The Ridge, Shimla

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Stroll down The Ridge, a huge walkway running alongside Mall Road, a famous shopping center. The west end of the walkway joins with this major road, with the east end housing a bazaar filled with wooden crafts. In between, the walkway abounds with shops, food vendors, and landmarks. Keep your eyes peeled for a 19th-century neo-Gothic church and an early 20th-century library. You can also locate three statues of important local figures: Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, and Dr. Y.S. Parmar, the first chief minister of Himachal Pradesh. Work out when and for how long to visit The Ridge and other Shimla attractions using our handy Shimla vacation generator.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The most happ place in shimla. The place to be with your loved one. Sit on the bench, enjoy the scenery, have Softy. Nice cool breeze, go for horse riding and get vitamin eye. A refreshing moment.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    This place is large ground. Plastic bags are banned so please dont care it. We have here: )Horse ridding )Cliking pics using the local outfit )There are different type of religious temples like church...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    A cool place to hang out. Idle for relaxing & soaking oneself in the serene Beauty of the Hills. Adequate facility of sitting & some restaurants over here. The Church is also on the Ridge. One can go ...  more »

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Where to stay in Shimla

A tourist destination since the days of the Raj, Shimla has plenty of accommodations to choose from, whatever your style and budget. Take a look along The Mall and The Ridge in the town center for the bulk of what's on offer, with everything from hostels to hotels available. Some particularly grand hotels take pride of place on the outskirts to the northeast and west, offering luxurious, large rooms, and extra facilities, such as pools, restaurants, and spas. These high-end options also provide extensive views of the Himalayan landscape.
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