The Mall road – Ridge and Lakkar Bazaar Shimla

Mall Road Shimla

The Mall road Shimla is the major attraction of Shimla city. It is the city’s center and has number of restaurants, shops, cafes and showrooms. Build with old British architecture mall road has heritage Gaiety Theater. It was contructed in the year 1887. You will see foreigners, Indian tourists coming from across the country roaming strolling around and having great time here. Many popular film personalities have performed on its stage. Baljees restaurant (one of the best bakeries) and Indian Coffee House are most rated. The road is restricted for private vehicles and thus you won’t have to struggle with traffic. Just attached to it is Ridge road that meets mall road at Scandal point.

 

Gaiety Thetre
Gaiety Theatre

 

Mall Raod Shimla
Mall Road Shimla

 

Scandal Point
Scandal Point

The Ridge

The ridge road also part of heritage walk offers great views of nearby peaks including Shali peak which is nearest peak to Shimla. The ridge is an open space that is situated on top of Shimla city. The famous Christ church of Shimla is situated here. It has few restaurants and ice cream par lours. We prefer Loveena’s ice cream over others. You can also do horse riding here. You can also find local photographers that will give you in special costumes for the photographs they take.

 

 

Tourists enjoying at Ridge during winters

 

Christ Church

The Christ Church stands tall to the one side of the Ridge. Built with old British architecture this structure is one of the identities of Shimla. You can spent some time in there and experience its peacefulness.

Christ Church Shimla
A view of Christ Church just before sunset

Lakkar Bazaar

Just attached to ridge is the famous Lakkar bazaar which is known for its wooden articles. In real in past logs of wood were sold here and hence it got the name Lakkar Bazaar. Carrying the name forward the markets has lots of small shops that sells wooden showpieces. You could also buy one to keep it as a souvenir. It also has a roller skating rink where you could also try hands onto skating. There is this famous chana batura shop Sita Ram & Sons which attracts a huge crowd everyday.