Mall road braced by the “Queen of Hills” is one of the liveliest places to stroll in Mussoorie. The Mall sees the best crowd in Mussoorie, mainly comprising of the newly-weds and young couples who come here for vacation. Its proximity to Dehradun makes it one of the most popular places to visit among the Doonites. Many bikers, honeymooners, and college-goers come here to feel the magic of the Himalayan winds.
Mall road is said to be “The Gateway to Mussoorie”. One has to cross this place to explore other famous tourist attractions in the Queen of Hills. Over the years, Mall road has become heavily populated as many street businesses are flourishing here. Now several restaurants, shops, apparel stores, hotels, and establishments can be seen thriving in this place.
There are several food chains dotted around The Mall to welcome you for a quick treat. Most of the eateries at Mall serve breakfast, lunch and dinner options. The best restaurants to reach out for are:
If you are low on budget, then you should try the street food which is lip-smackingly delicious. Momos, thukpa, noodles, soups and different kinds of rolls are served here at minimal prices.
The place exhibits some of the best hotels in Mussoorie. One can find numerous budget, deluxe and luxury hotels aligned across the Mall road. Few of which are Hotel Silver Rock, Honeymoon Inn, Tulip Inn Green Castle, Hotel Mall Palace, Howard International, Whispering Windows and many more.
A gentle reminder: Don’t forget to carry your id’s along!
The Mall was built by the British Raj for the convenience of their people. The warm serenity and comeliness of The Mall makes it special and inviting. One can feel the essence of British era which still exudes in the air of Mall road. The rustic lampposts and benches can be seen dotted on the side of the road.
The remnants of English architecture can be seen in the form of old taverns, colonial-style houses, and churches that mark the history of this place. The prime attractions of this area includes the 1980s style video game parlours, skating rings, and the old Methodist Church.
Visited from: Library Bus Stand
Distance from Library Bus Stand: 1.3 km
Trip Duration: 1 Hour
Famous For: Shopping, Restaurants, Viewpoints, Evening Walks, Street Markets
Transportation Options: Cab/Auto
Best Time to Visit: All around the year
The book lovers can have a look at the Cambridge Book Depot, one of the oldest bookstores in Mussoorie. It is a reader’s paradise which safekeeps a number of books, comprising an array of Ruskin Bond’s novella collection.
The writer visits this shop every Saturday from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm and generously signs his books for the buyers. The queue starts to form an hour before, so make your presence on time. Apart from this, you can also find a staggering number of books issued by Raj Times on the history and wildlife found in this region.
Mall road is the main market and shopping area in Mussoorie. It is located about 1.3 km away from the Library Bus Stand. The Mall is a major road of Mussoorie and is positioned in the city center. One can easily reach here on foot or by taking the rickshaw that run errands in the hill station. The Mall is approximately 15 km away from Kempty Falls, a major tourist attraction. Dehradun railway station at 35 km away is the nearest railhead to Mall road. Jolly Grant airport at 60 km away is the closest air connectivity from here. Taxis ply to Mall road from Dehradun airport.