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Kochi introduced Kerala to the lifestyle malls. It was through the Oberon Mall in Kochi that introduced its citizen to an international standard lifestyle mall. Soon several other malls started to take shape in and around the Kochi city limits. With the coming of the Lulu Mall, Kochi became the only destination for mall-tourism in Kerala.
Today Kochi has more than a dozen malls and several other malls are under various stages of development. However, Oberon Mall still holds the distinction of Kerala’s first lifestyle-mall and still it is the first mall that has the largest glass dome in south India. Promoted by the Oberon group of companies in Dubai, Oberon mall has several firsts in its kitty. It was the first mall in Kerala to introduce the Multiplex theatre facility under its roof. Again it has the first indoor gaming facility in the state.
Situated along the NH 47 at Edappally, Oberon Mall still attracts visitors from other districts of Kerala, until now. The internationally famous Lulu Mall is also at Edappally, within a few kilometers of the Oberon Mall. In short, Edappally has a larger number of mall tourists than any other malls in Kochi.