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Northampton, United Kingdom
December 30, 2012
From journal Shimla 2012 Part 2
February 20, 2001
The British had banned vehicles as well as Indians till World War 1. Even today vehicles cannot ply on this long and picturesque road. The legacy of the British era is seen in the stately, English-looking buildings lining the Mall like Christ Church, Gorton Castle and the Viceroyal Lodge which is now known as the Rashtrapathi Niwas.
The beautiful view from the Ridge on Mall road is breathtaking. You can see snow capped peaks and green valleys. From the ridge the streets fall away steeply. The local bazaars, Upper, Middle, Lower and a few in between are found on these streets. All kinds of shops are crammed closely together.
Whatever you buy remember to bargain. You can bring down the price by half easily.
The western end of The Mall is the entrance to the town. Porters will besiege you. It is an interesting sight to see them carry heavy pieces of luggage on their bare backs with great ease. We couldn't help to stop and stare at a porter carrying a refrigerator on his back all by himself without any help. Since vehicles are not allowed on The Mall, this has become their way of life!
From journal Cool getaway.