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Mall Road

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India is a place known for its various colors - be it festivals, celebrations, hills or its people. In this category comes the Markets of India. Different markets, known for different attractions make a camouflage of the place called - Indian Market Place. The Mall is the most popular marketplace of Shimla, a hill station of Himachal Pradesh.

Shimla, the Summer Capital of the Britishers, is a place of natural beauty. People from all over the country and worldwide come here to enjoy some of the best adventure s of winters like - trekking, skating, sledging and snow man making. Apart from these, Shimla is also a beautiful to spend the harsh summer months of May and June. The weather is the best in these months. So one can be here to enjoy the nature as well as for taking a break from the hectic life of the city.

Location : The Mall is the main market of SHIMLA. If you are in Shimla, then you can easily take a Stroll to the Mall, as the market lies in the heart of the Hill Station. Mall is easily accessible by walk from all parts of Shimla. Shimla on the other hand can be easily reached by rail, road or air from Delhi and Punjab. The nearest Airport is Jubberhatti which is about 26 kms from the town. By train it can be reached from Kalkaji. From Kalka it is a six hours journey to Shimla covering 103 tunnels.

Fast Facts
  • City Name - Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
  • Market Name - Mall Road
  • Famed For - Souvenirs and Woolen Clothes
  • Language Spoken - Hindi, English, Punjabi
  • Best Time to Visit - October to February

Gaiety Theatre, Shimla
Gaiety Theater
This ages old Amateur Theatre has a lot of appealing sense to the visitors of Shimla. If you are in Shimla, then be here for the best movie in the Town.

Kashmiri Emporium
Kashmiri Pashmina Shawls have a great attraction for the people visiting Shimla. There are several Emporiums selling true Pashmina Shawls. There are other Kasmiri Souvenirs too.

The Mall, ShimlaShopping Spree in Mall Road :

» Christ Church - Just in the middle of the Mall is the North India s second largest Church. With the stained glass fitted in the Church, its the one of the beautiful places of Shimla to see.

» Scandal Point - The Maharajah of Patiala dared the Britishers by kidnapping the daughter of the Indian Viceroy from this point. From then on, this point is called as the Scandal Point. Always full of tourists, from this point one can see the entire city of Shimla.

» Kali Bari Temple - The Temple of Kali Ma - the Hindu Goddess is known as Kali Bari Temple. Kali Bari Temple observes a passage of hundreds of devotees each day of the month.

While you watch these places in the Mall, there is a lot to purchase from. The Mall is a road, extending to few kilometers with Shops lined up. Its the best place to shop for the woolens. As you walk down the lane, you will find several woolen shop selling the best of the woolen caps. pullovers and colorful scarfs. Bargaining here is one of the best idea to purchase from. Another big thing to purchase from The Mall is the wooden artifacts. Various designs and works of wood can be found here. Well crafted with hand and painted in beautiful colors, it is the best thing one can purchase from here. To be showcased or used in daily household work, these are the ones to pick up.

Not to be Missed

Viceregal Lodge - One of the best forms of British Colonial Architecture, the Viceregal Lodge is the most beautiful building you can see in Shimla. This lodge built on the Observatory Hill was formally the residential house of Viceroy Lord Dufferin.

Our Suggestions
  • Get your reservations of the air/train and Hotels two months in advance if you going to Shimla anywhere between September to April end. The chances are these will be over-booked.
  • For purchasing, do not buy on the first day itself unless and until you are in Shimla for a day or two.
  • While Purchasing anything give considerable time to Bargaining. Its the biggest shopping tip you will ever get ( In India) !
  • If you are planning to visit Shimla in the winters, then be sure to keep a lot of warm woolens with you.
  • Shimla is best in the months of September to April end. However, in the months of November to January end its snow clad.
  • There aren't many Money Converters to changers in Shimla. Only two are operative - Punjab National Bank and State Bank Of India and that too with different timings which are subject to change. So as far as possible keep Indian Currency in hand or in Bank.
  • Make a choice of your own as far as food is considered. Mostly the food is good in most of the restaurants; still having food in your hotel is the best as the prices are reasonable there.
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