Towards the eastern end of Shimla's Mall, where the row of
shops end, is the Clarkes. Its neat Tudor-framed structure with window
boxes, started life in the early part of the 20th century as the Carlton.
In the 1920s, the hotel was taken over by Ernest Clarke and named after him. While over the years, major modifications have gone into the structure, it retains the character and warmth of an English country inn.