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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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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  • 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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    FAQ's of Shimla

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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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