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It is a beautiful attraction, covered with pine trees

The Ridge In Shimla

The view from the ridge is a breathtaking one

Tourism in Shimla

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India 
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About The Ridge in Shimla

Shimla is a popular tourist destination, and one of the most popular tourist places here is the ridge Shimla. If you want to know about Ridge Shimla, then you have stumbled across the right article. It is a beautiful attraction, covered with pine trees, Rhododendron, Himalayan Oak and firs trees, with amazing views of Shimla and the hills nearby. It is a large open space, and the center of any cultural activities and most celebrations. You can find shops here ranging from the humble local grocers to the more up-market international brands. There are a large number of cafés, restaurants and a few pubs here for those looking for some entertainment and to spend a few hours relaxing after a strenuous itinerary.

History of the Ridge in Shimla

As Shimla was the administrative center for the British, the Ridge used to serve as the main market place for them. There are three historical statues of Indira Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi, and Y.S Parmar at the ridge. It is now a popular tourist spot lined with many shops selling handicrafts and other artifacts.

Shopping in the Ridge

The Ridge in Shimla is the popular shopping site with many shops selling handicrafts and other artifacts. There are various cafes, shops, bars, etc lined up the ridge which attracts a large number of tourists. To the west end of the Ridge is the famous scandal point and on its east end lies the famous Lakkar Bazaar which is famous for wooden items and other handicrafts.

Winter Sports Festival in the Ridge

Being a hill station and due to its geographical conditions, Shimla serves as the only place to have a natural ice skating rink in Asia. Hence, there is an annual celebration of a Winter Sports Festival here which takes place during the month of December and continues till February. The whole place becomes lively and blissful with music, dance, and food during this time.

The view from the ridge is a breathtaking one, with tremendous drops and peaks that pepper the landscape. It is the heart of the beautiful city of Shimla, and locals and tourists alike make sure to stop here for a while almost every day to enjoy some lip-smacking food and a bit of shopping. There are also several hotels in Shimla near ridge which you can book to enjoy a stay close to the main hub of the city. If you are not staying at any of the hotels on ridge Shimla, then you can always walk over to it most easily or take public transport such as a shared auto or jeep to get here. If you plan to visit the ridge Shimla at night, you might need a couple of woolens since even during the summers, it gets pretty cold here in the open. The Ridge mall road Shimla is a must visit when here, so make sure that it is part of your Shimla itinerary.

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    Megha's 3 days trip to Shimla

    The trip was awesome... the hotel was perfect... the view from rooms were best... The services were up to mark ... we loved it... trip was reasonable and best ... we would love to visit again and will also recommend this hotel: hill Patridge ... Shubham was my travel agent ... he was very helpful supportive good... best experience with you guys❤️❤️❤️ Candle light dinner by hill patridge

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    All excellent Best apna cottage on the top of hill and best view from balcony, as well as delicious food and we'll tolerate kitchen staff.

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    There are plenty of shops and eateries near the Ridge in Shimla, apart from beautiful views all around.

    It is one of the most popular attractions of Shimla and is an ideal place to take in the beauty of the city and mingle with the locals.

     

     

    There are plenty of hotels at the Ridge in Shimla, ranging from simple bed and breakfasts to the more lavish 5 star ones.

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