Best time to visitWhen in Shimla City
Open hoursThe road opens from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Things to doFor items from the Kullu Valley, this is the place is where you will get them.
BudgetBudget for shopping
Best MonthsAll year
Traveller TypesFamilies, Couples
Rank6 out of 80 attractions in Simla
The place is abuzz with activity all through the year and is the heart of the town of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. While one may want to go shopping here, this place is home to some ver famous malls and shopping complexes like the Hong Kong Market. A number of restaurants and cafes dot the street and one can drop by any of them for a snack and drink. One is reminded of a carnival at The Mall, as the mood is full of fun, frolic, merry making and delicious food. A good thing here is that no vehicles are allowed to play here, so that one can stroll around peacefully without being honked at.
Places to stay near The Mall
Reviews of The Mall • 9
We headed towards one of the most famous place in Shimla , the Mall road . We waited to enter the famous mall lift for going to the Ridge . After reaching over there , I was surprised to see the enthusiasm and liveliness people were having . Place had lots of eatery options . Lakkar bazar was nearby which is again one of the famous market of Shimla . We kept walking and trolling in the market . Visited Christ church as well . Please visit this place in the evening only after sun sets . City lights look very pretty from this point . After spending some time we went back to the hotel . It was already too cold to stay outside .
Shimla to Naka
Shimla's mall road is unlike any other, which actually is quite upsetting. Filled with high-end brands, this no-vehicle zone is not the most fun place to shop. Since everything is available in metros and big cities, you can try shopping at Lower bazaar for great bargains, Lakad bazaar for lovely wooden knick knacks, trinklets and my favourite, the Tibetan Market for awesome steals. To add to it, the girls at Tibetan Market are such sweethearts, if you are polite to them, they'll give you free fashion advice that will REALLY help. #truestory
Mall road of Shimla from shopping, to strolling and food haven
It is always vibrant and full of energy. With tourist attractions like the Clock Tower, Lover's Point, and Lower Bazaar, people go a little crazy!
The mall road in Shimla is a good place to relax and roam. It's a pollution and vehicle free zone. This place is famous because tourist love to walk, sit on the benches and relax here. It gives a beautiful view of the valley from ridge road. The Lakkar Bazar is a market where one can get different kinds of wooden craft items.
The famous location of Shimla is the main shopping hub of the town, which offers a number of restaurants, clubs, banks, bars post offices and tourist offices. It also houses the famous Gaiety Theatre which is the famous ancient theatre in Shimla. The mall road has two main meeting points that is the ridge and the scandal points. This place was built by the British which is the hosting place to several cultural activities nowadays. People can meet numerous visitors and tourists who visit these places to enjoy lightened talks and share emotional feeling amidst the most beautiful environs of Shimla. The mall road runs parallel to the ridge and it bends at the Lakkar Bazaar which is the famous market for wood crafts and furniture. The mall road is the best place to grab some excellent souvenirs such as embroidered shawls, caps, Pahari paintings and so on. We also saw the statues of Lala Lajpat Rai, Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and also of Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar, the founder of the state Himachal Pradesh. We also had an excellent experience of using special type of hoist while moving from low land to top in Shimla. It was told the specially designed hoist was build by British to suit their requirements. One should avail the opportunity to ride.
Mall road, shopping places, local food and me being a girl. Doesn't that sound like a perfect story? Family holidays are all about buying gifts for your loved ones, taking home local things as souvenir, and enjoying the beauty of the place. There was a cool breeze and the sun too. We had to take those rickety stairs since the elevator was not working. We reached the road which much to my surprise had been totally commercialized with all sorts of branded showrooms set up. We visited so many shops, some of them selling Shimla made shawls, handicrafts and wooden items. We ate local food at the Trishul Bakery and took home biscuits and cookies for the whole family. The monkeys, typical to all hill stations in India, accompanied us and became our tour guide :D
Too crowded and run of the mill shops and attractions, but great places to eat at. It was an average experience. However there are some great cafes here, which I unfortunately wasn't able to visit this time.