Gurgaon’s Galleria Market Makes Shopping Meaningful
Nestled in the very heart of what is known as DLF side of Gurgaon, Galleria Market is a wonderful substitute for malls when it comes to shopping. Located next to the DLF Country Club, Galleria offers just about everything that you could think of at one place.
With three functioning banks, six ATMs, three restaurants, delicatessens, coffee shops and a couple of departmental stores, Galleria has been the one-stop answer for many residents for some time now.
There are a couple of other markets that are almost similar when it comes to shops and facilities but what separates Galleria is the congenial feeling of community living that permeates every time one visits. One unique reason could be the lovely fountain situated right in the middle of Galleria.
It ends up forming the ‘village centre’ kind of environment, which witnesses people from all walks of life hanging around the fountain and sipping some coffee or munching on popcorn. Besides the regular Barista and Café Coffee Day, Subway, Galleria has outlets for every thing-boutiques, meat shops, sports shops, chemists, computers and gadgets, doctors, toys, stationery, apparel, film and music, bookshops, opticians, electronics… the list would be endless.
The pick of the lot includes Tarini, a lifestyle store, which would ensure that you pick up some thing or the other every time you visit. The shop has some wonderful curios besides household knick-knacks.
Sands Inc. is a sports and lifestyle store that has a perpetual discounted section where one can find rare gems on every visit.
Divided into levels Galleria’s top corners house two stand-alone restaurants – Fizz and Goverdhan. While the former offers Chinese and North Indian delights besides beverages, Goverdhan is a pure vegetarian paradise. Accompanying the food is an interesting view of the high rises that surround the market, a different cry from the regular fare.
Growing popularity had made parking one of the biggest problems with the market. While the market officially has some parking space available for shoppers, it was hardly enough for the ever growing number of patrons.
With the vacant plots surrounding Galleria being converted into paid parking lots, finding a space isn’t that big an issue now.
Appreciating the value of returning benefactors of the market, Galleria’s house-keeping staff ensures that the market place is spick and span even on Tuesdays, the weekly off.
Sitting next to the fountain and idly watching life move along in the form of kids creating merry havoc or the odd pet Labrador wagging the tail… sipping your favourite coffee or indulging in some sweet sins courtesy Sugar and Spice, Galleria Market is the quaint and befitting reply to the noisy, overpriced malls.