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Label : Must Visit

Tags : Commercial Street

Timings : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Elevation : 2,205 m

Snowfall Season : November - January

Historical Structures :

  • Statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Y.S. Parmar (the chief minister of Himachal)
  • Tudorbethan style library and Old christ church

Best time to visit : April to August and December to January

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Ridge, Shimla Overview

At the heart of the 'British Summer Capital' - Shimla, The Ridge is the most photographed wide-open street located on the side of Shimla Mall Road. The Ridge has everything, from shops selling some exclusive artefacts to the spectacular view of the snow-capped mountain ranges. Best known for shopping and for being the social hub of the city, the Ridge still holds Shimla's rich past in its Gothic buildings and prehistoric architecture.

The road is lined with cafes, bars, boutiques, shops and restaurants attracting the huge crowd that visit the famous Mall Road. It runs from east to west on the side of the Mall Road and connects it to the famous Scandal Point on the west end. On the east end, it is connected to the Lakkar Bazaar, which is the most famous wooden crafts market in Shimla.

Must Know Before You Visit Ridge

Note : 1. Vehicles are not allowed on this street.
2. Do take care of waste disposal. Although a market place, locals care to keep the surroundings clean.

Ridge Highlights

1. Shimla Summer Festival , Shimla

Shimla Summer Festival , Shimla
The Shimla Summer Festival is a celebration of the bounty of the harvest, and the festivities honour the advent of the summer. Spread out over five days; the festival is a gala of musical performances (Read More), cultural attractions, folk performances, local handicraft exhibitions, as well as with quirky activities like fashion shows, dog shows, stalls that sell artisanal ware and serve up local cuisine; it is an event that has something for everybody.

Dates: April or May

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