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Mall Road


Constructed during the British colonial rule, the very popular Mall Road in Nainital is one of the major attractions of the town attracting thousands of visitors both locals as well as foreigners to explore its charms. Bustling with life, the Mall Road, with its various shops that sells locally made products, eating joints along with locals and tourists enjoying the whole ambience, stretches over a distance of one kilometre right up to the Nainital Boat Club, the Mall Road serves as an entry and exit points for Nainital.

Renamed as Govind Ballabh Pant Marg, the Mall Road although crowded is still as popular and is considered as the point of union between Mallital and Tallital – the two busiest places in the Nainital especially between May and June. As one arrives at the Mall Road, one is greeted by the Naini Lake on one side and shops, restaurants and hotels on the other side. Mall Road is popular not only for all the souvenirs like candles for which Nainital is renowned and gifts you can buy from here but it is also popular as a place where you can enjoy your evening stroll as the entry of vehicles is restricted here. So come and take a walk along the Mall Road to experience the beauty of this hill town.

Best time to visit

The best times to visit the Mall Road in Nainital are from March till June and then again in September-October. During these months the weather is pleasant enough to explore the outdoors.


The entry of vehicles is restricted on the Mall Road thus making it easier for the tourists and locals to explore the shops without getting hassled by the honking noise.


There are no particular timings for the Mall Road and anyone can visit it anytime throughout the year.

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