Walks around Shimla Mall road with Amit Aggarwal - A Photo Journey to various places around Mall Road and Ridge
After some wonderful Photo Journeys from Shimla (IIAS, Jakhu & Sankat Mochan), here is another one by Amit Aggarwal. This Photo Journey shares more about Shimla Town and it's beauty.
First photograph of this Photo Journy shows a very old Clock on Mall Road. This is places at BSNL office building, which is just in the beginning of Mall Road when we come from Himachal Pradesh University at Summer Hill.
Here is a colorful building on other end of Mall Road of Shimla. Although Hotel hoardings are on left side of the building, but it's office of various High Court Advocates.
Here is a main Gate of High Court Shimla. High Court Shimla is near to Mall Road and parking area is just next to mall road only.
Most of the buildings around Shimla are quite interesting with slanting roofs, which are important in regions which get heavy snowfall and rains.
Shimla is extremely dense and day by day it's spreading like other big cities of India. During a short visit to Shimla, every tourist like this city - It's beauty, freshness and weather. But Shimla has nt enough resources for people living there. Water is one of the biggest problem during summers. This sounds weird that hill station faces water-problem in summers, but that's true. Shimla has not big river nearby and the way population is increasing, it's always difficult to meet the requirement even when every year lot of efforts go into bringing water to the town from surrounding rivers.
Since town was not planned to handle this much population, not we can easily see severe traffic jams around roads in Capital City of Himachal. Parking is one of the biggest problem as majority of families have four wheelers now and hardly any space to park. Tourism department has tried to solve parking problem for tourists who visit the town in their own cars.
Colorfulness of houses in Shimla is very attractive and different from other cities. Being a hilly station, it has a big opportunity to do show-off because more number of houses can be seen at one point of time, which is not that possible in plains :)
Here is a photograph of starting of shopping area on Mall Road, which is quite near to office of District Commissioner and Kalibari Temple. The building on left is BSNL head office of Himachal Pradesh and on right are various showrooms having brands like Reebok, Adidas. There is a shop called 'City Point' near the beginning which is very famous for pastries...
Mall road is most popular place in Shimla for Shopping. Apart from popular brands, there are some interesting shops to get woolens, stuff for kids and girls etc.
Many offices of Shimla are around Mall Road and others are towards Chhota Shimla and New Shimla region. Here is a photograph showing SP office of Shimla. Most of the office buildings are old and built in British style.
Shimla Townhall, which is quite popular among Bollywood folks. Most of the bollywood folks who come to Shimla for shooting, choose this building of one or more shots. Movies like Kareeb are almost completely show around this place. This is center of Mall Road and most crowded place around Ridge ground of Shimla !!
A view of beautiful Church on Ridge, Shimla. This photograph is clicked from Mall Road which is just below this Church.
A view of World's highest Hanuman Statue at such a high altitude. This photograph is shot from Mall Road and this statue is higher that these high deodar trees. It's 108 feet high ! To know more about Jakhu Temple and this Hanuman Statue, please check out - http://phototravelings.blogspot.com/2012/04/jakhu-temple-with-worlds-highest.html
Here is a photograph of Indira Gandhi State Sport Complex which is located in the middle of Mall Road, which is just in front of HPTDC Lift. Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in Shimla is a very famous complex not only in Himachal Pradesh but also in India. It provides all required facilities for organizing events of sports as well as trade. This complex has been organizing so many events for a longer period of time. The venue is liked by sports and other event organizers as they get enjoyments together, one they do their professional work and two they get a chance to see the natural sight of Shimla. IGSS complex provides a very big space which can be utilized as per the requirement of an indoor as well as outdoor event. The complex provides good facility to sit and to enjoy for the people who get there to entertain them.