The Mall Road in Shimla, capital of the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, was constructed during the British colonial rule. Today, with its state library, Christ church, restaurants, cafes and the main offices of municipal corporation, fire service, and police headquarters of Shimla, all of which are heritage buildings, the place is a prime tourist attraction in the city.
The Mall Road in Shimla is one of India’s most popular tourist spots with a flow of Indian vacationers throughout the year. The place was the summer capital of British India, and even today, relics from that era stare back at the people.
With steep forested hillsides falling in all directions, the Mall is amongst the busiest areas of Shimla. There are stores famous for woollen clothes and exclusively handcrafted works, apart from the usual books and jewellery, which keep tourists busy. Aside from shopping, the area is also famous for its many cafes and restaurants, which spoil people for a choice.
The only way to get around central Shimla is by foot – all types of vehicles (except emergency vehicles) are banned from the Mall that makes it an ideal place for locals and tourists to stroll in an unpolluted and pristine area.
Here are some quick glimpses.
Chamba, Himachal Pradesh
Ras Al Khaimah