One place that you cannot ignore is definitely the Mall Road in Shimla. Located at the heart of the town, the Mall Road in Simla is one of the busiest commercial areas of this place. Built by the British during the colonial rule in India, the Mall Road was constructed keeping in mind the traffic on this route. Entry of vehicles was banned though cycle rickshaws were allowed. It has been built in a very strategic and planned way.
The Mall is situated in the main street of Shimla. All colonial
structures are located on the Mall Road. The Mall Road also has all
major hotels, restaurants and recreation centers of Shimla. The Mall
road is full of shops that sell woolen clothes, branded clothes,
handicraft items, pottery items, jewellery, books, etc. The Mall Road is
also famous for its wooden furniture shops that sell exquisite wooden
articles, which look like antiques.
The Mall Road has many famous restaurants that specialize in not just
local cuisines but also delicacies from nearby places. Since there are
no vehicles allowed in the Mall, you don't quite have to worry about
watching out for the traffic. While purchasing locally made goods, make
sure you do some bargaining. Ideally, you should make sure that you
bargain till at 30% of the amount quoted by the shopkeepers. The whole
area is fun to loiter around in and you wont even know when time flies