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“The most lively Mall Road” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Mall

The Mall
Shimla, India
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Ranked #8 of 57 Attractions in Shimla
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“The most lively Mall Road”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Having been to a lot of hill stations - I can vouch that the Mall, Shimla is the best. Very well maintained, neat and clean, lively crowd, great shopping, no touts to pester you for anything. You feel transformed into history will the old architecture maintained well. And yes, it is smoke free (Smoking in public is an offence here).

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Noida, India
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“A lot hyped”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Just due to crowd, the Mall is a lot hyped place. The only saving grace, at least for me, was a lot of historical buildings/shops on the mall which are worth exploring.

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New Delhi, India
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“best mall road in all the hill stations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

in all the hill stations I have travelled to in Northern India - mainly Himachal and Uttarakhand, the mall road of Shimla is indeed the best, in terms of both the view and experience. its windy at the top and feels awesome on the open air eating joints.

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New Delhi, India
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“Nothing Fancy about it ..!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It might be good for a morning walk , or at the time of snow , I visited to the mall for the first time like 5 days back , and i was like really , Is this the place people adore so much ,
Might be something for them , but for me , NOT GOOD

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“Not up to expectations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Even though a Delhiite, I had never visited Shimla, and we were looking forward to a walk on The Mall and shopping. On the way from Kandaghat to Mashobra, we visited Shimla via the lift. Nice concept. You go up two fllors via two different lifts. We first went down the local road - very crowded and like a village market. The Mall was better, and we had a look at the Town Hall and there was a book fair in the adjacent building. Mainly local publishers. We had an Italian ice-cream and visited a shawl emporium. Otherwise there are cheap Shimla shawls and suits that were not very nice. Can't make out whether it is local stuff or Ludhiana. Our next trip was on a Sunday when the shops were closed. We visited Christ Church and that was nice with stained glass windows. It was not very crowded as we had been warned, but was nothing spectacular. On Sunday we also visited the Lakkad Bazaar, but here too we could not buy anything, as you get much better stuff at Janpath. Overall a disappointment. Only the HPMC juices are a delight.

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