood, shell, ivory, and brass. This also includes government-run Kairali Handicraft Emporium.
Due to the massive crowds that M.G. Road receives, the international brands specialized in apparels and footwear have made this road their headquarters. If you are more of a street shopper, you will find your way to the street markets. If you are not into shopping, stroll around and listen to some of the best bargain conversations, which can ne quite entertaining.
Apart from shopping, M.G. Road in Kochi has many restaurants that serve lip-smacking foods including places that more than 10 varieties of dosa, the South Indian rice flour pancake.
If you are a movie buff or like malls, M.G. Road is the perfect place to be in Kochi. While Centre Square Mall has a multiplex movie theatre with 11 screens, Jacob’s DD Mall, on the other hand, sell some amazing local products.
M.G. Road welcomes all types of tourists and thus, it has the best pubs around like Couchyn at the Grand Hotel, The Rooftop Bar at the Mercy Hotel, and Mezzo at the Avenue Regent.
Things to do at M.G. Road:
- Visit Centre Square Mall, a multiplex movie theatre with 11 screens.
- Shop for local products at Jacob’s DD Mall.
- Hit the dance floor at nightclubs at M.G. Road.
- Savour some of the best cuisines at restaurants on M.G. Road.
Shop your heart out at various shops and markets.
Distance from Kochi Airport: 31 km (approx.)
Distance from Ernakulam Junction: 1 km (approx.)
- Some of the places to visit near M.G. Road are -
- Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary
- Rainbow Hanging Bridge
- Subhash Bose Park
- Vasco da Gama Square
- Ernakulam Shiva Temple