Located at the heart of the town, the Mall Road in Shimla is one of the busiest commercial areas. All colonial structures are located on the Mall Road. The Mall Road also has all major hotels, restaurants and recreation centres of Shimla.
The Mall road is full of shops that sell woolen clothes, branded clothes, handicraft items, pottery items, jewellery, books, etc. The Mall Road is also famous for its wooden furniture shops that sell exquisite wooden articles, which look like antiques. While purchasing, make sure to bargain till 30% of the amount mentioned by the shopkeeper.
Built by the British during the colonial rule in India, the Mall Road was constructed keeping in mind the traffic on this route. Entry of vehicles was banned though cycle rickshaws were allowed.
How to Reach
If you are staying in the city centre of Shimla, you can reach the Mall road on foot in few minutes. Otherwisse you can hire a cab, usually can be hired through the hotel you are staying at.