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“Average, which is a shame as this is the heart of Shimla” 3 of 5 stars
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The Mall
Shimla, India
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Ranked #5 of 72 things to do in Shimla
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“Average, which is a shame as this is the heart of Shimla”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very clean, some decent views, some interesting British architecture and friendly locals. But could be so much more. Other places seem to sell better quality HP and surrounding state local products (and cheaper).

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“Open market with rotten smells.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nothing useful to buy here, you will be wasting your time. the walk is gentle and suitable for most people, however, open gutters and horse poo make you regret getting up to the peak, 'the ridge', another brilliant idea but kept unclean. The smell from public latrines hangs around at the top. Short horse rides along the top, makes you feel sorry for the horses.

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1.0) Do NOT try any of the food here! unless you have already had your spell of 'Delhi belly' before reaching here.
2.0) This is not loop or circular walk, do not go too far as you will have to probably turn back and if you go over the ridge downhill, you will have to walk uphill again. My advise, turn back from the ridge to where you came from.
3.0) If you are going to use the lift, get ready for a tight fit, it's the smallest of lifts you could get, you will be squashed against the locals and also be charged for it.

Visited August 2014
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“Old world charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The mall has been declared a heritage zone by the authorities, hence no changes to the facade are permitted to the buildings that face the mall. The old world charm and the leisurely lifestyle of the inhabitants of Simla are very evident on the mall. The town hall building, gaiety theatre and scandal point maintain their beauty and cHarm

Visited July 2014
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“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The ambiance is just awesome .IT really looks like a High street at some foreign land.Lots of good shops to visit .Lots of eating joints .Fun place to be at.

Visited July 2014
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“lively and happening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Mall road is lifeline of Shimla. You will love the crowd and view of church. Take lots of pics there .

Visited August 2014
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