The Mall Road Overview

Ranked 3 of 47 sightseeing in Nainital

Nainital is known as the Lake District of India and is 1938 m above sea level. This beautiful Himalayan town is always bustling with energy from the numerous tourists it receives locally and from abroad. It enjoys a luxurious temperate climate, which is one of its biggest attractions in itself.

Mall Road is the main road that connects the two ends of the town and over the years has become the centre of activity for tourists as well as locals as it is dotted with cute cafes, restaurants, shopping centres, and plenty of tour companies. Running along the length of the lake, it is the perfect place to stroll about and take in the sights and sounds of this quaint town. There is no parking allowed here and traffic is completely shut off for a few months in the year, allowing for tourists to enjoy every minute of their time here.

The stunning Naini Lake is located right in the centre of Nainital and offers opportunities for tourists to wallow in its beauty with boating and yachts on offer. The Naini temple on the banks of the lake is, as the Hindus believe, one of the 64 Shakti Peeths where parts of Parvati fell while being carried by Lord Shiva.

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What travellers are saying about The Mall Road

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  • Average 3
  • Below Average 1
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Mehul shah

Mehul shah2.9/5

6 reviews

Too much development has made it loose charm

Being a highly popular place, this place is no longer what it was 20 years back. From silent zone it has become a continuous heavy traffic area with queues. Further, the entire place is now cramped with construction of places every where leaving little peace and openness for all. The only good thing is that traffic is one way from 6 to 9 pm

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

The Mall Road

The mall road is very good it is one side naini lake and one side shop and hotels. At evening time there were very romantic atmospher. Some cold some hot food. There were vehicals not allowed so all people were walked it is very good looking and good filling in our body. You must be go there and enjoyed there.

Urmila  Rao

Urmila Rao3.9/5

22 reviews

Very good for walk

For mall road walk, one can come here. Of course, now there are many shops for buying food, jewellery, woolen items, toys, handmade bags. Small stalls for snacks are common here. We halted and took tea and samosas, one has to be careful about traffic while walking, otherwise, good past time to roam around on mall road.

Shoury bansal

Shoury bansal5.0/5

22 reviews

Natural beauty

This road is on the lake side and the best view of Lake comes from this road. In night time it looks awesome while roaming on the road. Also enjoying ice cream or coffee while roaming on mall Road makes you feel awesome. Roaming on this road feels different at every time(day/night/morning/evening).

Faisal aman

Faisal aman4.3/5

17 reviews

Main attraction for all travellers, must visit

No doubt this is the only main attraction in Nainital, small but busy market. Best way to explore this market by walking through it, however if some one is interested in visiting the other nearby locations of Nainital, then they can also rent bikes from this market on good rates, its the best option for couples or people visiting with their friends or may be alone, as they can explore the near by areas of Nainital in their own way.

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Shubham Gupta

Shubham Gupta3.9/5

28 reviews

An enjoyable experience

You can enjoy very beautiful view from here. Wax product market, wooden art market, tibetan market was available here. Lake view is the best thing that can be enjoyed here. From 6PM to 9AM road has been closed for vehicles.

Swakhar Pachal

Swakhar Pachal4.3/5

105 reviews

Spend your leisure on foot along the mall road, Nainital

The mall road of Nainital is very clean and well-decorated. There was a lot of ornate shops and good restaurants along the road. When you are in Nainital don't idle your spare time staying in hotel, roam around the mall road. Visit the shops, buy fragrant candles, woollen clothes, wooden showpieces for you and your loved one.

Dinesh Shah

Dinesh Shah5.0/5

2 reviews

The evenings at Mall Road

The mall Road besides the lake is full shopping lane where we can enjoy shopping. Eateries provide us with good Indian, Chinese and Continental food. The evening walk is very refreshing.

Ajit Kumar

Ajit Kumar5.0/5

3 reviews

Heaven of earth

I went to this place on 20th October 2013. When I visited this place, I saw heaven of earth in Nainital. You can visit there anytime because it has beauty of nature and the best time to view this site at the sunrise time. I challenge that it can touch your heart when you visit this site.

Jim Varghese

Jim Varghese4.3/5

18 reviews

A place where you get everything

If going to Nainital, this is the place to be and to stay. You get almost everything on this scenic road from resorts to cheap hotels to cloths to fine dining. The road runs in a curve halfway around the Lake and offers a nice view as well.

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The Mall Road, Nainital

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The Mall Road, Nainital
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The Mall Road during evening
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The Mall Road, Nainital
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Manoj mishr

Wonderful Very beautiful placeMust visit

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