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. Make The Ridge a centerpiece of your Shimla vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Shimla trip planning site .
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  • It has a great view. It is a big wide area with historical monuments all around it. You can have a nice stroll in this area.  more »
  • The Ridge is an amazing place and one of the best. It offers scenic views of the surrounding areas and has some good places to eat. The cost to eat is also decent and one can spend an entire day roami...  more »
  • It's heart of Shimla.. I visited in evening and really enjoyed. It was crowded but still we loved .....  more »
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  • Amazing place, Such a wonderful experience. All are good.. The weather, the ambiance, nature, peace, food, buildings, hill views. A must visit place. The best time to visit is September to November or March to July.
  • One of the most visited and busiest places in Shimla, yet you will feel a moment of calmness in the air surrounding, you can sit and relax there enjoying looking at various activities happening all around. The place gives you a bird's eye view of Shimla and is actually a very central place from where you can go to all nearby tourist spots.
  • Amazing feeling to watch Tricolor in Fogy Evening. Best Place for Spending many hours in Shimla. Most Popular one.
  • I can sit at this place for the whole day. It is simply beautiful and calm.
  • Located in the heart of Shimla is the famous tourist attraction known as The Ridge. The Ridge is the hub of all cultural activities of Shimla. It is situated along the MallRoad, which is the famous shopping center of Shimla. Most major places of Shimla like Lakkar Bazaar, Mall, Scandal Point, Jakhoo hill, etc. are connected through the Ridge. The main water supply of Shimla comes from the huge water reservoir that is located in the Ridge. The Ridge is famous for the various government functions and fairs that areheld here. It is usually the venue for all such celebrations and events. The most famous festival that is held at the Ridge is the Summer Festival. This famous festival is heldduring the months of April or May and the whole of Shimla comes alive with colors and a riot of activities.

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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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