Mall Road

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Sheetal
Mumbai, India7 contributions
May 2023 • Family
The mall road is a disaster. Mussorie being such a beautiful hill station with amazing weather , the entire experience gets spoiled when walking on the mall road. Traffic on both sides, construction on the road, overcrowded and too many unnecessary shops. Coming from Mumbai, we expected better
Written May 18, 2023
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Roving32390112598
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May 2023 • Couples
I found this place highly overrated as the products sold on footpath stalls are also costly. I found two of the vendor's behaviour bad and derogatory for the tourists. However, it can't be generalized. But it has old place vibe which is worth watching. You can see a view of dehradun city from the Mall road.
Written May 26, 2023
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Vikas Singh
Ghaziabad, India4,061 contributions
Dec 2019
Like in every hill station the Mall is always crowded and with vehicles plying it is not a nice experience. There are barriers on both sides of the Mall road. A large number of restaurants and street side vendors are there for food options. There are three churches on the road. The band stand at Library end is nice place to sit and watch the activities on Mall Road
Written April 16, 2020
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Rohit Gupta
Ghaziabad District, India30 contributions
Dec 2020
Category : History & Culture
Ideal Time - 2-3Hrs / Rating : 4 Out 5
The Mall:It's the main shopping location situated at the centre of Mussoorie, with lamppost and benches lined up beside the road. The mall gives a glimpse of the colonial period. One has to pass through the Mall to reach any place in Mussoorie. Apart from shopping, the main attractions of the mall are video game parlours, restaurants, skating ring, windy point and the Methodist Church. Advisable to visit from 9 AM to 1 PM and 4 PM to 8 PM
Written December 27, 2020
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Eva C
8 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Mussoorie from the Mall to Char Dukan should be made car free. It is impossible to enjoy the walk due to the endless cars and honking. Too little is done to control this. Cars ply up Kulti Bazaar and Mullingar Hill constantly. It is unsafe for pedestrians.
Written June 10, 2023
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dodi
5 contributions
Feb 2023
This place is central to mussorie. its a long walk with lots of ups and downs along the way. Its a shopping street with a lot of eating options. We were there practically every evening either to enjoy the food or for a stroll. The roads not good though with a lot of civil work on. Plus , Tourist vehicles are not allowed on the Mall road.
Written February 15, 2023
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VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
New Delhi, India7,195 contributions
Mar 2023
The Mall is the main attraction in Mussoorie. Shops, Brand Showrooms, Hotels, Restaurants, Games Parlours, Resorts, etc. everything is there to enjoy the holidays. Unfortunately when we were here, big scale repair work was going on, adding closure of The Mall partially. We were not able to enjoy and cover the full length of The Mall, as we were expecting. The repair work should be complete by April end. So plan holidays at Mussoorie after checking with local contacts there.
Written March 19, 2023
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Ria1104
Kolkata (Calcutta), India614 contributions
Dec 2019
After spending the entire day sight-seeing this place is the ideal for tourists to hangout in the evening. From shopping woolens and souvenirs to enjoying lip-smacking food.....there is something for almost everyone. However just a tip if possible check the shops near Kempty Falls also before buying anything from the Mall as we found same items a lot cheaper near Kempty Falls than the Mall. Also don't hesitate to bargain with the shopkeepers if you think you are getting overcharged for something. For foodies this place is a heaven....you can find North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, Continental and a lot more. There are also several pubs that you can check out. I would strongly recommend people to stay at some hotel near the Mall Road so that they can explore it in the evening without worrying about a transport for returning.
P.S. The Mall Road of Mussoorie is quite narrow and steep and like many other Mall Roads do not allow vehicles......so in case you are staying at a hotel on this road.....try to use backpacks instead of trolleys as it can get quite difficult to drag the trolleys up the slopes at some points. However you can take help of the porters at the entry of the Mall Roads but they charge exorbitantly.
Written February 9, 2020
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Vikram M
9 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Mussoorie, still referred to as the Queen of the Hills, may be compared in some manners with Darjeeling, also still referred to as the Queen of the Hills.

While Mussoorie is invaded by Punjabis, with bevies upon bevies of kudis catwalking on Mall Road, it is Bengali boudis who flood the Mall Road in Darjeeling. Both the Queens are now old and overcrowded. IF Mussoorie is not as yet as congested, and maybe even as dirty, as Darjeeling, it is going to be sooner than anyone would like.

It might be that some relics of the Raj and its ways might still be seen in the Darjeeling, but the Raj no longer lives in Mussoorie. Hackman Hotel on Mall Road, once the place to go during a night about town, is now a sorry shadow of itself. Rather, it is the Nirankari Sant Samaj Ashram that is the jewel of Camel Back Road today. The brown sahibs now have their cottages and manors up in Landour only, on the road encircling the hilltop from Char Dukan. It is doubtful if they would be inviting Ruskin Bond, who now lives in a modest house with his adopted family, a little lower down in Landour, to their get togethers. And it is equally likely that the most famous son (and still the most famous resident) of Landour, would rather autograph books for children at Cambridge Book Store down on Mall Road, than subject himself to a selfie with the well-heeled at Rokeby Manor.

Landour, which I have somehow always associated with langour, is indeed beautiful. And, a walk among the deodars round the hilltop starting from Char Dukan is indeed just what the doctor ordered, reminding one of the walk around The Peak in Hong Kong. Credit for this must go to the residents of Landour and their "I'm Kleen" campaign which has helped their habitat remain quiet and clean. Make sure you are in the two percent of the tourists coming to Mussoorie who make their way up to Landour, for a taste of what a hill station should be like.

It would not be a stretch to say that Landour Bazaar, the long winding road connecting uphill Landour with downhill Mussoorie, is the most interesting part of town. Its quaint old shops (here an antique shop, there a motorcycle repair shop with an old Triumph) and old Pahari houses which are in sharp contrast with the cottages of the sahibs, offer a lot of material for the nostalgic, for the budding sociologist and for the plain curious. It is, in all senses of the term, a walk down memory lane.

When you are hungry from all the walking, Cafe By The Way and Rice Bowl in Mussorrie and Char Dukan, Emily's and Mudcup Cafe in Landour are the must go to joints. The Tavern might have been a hotspot in an earlier era, but is quite avoidable now, even though the live singer was pretty sincere and pleasing. Summertime and the peaches, plums and lichis in fruit shops along the Mall and near Picture Palace are large, juicy, beautiful and delicious. One of the unmistakable pleasures of Mussoorie.

Off the beaten "been there, done that" track, Soham, the Himalayan museum and heritage centre is a revelation and the labour of love of over twenty years of the Shuklas. The paintings by Mrs Shukla are an ode to Nanda Devi, the daughter of the Himalayas and Shiva, her consort, the eternal meditator. The series depicting Nanda Devi's Rajj Jatt (journey to her maika every 12 years) is particularly mesmerising. Mr Shukla has collected jewellery, musical instruments, clothes and other items characterising the lives of different tribes and peoples across the length and breath of the Himalayas. All this is embellished by the conversation, insights and stories from both the Shuklas. A couple of well spent hours.

Coming back to the comparison with Darjeeling, one wonders whether the hotels in Darjeeling also run ACs in the summer like they do in Mussoorie. If not, then that is something to still celebrate about Darj, for it makes just no sense to go to a hill station in the summer only to be cooled by an AC.

Perhaps the only way to reduce the tourist pressure on hill stations like Mussoorie, Shimla (which is now waterless), Nainital (where all the parking space has been occupied) and Darjeeling, would be to develop and promote other places as hill stations. But, that would still not break the cycle of global warming and reduced water availability. Hhhhmmmm....
Written July 1, 2018
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Kuldeep77
Hisar, India75 contributions
Aug 2019
Mall Road is the main shopping area of Mussoorie. It has Library Chowk at one end and Picture Palace 2-3 km away on the other end. There are many shops, hotels, restaurants, coffee shop. Gun Hill is accessible by the cable car on the Mall road.
You can enjoy delicious food; Desi Kulhad tandoori tea, momos, popcorn, sweet corn, water balls (Gol gappe) and many more.
Along with shopping you can enjoy the weather. You can feel clouds touching you. But if it is rainy season then don’t forget to carry your umbrella because it may rain any moment but it generally doesn’t last long so you can enjoy mall road.
Near Library chowk there is one Temple and one Gurudwara also, you can also seek blessing from God.
Bargaining is a good option.
Written August 16, 2019
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