The Mall Road is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Shimla that enfolds many hotels, restaurants, clubs, bars, banks, shops, offices, post offices, and tourist offices. People can walk up and down the Mall road slowly and enjoy the scenic views of the nature while sipping their favorite coffee. A lot of people gather at the Ridge and Scandal point on Mall road to meet and talk with friends, see the views of the Himalayan range and to do some shopping. The Mall road is connected to the Ridge at the Scandal point, where a statue of the nationalist leader Lala Lajpat Rai has been erected.
The region around Shimla including Kufri was once a part of the Kingdom of Nepal. This region remained obscure from the rest of the world until the British 'discovered' it in 1819. The British made Shimla their summer capital in 1864 and it remained so until 1939. As Shimla gained importance, Kufri also began to be recognized as an important place to visit near Shimla.A winter sports festival is organized every year in the month of February in Kufri. Skiing enthusiasts and adventure seekers participate in this festival
The best time to visit Mall Road January to December to enjoy snowfall and skiing.
High season: opening 9:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM. We may on rare occasions, close earlier than 8 PM, so please check our website. Low Season: Opening 9:00 AM close at 7:00 PM.Winter Season: Opening 9:00 AM close at 6:00 PM. Open for all winter adventure/activities.
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The numerous cafes and restaurants located at the Mall Road serve delicious food. These famous eating joints specialise not just in local cuisines, but also serve lip-smacking delicacies from other places. Must try cafes here include the Honey Hut, that serves everything with a dash of honey, Cafe Sol, which is famous for its well-stocked bar and a variety of cuisines and The Devices that serves scrumptious Indian, Italian and Chinese foods. The Indian Coffee House, Wake and Bake and Beekays are amazing options too.The stores that are located on the Mall Road are famous for their woollen clothes and exclusively handcrafted works, apart from the usual books and jewellery. The wooden furniture shops are particularly well-known; so do not forget to buy some exquisite wooden articles, which look like antiques, when you shop from here.
Near By Attraction
The Indian Safari
Mall Road in Shimla is located right in the heart of the city. If you are staying near the city center, then a few minutes’ walk will get you to Mall Road. For the upper roads of Mall Road, there is a glass lift that you can take without walking all the way up to the top. If you are staying a little way away from the heart of the city, then it would be a good idea to hire a cab or drive your vehicle all the way to Mall Road. The Ridge and Scandal Point, Shimla is a great place to spend some time. In fact, spending time indulging in shopping at Mall Road, Shimla. The Mall Road, Shimla timings are from around 9 in the morning to 8 in the evening.
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Interesting facts about the Ridge
The stores that are located on the Mall Road are famous for their woollen clothes and exclusively handcrafted works, apart from the usual books and jewellery. The wooden furniture shops are particularly well-known; so do not forget to buy some exquisite wooden articles, which look like antiques, when you shop from here. Vehicles, except emergency ones, are not allowed on this street, which not only makes the Mall Road an ideal place to stroll around in the evenings, without being concerned about the traffic; but also ensures that the overall environment of the site remains unpolluted and pristine.
Other than shopping, the Mall Road is also famous for its variety of cafes and the delicious delicacies that they serve. In fact, people here are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a place to have a meal at. The numerous leisure activities that the Mall Road offers ensure that you do not get bored. It would not thus be an over-statement to say that any traveller would love to lose himself here for a few hours, to admire the charisma and rustic appeal of this place.Visiting the Mall Road in the evening is advisable when a calm and relaxing breeze blows over the mountain tops. You can easily spend a comfortable evening here and would not even realise how time passed by. Do not forget to carry a light sweater or shawl, as it may turn cold by the time you return.
An added advantage of the Mall Road's central location in Shimla is that it is easily accessible from all parts of the city. Visiting the Mall Road in the evening is advisable when a calm and relaxing breeze blows over the mountain tops. You can easily spend a comfortable evening here and would not even realise how time passed by. Do not forget to carry a light sweater or shawl, as it may turn cold by the time you return.
To reach the Mall Road from the main road down the hill, there is a lift operated by the Himachal Tourism Development Corporation. It is located at a distance of 1 km from the bus stop and 1.5 km from the railway station. The lift has two parts, and a common ticket of INR 8 has to be purchased for it. After coming out of the first lift, you need to walk on a wooden plank at the end of which you will find a second lift that will take you up to the Mall Road. The lift operates from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM.