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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Jan - Dec

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2-4 Days

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Rs. 4,838

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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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Places To Visit In Shimla

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    Famed for its grounds, golf course and racecourse, Annandale is a popular tourist attraction in Shimla- the summer capital of the British Era for the visiting dignitaries and soldiers. They needed their sources of entertainment, and that is how Annandale golf course Shimla came to existence. A uniqu...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Green Valley in Shimla

    Also known as the Hassan Valley, Green Valley in Shimla is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh. It is located about 10 kilometres from Shimla. Green Valley features a beautiful mountain range on the way to Kufri from Shimla along National Highway 22. Shimla Green Valley is about 2200 to 2500 metr...

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  • Shoghi in Shimla

    Shoghi in Himachal Pradesh is a picturesque hamlet about 15 kilometres from Shimla along the famous Kalka-Shimla Railway and National Highway 22. Walking in the woods, camping under the stars, visiting temples, and taking a train ride are popular things to do in Shoghi. Of all these activities in Shoghi, overnight camping i...

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Things To Do In Shimla

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  • Shopping At Lakkar Bazar In Shimla

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  • Toy Train In Shimla

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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...

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  • Ice Skating In Shimla

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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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      Felt that the cost of the package was costly. Hospitality received in hotels was good. Could have booked sleeper buses instead of semi sleeper for the travel between Delhi to Shimla and Manali to Delhi.
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      Hari Haran

      New delhi, 19 hours ago

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      I would like to thanks Shailvi for providing me , such an planned trip to Manali and Shimla. Which was a great experience to me and my family.
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      Sethu Raman

      New delhi, a day ago

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      Excellent Mr Ravi tomar has arranged the trip in a very smooth manner and we had lots of experience and good memories. The stay at shimla and manali is nice and the support extended by ravi tomar is very much appreciable. All over the trip is very memorable.
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      Guntreddi Govinda Rao

      Visakhapatnam, 3 days ago

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      First driver was not knowing any places. Bcz of him we missed some places. No free time we got to rest. It was fully a tight packed travel. Shimla hotel was hopeless. No water in the morning. Bedbugs were there in the room. In Manali hotel was nice. An adventurous trip to rohtang pass.
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      Veluthodathsreelatha

      Bengaluru, 16 days ago

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      Based on their very positive reviews, we have selected walk holiday and booked a 5-day Manali-Shimla-Chandigad tour and used them to arrange our overland car transport from Delhi pickup and drop. I found the service and response of this travel agency to be excellent. Specially Rakhi and Sumit very supportive and always in contact.Rakhi always making sure that all things are well in place and as asked.i will suggest to chose Walk holiday for your trip. Manali rohtang pass is best place to visit,want to go back their.
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      Chetan Muley

      Mumbai, 22 days ago

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      My trip is for 6D/5N to Shimla Manali. Overall experience of trip is awesome . Guruji travels provide best hotels with best view from this.as well as provide atos cab with experienced guys. Due all thing our trip always be memorable.
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      Deepak Baviskar

      Mumbai, 22 days ago

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      This was a trip with friends for 7 days which included Shimla, kasol and manali. We all had some really good time during the trip but also some bad time. The best part of this journey was that we got a really cooperative driver and the vehicle was also good. The scenic beauty of himachal never stops to amaze you. Specially views at shimla, kasol and rohtang pass. We had a very bad experience at Kasol when the hotel incharge over there informed us that there is no electricity at hotel due some failure. They asked us to see alternative hotels which were very dirty and of low cost compared to what we had already paid. After travelling for almost 12 hours, we wasted 3 hours in looking for other hotel options. We called travel agency but they couldn’t do anything except talking. We had no option, so we had to stay at the same hotel we booked. The hotel could not provide us with basic amenities like toiletries, towels etc. At that moment I realized, never pay full amount untill your trip ends. TravelTriangle should take care of these things. We woke up in the morning and went to manikaran gurudwara. The hot water springs over there were amazing. The best part of the trip was rohtang pass and river rafting at manali. One thing which we felt gone wrong was that we came from Mumbai to Delhi and started our trip from delhi onwards. Instead we should have booked tickets from Mumbai to Chandigarh. If our trip start point and drop would’ve been from Chandigarh, it might have reduced 6 hours of Cab journey. We didn’t know this as it was our first trip to himachal. I wish our travel agent has informed us about this. Otherwise, it was a good experience overall. Hotel at manali was good. Hotel at shimla was too far and isolated from main city. Amenities were not that good. I already shared experience about hotel at kasol which was bad except for food which they served. Experience with Travel talkies was bad, as the agent who booked our ticket had quit the job and the manager was only interested in getting all the installments done asap. After getting paid, customer is of no use to them. Experience with TravelTriangle was also not as expected or as I have experienced in my earlier bookings . They should not limit themselves by just creating one Whatsapp group. They should take responsibility of all the payment releases and if agent doesn’t meet the expectations, action should be taken. They should ask agencies to check with hotels and cab at least one day before visitors arrival. Hope that TravelTriangle will try to address these issues so that customers won’t face a hard time during the trip.
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      Tanuj Kumar

      Delhi, 25 days ago

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      Had a wonderful trip to Shimla - Manali, it was perfectly arranged by 1.5 billion inches. Anshika from 1.5 billion inches was available for any queries or inquiries. Planning from them was spot on, the hotels provided were really nice with very good service. I would certainly recommend 1.5 billion inches, to anyone who is planning for shimla-manali trip. Thanks 1.5 billion inches.
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      Satish Rodd

      a month ago

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      Well I have to say that I'm always a little nervous about booking a trip online but everything worked out fine with God's grace. Our family were given nice surprises throughout our trip by Raina David (Travel Triangle) Raina David, Ms Meghana and Mr Santa Singh (My Trip Organiser and Mr Gurpreet Sharma (our tour driver and guide). we had a wonderful experience as part of our Himalayan valley Trip 2019. Many Thanks Ms Meghana and Mr Santa Singh to My Trip Organiser who helped to plan this out.. what is possible and what;s not based on the time and the peak season traffic.. Whenever we had issues with the hotel, Ms Meghana/Mr Santa was able to help us. We had 11 day trip.. Covering Shimla, Manali, Dharamashala, Delhouise, Delhi and Arga. Apart from Delhi and Arga, the trip was so amazing.. Mr Gurpreet Sharma (9803936337) was our tour driver and guide (enough though it was not his duty). He has good driving skill and is very careful on road. He's also very friendly and talk with us telling places history and stories around it. He always waited for us patiently for taking photos and taking us to good hotels and even local food places on the roads. We were picked up at our hotel and other places promptly. He had no complaint for driving night or early morning.. He always carry a smile with him from the first day until last day. Big Thumbs up for him. We really missed on Delhi and Arga trip. hotels recommended by Ms Meghana and Mr Santa Singh from My Trip Organiser were so good Kamna Hill Resort, Shimla: During both breakfast and dinner at Kamna Hill Resort, the food and service was excellent. Thanks to chefs Jaspal Thakur and Bhuvan Bhatt. We felt really pampered by the caring staff - special thanks to both Mr.Shantnu and Mr Hukum Kashyap. Special attention given to kids. The location of the hotel was superb as it was quiet and away from the main hustle and bustle of the rest of Shimla. We were totally relaxed and left all our cares back on during our stay there. We would definitely be looking forward to going back again Holiday Heights Manali: We really appreciated for Holiday Heights at manali warm welcoming and excellent services. It was wonderful holiday with family in manali. we are delighted to be guided by Mr Lucky, Manager who arranged for us even the special visit to Rohtang Pass trip. Without even asking he and his staff packaged breakfast for us as we left to the trip at 4 AM. holiday heights at manali has a very professional and dedicated team. Hotel Udechee Huts, Dharamshala Beautiful location, sitting on the balcony of the hut and watching sunrise was amazing and surrounded by greenery and mountain. friendly staff, nice environment and they went on helping with special request for late night dinner even at 12 AM at the mid night as they go late to the drive to this location. Thanks to Yaduraaj, Ashwani and Team Indraprastha Resort Dalhousie : The staff at Indraprastha Resort Dalhousie were very attentive to our requests. They were generous with their assistance and went an extra mile to make our stay really comfortable starting with welcome drink. Our family enjoyed the amazing food during both breakfast and dinner. Thanks to Chef - Mr. Chaman Sharma and Mr. Anil and his friends who served us so warmly. Not forgetting the live music with wonderful selection of songs! THanks to Mr. Arun Puri .. You are have a special gift to entertain us. The Indraprastha Resort has set the standard of Resort at Dalhousie for my family really high. It's hard to beat! We will surely visit again! Taurus hotel, Delhi We had a 5 star experience @ Taurus hotel, Delhi. Absolutely beautiful in house dining wonderful atmosphere friendly waiters and special thanks to Ms Pooja who was constantly checking with how is food and taking song dedications. We only met with smiling and courteous staff like Mr. Praveen who at all times took good care of us and was very prompt in bringing it up and down from our rooms. To all the staffs, thank you very much for a wonderful stay. Overall, My Trip Organiser made this possible and were very much responsive both preplanning and during the trip. They responded every time when we needed help. To My Trip Organiser we will give 4 stars out of 5 providing valuable planning and support services throughout our trip even at the night or weekend time
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      Joseph George

      Delhi airport, a month ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      It's a fabulous journey for me all things are perfect like the hotel cab bus all arrangements are well planned .I am too much satisfied and happy with take the package from holiday triangle.Paradise village resort, Shimla staff is very co-operative specially owner Mr. Chandan well trip manage by Jagdeesh and jitendra. Thank you team for making my holiday memorable.
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      Delhi, a month ago

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

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

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