The Ridge In Shimla
The view from the ridge is a breathtaking one
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Jan - Dec
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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Places To Visit In Shimla
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Annandale in Shimla
Famed for its grounds, golf course and racecourse, Annandale is a popular tourist attraction in Shimla. Located at a distance of about 2 km from Shimla Railway Station and 5 km from the Ridge, Annandale in Shimla is easily accessible via can or taxi. Nestled at a height of about 6227 feet above sea level, this attraction de...
Naldehra in Shimla
One of the most popular tourist attractions of Shimla, Naldehra Shimla is a great place to enjoy a few rounds of golf amid the beauty of nature. A place where you can forget the hustle bustle of city life on your vacation, Naldehra golf course Shimla is where tourists and locals alike come from all over and spend hours rubb...
Summer Hill in Shimla
Summer hill Shimla is a major tourist attraction for people from far and wide. It is a small hill located a little bit away from the city of Shimla, and is actually one of the seven hills which are part of Shimla. It is certainly the most popular hill among tourists who wish to see some of the most beautiful scenery all aro...
Green Valley in Shimla
Located about 10 kilometres from downtown Shimla, Green Valley features a beautiful mountain range on the way to Kufri from Shimla along National Highway 22. Owing to its proximity to Shimla Railway Station, this attraction is easily accessible via cabs or taxis. Also known as the Hassan Valley, Green Valley in Shimla is on...
Shoghi in Shimla
Shoghi is located 13 kilometers away from Shimla and is flooded with lush green hilly slopes and gorgeous pine trees. Shoghi in Shimla is popular for local produce like pickles, syrups, juices, and jellies. The place is also dotted with many temples and is referred to as the temple town. The place can be explored in 2 to 3 ...
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Things To Do In Shimla
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Shopping At Lakkar Bazar In Shimla
After you are done shopping you can even trek up to Jakhoo peak as the bazaar is at the beginning of this peak. Shimla is a shopaholic’s delight as there are several markets here where you can pick up a variety of shawls, local handicrafts, exquisite jewelry, woolens, etc. Among the markets of this “Queen of the Hills”, sho...
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- Local market
Toy Train In Shimla
Chug along the pine-covered mountains of Shimla on the famous toy train. This toy train in Shimla is listed among the UNESCO world heritage sights and is one of the major tourist delights of Shimla. Explore the beauty of the lush terrains of Himachal on this toy train ride and let the cool winds sweep across your face.
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Summer Festival In Shimla
Shimla’s vibrance and dynamism can be felt in the summer festival held here every year for ten days during the brink of summer season, in either May or June. This summer festival in Shimla is a riot of festivities and colors and celebrates the advent of summer. You can watch the plethora of local talent all around in the fo...
- Cultural shows
- Folk Dance
- Music Cultural Show
Ice Skating In Shimla
Shimla is known as one of the top ice skating places in India. The hill station in Himachal offers a variety of adventure activities and out of these ice skating in Shimla is one of the most popular things to do. This is an enjoyable adventure activity as you get to skate across the frozen slopes along the foothills of the ...
- Snow Activities
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Skiing In Kufri
The snowy landscapes of Kufri make this a skier’s paradise and attract tourists from all corners of the country. Skiing in Kufri is an exciting sport where you will get to experience an adrenaline rush while skiing across the icy slopes. Hundreds of skiers flock to this region right from when the snowfall begins in the wint...
- Snow View Point
- Snow Activities
- Adventure Activities
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- Stunning views
- Ideal for couples
- Ideal for friends
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Kani's 4 days trip to ShimlaIts was a great trip . Travel agent and driver was good and guided us very well. Good memories and good services from their side
Riddhish's 7 days trip to ShimlaAll together it was a good experience right from the pickup at the Chandigarh airport to exploring Himachal to our drop to Amritsar on the last day of the trip. We travelled in the month of March (6th to 15th). The driver was efficient and reliable. All the four hotels were good except we had a bitter experience in Golden Apple in Manali. We were supposed to celebrate our anniversary on 8th March in Manali and there were absolutely no arrangements made even though we were told that this would be arranged beforehand, there was a miscommunication between the company and the hotel management. The service was very slow in Golden apple and specially the front desk manager was rude and was absolutely not interested to listen to our concerns. They had a veg buffet and it was repetitive and options were very limited, we also found other guests complaining about the menu and quality of food during breakfast and dinner. We had our anniversary dinner on 9th instead of 8th due to utter mismanagement. Even though there were several calls made by Travel triangle to the hotel manager he was still very adamant to make the required arrangements for our pre-planned anniversary dinner. So finally the food was served in the room after multiple requests, it was a regular veg dinner (nothing special) and a chicken curry (all packed food) and two broken candles and a match box. Is this what we call an anniversary dinner? It was totally ruined and and absolutely disappointing, had a lot of expectations. The cake was horrible and so was decoration in the room. The food quality was again pathetic. The hotel staff in Manali always had this attitude towards us as if we were staying there for free. The food in Dharamsala hotel was definitely not good, but the hotel service and room was pretty good. We had a very good experience in Shimla and Dalhousie. Overall it was a fun holiday.
Niharika's 7 days trip to ShimlaThe experience as a whole was good! Was quite impressed with the hotel services at Chandigarh and Kasol. The hotel given to us for Manali wasn't great at all. It was an untidy place and we were also charged a 2% extra tariff on card services. The cab service & driver were excellent.
Dhushyanth's 7 days trip to ShimlaEverybody plans their trip through travels to travel tension free but our experience was just opposite. We travelled to manali and shimla with lots of tension because of bag packers tours and travels . They didn't let us travel tension freely . Even though the total amount was cleared cab and hotel people asks for money and the assigned travel agents did not respond properly. Much of the time was wasted due to this money issues. Please do not do this to anybody and next time I would definitely not recommend this travels to anybody. It's a big NO!!!
Dipakshetty's 5 days trip to ShimlaIt was very nice trip, Cab Driver was also good & supportive. Overall experience was very good. only we were little dis-pointed with food quality in Dharamshala which was addressed on time.
Inaseetha's 4 days trip to ShimlaThe whole trip was very nice. The hotel was good , the cab driver was cooperative and everything was well taken care of.
Yash's 4 days trip to ShimlaThe trip went really smoothly. The hotel staff was very hospitable, and we're very cooperative as well.
Ganesh's 6 days trip to ShimlaAll and all, it was a great trip and Driver was very professional. Solang Valley!
Kunal's 3 days trip to ShimlaIt was a memorable trip and all because of travel triangle. All the arrangements were good. The driver was very friendly.He took us to really good places with breathtaking views. Couldn't have asked for more. Can't chose one!! Paragliding in Kullu, fun activities in Solang valley, view from hotel(it was breath taking!!!) Overall trip was memorable!!:)
Gouravdhiman's 5 days trip to ShimlaIt was amazing experience to visit manali Tyre ride in solang valley was our best experience
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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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