The Ridge In Shimla
The view from the ridge is a breathtaking one
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Best time to visit
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 ...
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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...
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- Snow Activities
- Adventure Activities
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- Stunning views
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- Ideal for friends
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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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