Mall Road in NainitalParallel to the well known Naini lake, which connects the two ends of Nainital, Mallital and Tallital, runs a road across the centre of the town referred to as the Mall Road. During the summer months of April-June, this road attracts the tourists in a big way. You can enjoy your leisurely evening stroll on the Mall Road, with a cool refreshing breeze blowing across the lake on to the road adding to the charm of the Mall.
Mall Road has a number of restaurants and cafes, hotels, shops, department stores, showrooms, travel agencies and banks. The tourists have a vast choice as to what to buy with the made-in-Nainital mark/stamp.
Parking restrictions apply to the Mall Road and only some specific parking is permitted on the designated parking spots within Nainital.
There are time and entry restrictions as well on the Mall Road with cycle rickshaws being prohibited from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm, LMVs from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm, and HMVs during the months of May, June and October (8 am to 10.30 am and 2.30 pm to 10.30 pm). During the peak tourist season, only one way route from Tallital to Mallital for LMV is permitted and traffic is strictly prohibited between 6.00 pm to 9:00 pm.
History of The Mall Road Nainital
It was during the British colonial rule that the Mall Road was constructed. More recently, it has come to be known as the Govind Ballabh Pant Marg (G.B. Pt. Marg).
Hotels on The Mall Road Nainital
Some of the significant ones amongst others are the following:
- Hotel Pratap Regency
- Hotel Radha Continental
- Palace Hotel
- Lakeside Inn
- Classic The Mall
- Hotel Krishna
Restaurants on The Mall Road Nainital
- Café de Mal: Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian
- Machan Restauran: Cuisines: Indian, Pizza, International
- Nanak Restaurant: Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian, Chinese
Shopping on The Mall Road Nainital
Banarasi Gift Centre and Paan Bhandaar: This famous one-stop-shop with goods ranging from wooden items, candles, gifts, the famed banarasi paan, cold drinks, ice-cream and all items of daily use lies 50 m from the Rickshaw Stand Mallital on the busiest section of Mall Road. Besides, you can do shopping to your heart’s content on the city mall, capitol shopping complex, Cantt shopping centre, Mallital shopping complex, Bara Bazaar market as well as the Tallital shopping centre.
How to Reach The Mall Road Nainital
The nearest airport is Pantnagar Airport (39.6 km) while the nearby railway stations are Kathgodam Train Station (15.8 km), Haldwani Railway Station (20.3 km), and Pantnagar Railway Station (41.4 km).