The Mall
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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  • Aimless Vagabonds
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food, History, Casual walk, there's nothing the Mall doesn't have to offer.
    The mall road is the center of all attractions in Shimla. Shopping aside, this place has all the best cafe's and food joints in the city. If history attracts you, take a stroll down the streets of the mall and look out for all the heritage buildings. Additionally, if you really want to see how the place has changed over time, you can look at the old pictures of the Mall at the Viceragal lodge, which really gives you a glimpse of how open and beautiful the mall road used to be earlier. Having said that, the mall road is not bad by any standards, the roads are sparkling clean without a speck of pan spit (can you imagine that in India?). This is a prime example of how you can build on the heritage sites. The ample parking space in and around the mall is especially appreciable.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 16 March 2023
  • harleen s
    New Delhi, India1,222 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk on the Mall
    Went with family. And parents. Took a little walk on the mall and then went down to lower bazaar. It's always fun t see the old shops where locals go. Was busy as always due t the long weekend
    Visited April 2023
    Written 11 April 2023
  • paulrw2017
    Monmouthshire, United Kingdom41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    perfect for a stroll and for shopping
    A traffic-free zone, so perfect to join the hundreds of other people strolling and shopping. It's also very clean (fines for littering). There are lots of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars and you can drop down the steep hill through the maze of streets to see more markets.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 21 April 2023
  • VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
    New Delhi, India7,195 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lively and Vibrant Destination
    The Mall is the hot destination for all tourists in Shimla. We have parked our car in Parking near the Lift. One has to use the Lift to reach the right end of The Mall by paying INR 10/- per person. No traffic is allowed on The Mall except the emergency services. You will not find posters and banners on the walls here. Scores of people walk jaunt here enjoying cool weather of Shimla. The atmosphere becomes more lively and vibrant in the evening with more people amassed here. There are shops, restaurants, bakeries, showrooms, wine shops, tea, coffee and juice parlours, which keeps visitors busy. Tourists are easily lured by heavy discounts in shops and showrooms. We had tea and patties then later Ice Cream while scrolling. In the evening, when lights are on, we clicked several pictures in front of heritage buildings. One can spend hours sitting & walking on The Mall. One can go to The Ridge, Lakkar Bazar on one side and to Vidhan Sabha, Kali Bari Mandir on other side. If you have time, Heritage Walk can be done.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 May 2023
  • Yogendra V
    Mumbai, India2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good Food, Great Ambience & wonderful staff
    Randomly tried this restaurant on mall road. A small cafe with 3 tables with good modern interior & view of mall road. Chicken Bao & Kungpao was very delicious. Staff was very responsive & courteous.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 May 2023
  • Primal Survivor
    India310 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heritage
    What used to be pride of simla now nothing but a over crowded place with loud youngsters in large groups . Never even try visiting on Christmas and New Years or festive season one will surely end up in a scuffle. Visit off season and soak in the prestige and appreciate the beauty!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 July 2023
  • Indian Ghummakad
    Himachal Pradesh, India935 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Mall Shimla
    So Many Activities all around - Horse riding, Church near a Few Pubs and Restaurant just walkable. Nice Shopping complex and Restaurant and Cafe near around only. Views of Himalaya opposite side and front side Church.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 September 2023
  • centralvic
    Ballarat, Australia507 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting to visit.
    No need to buy anything to enjoy here- though we bought an ice cream each. :) We walked up to the church and back down in our short time here, finding the shops interesting because there are high-end shops, and also little local businesses- one book shop looks like it's from Harry Potter! We included a little time on the middle level, seeing what the locals shop for. We would have liked more time to visit, but even for a short time, it's time well spent.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 November 2023
  • S Tam
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Scenic view
    Shimla mall road is a vibrant and bustling street that reflect the charm and colonial history of the city. Shimla mall road is a must visit destination. Offering a mix of shopping, dinning and scenic beauty.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 February 2024
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S Tam
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Shimla mall road is a vibrant and bustling street that reflect the charm and colonial history of the city. Shimla mall road is a must visit destination. Offering a mix of shopping, dinning and scenic beauty.
Written 4 February 2024
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Sreekanth
Hyderabad, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
The weather was cool, which is awesome and we visited in the evening/night which makes it even more stunning visually, u should definitely visit one really old café and a really new one in the end of that mall road which are both awsome
Written 26 January 2024
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centralvic
Ballarat, Australia507 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
No need to buy anything to enjoy here- though we bought an ice cream each. :)
We walked up to the church and back down in our short time here, finding the shops interesting because there are high-end shops, and also little local businesses- one book shop looks like it's from Harry Potter!
We included a little time on the middle level, seeing what the locals shop for.
We would have liked more time to visit, but even for a short time, it's time well spent.
Written 5 November 2023
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Sandip Patel
Vapi, India193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
A must visit place when in Shimla for some souvenir shopping or just for hanging out or coffee or so even for a brisk walk it’s a wonderful place
Written 17 October 2023
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Indian Ghummakad
Himachal Pradesh, India935 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
So Many Activities all around - Horse riding, Church near a Few Pubs and Restaurant just walkable. Nice Shopping complex and Restaurant and Cafe near around only. Views of Himalaya opposite side and front side Church.

Written 10 September 2023
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shoaib j
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Mall Road is very nice for shopping ,hangouts & best restaurants are available & beautiful church & hanuman temple
Written 25 July 2023
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NBansal
Chandigarh, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
One of the Best place of North india thousand of people came in a day but you can not found a piece of paper any where, kodo to HP govt to maintain the hygiene and sefty and security to tourist.
Written 23 July 2023
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Primal Survivor
India310 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
What used to be pride of simla now nothing but a over crowded place with loud youngsters in large groups . Never even try visiting on Christmas and New Years or festive season one will surely end up in a scuffle.
Visit off season and soak in the prestige and appreciate the beauty!
Written 21 July 2023
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Madhulika L
Noida, India4,689 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
If you come to Shimla, you’ve got to come to the Mall Road. This fine old stretch of road lives and breathes colonial Shimla, with many old buildings all along its stretch, from the Railway Board Building and the Police Assistance Room to the Gaiety Theatre and Christ Church. It’s also lined with dozens of shops, from small grocery shops to big brand stores, restaurants, and so on. There are views across the hills, and trees along the way.

Note that the Mall is a vehicle-free zone, so you have to walk all the way (this was about a 2 km walk either way from where we were staying, at the Oberoi Cecil). Wrought iron benches all along the way are good to sit down for a breather, if you need it. There are also vendors here and there who sell charred corn, cotton candy, and so on (but do note: there are lots of monkeys around, and they are liable to pounce on any food they see being carried by a passer-by: our daughter got her cotton candy snatched out of her hand by a monkey).
Written 1 July 2023
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK791 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I should really have looked at the pictures first, but i had visions of this being a wide, open, pedestrian strip with lots of shopping opportunities from local handicrafts. I thought maybe it would have a continental boulevard feel from the British influence.
However, in reality it felt to me just as a busy and rather rundown area. Everything is crammed together, it's noisy, the restaurants get packed and the shops are not geared to tourists, ie normal retail rather than souvenirs. When you go to the lower level street you then find the souvenir stalls but these are full of low quality tat.
Disappointed.
Written 20 June 2023
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