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“Walking With Monkeys”
Review of The Mall

The Mall
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$21.00*
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Private Half Day Local Shopping Tour of Shimla
Ranked #3 of 84 things to do in Shimla
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

The Mall is a good walk with plenty of interest. As it is traffic free it is very safe and we were not pestered by street traders as we were in other parts of India. It is reached via a lift but this is not a pleasant experience especially for anyone with a phobia! It is easier to walk from the other end where there are barriers to stop traffic. There are a lot of monkeys on the buildings and on the road but they are more amusing to watch than to fear.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Nice place to visit once, the views are beautiful from the mall road. I think better to go at 5, so you can enjoy the sunset. A bit crowded, but its India:-)

We have stayed in hotel at the beginning of shimla for 1000 rupees, dont remember the name but if you go toward center of the city the hotel will be from right side. good views from the window.

Many monkeys and sleeping dogs.

I would recommend to stay in Shimla max 2 days.

The weather in middle of September was pleasant, a bit cold at evenings and night.

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Reviewed September 28, 2013

We visited Shimla in September, which isn't a peak tourist season - so we had the Mall mostly to ourselves on a pleasantly cool, sunny day :)

It is not a very long 'street' but the views of the valley are awesome. The Mall starts where Lakkar Bazaar (with lots of small shops selling wooden curious; we picked up a wooden croc, and other sundry stuff) ends. There are multiple entries/exits to the Mall and the uphill walk to it can be stressful if you are the usual big-city dweller! There is a 'lift' (one-way ticket costs Rs 10) available, but despite that you will need to do some walking.

The peaceful walk down The Mall, with colonial era quaint buildings on one side and the valley on another is rather pleasant; you will like it. A few steps down from the Mall there are restaurants and a couple of watering holes.

By the way, from the Mall you can see the peak of the renowned Jakhu Temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We had not spent much time on the mall apart from standing around the cornes to have the valley view. Me and my husband like peaceful places and the mall was very crowded. We liked momos and ice cream over there. You do get to see very old buildings while you walk down to Gorton castle/Kali bari temple. I enjoyed seeing the old buildings and their very small windows.

Thank KSapra
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

I visited Shimla in Feb 2013. Place is somewhat closed in Sunday though being center of town in offseason. These days some of the shop owners have started opening on Sunday also.
Breakfast :- If you dont mind a bit of untideness then Guptaji's shop is best for Parathas.
That complex has 2 3 more shops all serving Heavy breakfast.

Want to buy anything make sure you bargain and better go to Lakkar Market its cheaper then Mall. Many fine diners available. Also for kids many attractions like Horse Rides are there.

If you are in luck you may find some shooting for TV serial or movie going on.

Best Part is the view of valley you can see it awesome.

Thank ankit_gd
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