Cafe Sol

Bar in Shimla

Central Shimla's hippest drinking spot is sat atop a multi-storey building with splendid views enjoyed from stool-seats, beanbags or low-slung table-cubes. Acoustic live music or DJ-spun beats add atmosphere without drowning out conversation.

Access from The Mall is by walking through the cafe's recommended if less-distinctive restaurant section which serves Italian, European and particularly good Mexican food beneath a plexiglass tunnel-dome.