The Mall Road Shimla | Timings, Accommodation & Things to do

Mall Road is where you can spend with friends and family at night. It was constructed during British Colonial Rule and located near The Ridge. Automobiles are not allowed here except for emergency vehicles.

the mall road shimla

The Mall Road:

After completing all your visits to different places in Himachal Pradesh, if you need a hangout place, then you should try TheMall Road. This place is famous among the tourists of Himachal Pradesh. Many people spend their free time with their friends and family here. The entire street is lined up with Malls, shops, food stalls, wooden crafts cafes etc.; Here, you will experience the culture of Himachal Pradesh.

Firstly you can visit Nyingmapa Buddist Temple and pay your homage. Then you can wander in the streets trying the local food. Remember to buy souvenirs to remember your visit to Himachal Pradesh. You can also find many Tibetian style wooden crafts. You will find some shops selling shawls made in Himachal Pradesh.

The Mall Road Timings:

Mall road is open every day.

Monday9:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Sunday9:00 AM- 9:00 PM

Things to do in the Mall Road:

Go Shopping:

Different shops surround the entire street. Tibetian-style wood crafts are famous, along with Himalayan wooden crafts. Take your time to do some shopping.

Try local food:

Every place will have its style when coming to food. Try the local food here. While walking in the street, try the food in the food store. In cold weather, a hot snack is what you crave. There are many Tibetian style food on the road. Know more about the culture of Himachal Pradesh by trying the food.

Get some souvenirs:

Shimla is famous for its handicrafts like woollen shawls, caps, and clothes. These are handmade by the locals here, making them even more special and beautiful. Buy some souvenirs to remember this place.

Go for a night walk:

Mall road is always beautiful, but it will be even more beautiful at night. The street with different lights and different people is a special attraction here. Just go for a night walk down the street and explore every part of the street.

Places to visit near Mall Road:

Hidimba Devi Temple: After visiting Shimla, you should visit this temple. This is one of the famous religious temples in Himachal Pradesh. It is dedicated to Hidimba Devi, the wife of Bheem. This temple is also called Dhungiri Temple. It is 2.7 km away from mall road.

  • Timings: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Himachal State Museum: This victorian style museum is located 2.6 km from the road. Flaunting the history of Himachal Pradesh, this place is located in Manali. You can get knowledge about antiques, like ancient weapons used in wars, tools, paintings, coins, garments etc.,

  • Timings: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Ticket price: Ranges between 10/- to 500/-

Jogini Falls:

This beautiful layered waterfall will make you admire the beauty of nature. If you like to do some adventure, you can also trek here. It is 241.7 km away from Mall road.d

  • Timings: 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM.

Tibetian Monasteries:

Mostly in Himachal Pradesh, you will find much Tibetian-inspired art and wooden work. Many people come here and buy different woodwork. This place is famous among tourists.

  • Timings: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Vashist Temple: The temple is dedicated to an ancient saint Vashist. Here you will find hot spring pools. Many people come here to try the hot springs. It is for both men and women.

  • Timings: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM.


You can find many affordable hotels near Mall road.

  • Clarkes hotel
  • Aarika Homestay
  • The Thistle Lodge
  • Together Shimla by Thira
  • Marina Hotel
  • Marigold Sarovar Portico Shimla
  • Snow Valley Resorts Shimla

How to reach the mall road:

By Air: If you want to reduce your journey time, you can use airways. The nearest airport is Bhuntar Airport. Kullu airport is 50 km away. You can hire a private taxi to reach the mall road.

By Train: Many trains are available at Shimla Railway Station to reach Mall road, which is 1.5 km away. Many trains are available here.

By road: This place is in the centre, well connected, and a common road line to many major cities. Old Shimla Bus stand is the nearest bus stand. You will find many private vehicles and taxis to reach the mall road.

Tips to follow while travelling Mall road:

  1. As the place is always crowded, you must be careful with things. There may be a chance for theft or robbery.
  2.  During winter, always carry warm clothes like sweaters, shawls, rugs, etc.
  3.  There is no vehicle entry, so I prefer taxis to reach the place.

Best time to visit mall road:

This place is busy and beautiful every day because it is a famous tourist hangout place. But you can enjoy the cold breeze, colourful streets and different foods by visiting at night. Many people prefer visiting this place at night.

During winter, you will find many different items to buy here. So try to visit in winter. But if you want to avoid the crowd, then summer is preferable. Avoid monsoons because you can’t enjoy your visit here.


The Mall road, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171001

Mall road contact details:

Phone number: 09600017031

Frequently asked questions(FAQs):

What is special about Mall road?

This place is special for the beautiful Tibetian-inspired wooden crafts, woollen shawls, caps, clothes, pottery items etc.

Is the Shimla market closed on Sunday?

Yes, it is closed on Sundays.

What dish is famous in Shimla?

‘Sidu’ is one of the popular dishes in Himachal Pradesh.

Why is it called Mall road?

According to the Military terms, the name is Married Accommodation and Living Line road.

How long is Mall road?

It is a 1 km long road.