The Bangalore Central Mall on Commissariat Road at the junction with Residency Road, off MG Road, Bangalore. It hides behind a huge Albizia Saman evergreen tree which casts a shadow over the entire area. The tree is also known as “Rain Tree” in Bangalore, one of the most widely seen trees in the city and also responsible for its cool climate. Kudos to the builders to let the tree stand! It stands opposite Mayo Hall at at the Mayo Hall circle. The Mall stands on the location where the historic Victoria Hotel (established in 1845) once stood. Its erstwhile clientele included Sir Winston Churchill.