By Medha Malaviya
Each street has it’s own essence, it’s own vibe and it’s own character. Millions of stories unfold on them yet some roads stand out. They become their own identity. Indian roads have found fame world over for their distinctiveness and relevance in history.
Earlier named Mall Roads, these streets have personified themselves over time.
Some facts about such streets have been compiled below.
1. Hazratganj, Lucknow
Called ‘The Mall’ during British Raj, Hazratganj is now a major landmark of the city, synonymous to the city’s identity of ‘Nawabo ka sheher’.
2. Mall Road, Shimla
Housing all major government offices till date, Shimla’s Mall Road is still the most popular road of hill-top India.
3. Connaught Place, New Delhi
Lined with all A-list brands, Connaught Place now also known as Rajiv Chowk or just ‘CP’ is the heart of the city. The former location of the headquarters of the British Raj the area’s occupies a place of pride in the city and is counted among the top heritage structures in the city.
4. Park Street, Kolkata
Also called ‘Food Street’ or ‘Street that never Sleeps’, Park Street is the oldest district of it’s kind in India. Retaining it’s colonial charm and adding to it the modern appeal, this street is a magnificent mixture of old and new.
5. Colaba, Mumbai
Probably the oldest market, it was established in the 16th century by the Portuguese and later taken over by the British. Colaba constitutes of The Gateway of India, Leopold Café, Hotel TAJ Mahal and Colaba Causeway.
So what if there ain’t no Harrods or Beverly Hills, we make up for it with these chaotic, culturally rich streets in our country.