The Mall is where most of Shimla's shops and people converge. It is a pedestrian street, about 7 km long, and is similar to an English Home County's market. The bustling Mall Road is lined with handicraft shops, branded stores and small shops selling a wide range of items. From shawls and woollen items to trendy jewellery and toys for kids, it has something for everyone and is truly a paradise for shopping lovers. The Mall is also noted for gorgeous colonial buildings. It is home to the Gaiety Theatre, which resembles an old British theatre and is a hub for cultural programmes. Other important buildings include the Clarkes Hotel, Town Hall, a red brick mansion called Bantony, which was the erstwhile home of the Maharaja of Sirmaur, and the post office. The Mall is located close to Lakkar Bazaar that is popular for local handicrafts. A passenger lift, set up by HPTDC, can be accessed from the Cart Road to reach the Mall.

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