is the main street
, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh
. Constructed during British
colonial rule, the Mall road is located a level below the ridge
. The offices of municipal corporation
, fire service
, and police
headquarters are located here. Automobiles, except emergency vehicles are not allowed on this road. For this reason, the locals — and tourists — are often found strolling on this road in the evenings.
Mall road has a number of showrooms
, department stores
. A Himachal emporium
that offers handicraft products of Himachal Pradesh like locally designed woollen cloths, branded cloths, pottery
items, and jewellery
is also located here. There are at least three books shops including one that sells old books.
Scandal point is where the Mall road joins Ridge road on the west side.The name arose from the commotion caused by the supposed elopement of a British lady with the Maharaja of Patiala during the British Raj
. The most prominent feature of the point today is a statue of the Indian freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai
(no relation to the scandal).Next to Scandal Point is the General Post Office, Shimla.
, located on the Mall, was opened on the 30th of May
, 1887. Many popular film personalities have performed on its stage. <br />Today, the Gaiety is primarily known for its social... Read More