Lakkar Bazaar is a popular local market to hunt for Shimla’s specialty adjacent to the Ridge.It was established by carpenters of Hoshiarpur from the nearby Indian state of Punjab.The bazaar has many hotels and is always bustling with tourist activities.Carved wooden items made of cedar wood is the specialty of this market.The popular gift-items like toys , key chains of wood , walking sticks and souvenirs can be traced out here at a reasonable price than mall road.These are the famous spots of Lakkar Bazaar in Shimla.
Sita Ram & Sons Food Shop
Sita-Ram is Foodies delight in Lakkar Bazaar.The famous chole-bhature of Sita Ram for Rs 30 is a must one to try out.The small shop is an iconic place for localities and tourists visiting Shimla and Lakkar Bazaar.There is no no seating arrangement but they serve you fresh , hot , inexpensive and delicious food.Remember ! The specialty Chole Bature is so hot selling that it normally get over by 2 PM.
Iconic Regal Theatre
Earlier known as Prince of Wales building , the Regal Theater was the one the oldest theaters of British era built-in 1925 by a German Engineer.The theater was located on the top floor of the four storied structure of the Regal building.The theater is now non-functional.
Lakkar Bazaar Skating Rink
Below the old Regal Theater on the first floor of regal building is the first Roller skating rink of the city.The indoor skating place organizes local skating competitions and activities.Along with a gaming zone , you can find activities like snooker , carrom and dart boards. Be alert of the pickpockets here !
Meena Bazar Shimla
Meena Bazar is another shopping attraction for tourists to Shimla in Lakkar Bazaar.The market is popular for ornaments and jewellery items. It is one of the most preferred destinations for tourists who wish for a peek into the life of the locals.Meena bazaar of Lakkar Bazaar is located in the same Regal Building comprising the defunct Cinema Hall, Roller Skating Hall .
DAV School of Lakkar Bazaar
Established in 1934 , DAV School of one of the structures of British Era in Shimla.From this school a large number of personalities made a mark in different fields in India including seasoned actor Anupam Kher from Bollywood.The prestigious educational institution is situated in the heart of beautiful city on Ridge-Sanjauli Road