Town Hall Overview

Ranked 26 of 40 sightseeing in Shimla

The Town Hall is a renovated Municipal Corporation building of Shimla. Built during the British regime in 1910, the Town Hall exhibits architecture reminiscent of the pre-independence era, preserved in its original form.

During non-summer months, the hill station of Shimla was governed by the Municipal Board established in 1851, which oversaw matters pertaining to water-supply, sanitation, roads and taxation. The Town Hall was built on the foundation stone laid by the Municipal Board.

Located on the famous Mall Road, the large steps on the entrance of the building are highlights of the historic testimony. The steps are also a common site, where visitors click pictures.

The Municipal Corporation building of Shimla comprises municipal offices facing the Mall Road and a library on the way to the Ridge on the upper end. The municipal office and library are in service from the time of the British regime. Over the years, the State Government has renovated the colonial architectural marvel.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Gaurav Maheshwari

Gaurav Maheshwari4.6/5

27 reviews

Old world charm

The place is old world charm and doubles as photo gallery, one must visit to see this attraction. Its right on the Mall Road of Shimla, one can buy photos that are displayed there.

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

3023 reviews

Architectural Marvel

Town Hall one of the beautiful building situated at The Mall Road, Shimla. It is the Municipal Corporation Office, recently renovated, just an incremental look and a special care of this half timber building. Building is almost preserved as the original one was, entrance and the large steps are depicted in the Mall's pictures. And this beautiful Architectural Marvel is restored, as a tourist attractions.

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Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n2.9/5

522 reviews

Architecture built building

British architecture built building . Architecture of this building is too good and it remembers us about the british history in india. This is in the city of shimla . We can go to this place using local transports.


A S4.3/5

453 reviews

Such a beautiful place!

As soon as you enter Shimla, Town hall will be the first building that will attract you. It is currently with the municipal corporation of Shimla which is almost criminal. As it's a huge structure with long British era columns. Building has such an elegance and poise to it that any government body taking over it is hateful. Though they have maintained it very well, you have to give that to them. I had clicked more than hundred pictures of this structure but even then I could capture the complete charisma of this building in one shot.

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4 reviews

Back to the British Era

It was very nice to see the Town Hall. I was amazed! I was taken back to the British era.

Ravikumar Gajbhiye

Ravikumar Gajbhiye4.3/5

9 reviews

Old is gold

Good view. An old building in the English pattern. Lovely site and the shaan of the mall.

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