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The Ridge - The most happening place in Shimla

A large open space located in the heart of city

The Ridge is a large open space located in the heart of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is the most happening place in Shimla and the view of mountains from the Ridge looks beautiful and marvelous.

The Mall Road, which is the main shopping center of Shimla, runs alongside the Ridge. Apart from the Mall Road, the Ridge also leads to Lakkad Bazaar on the east side, Kali Badi temple on the west, and is also connected to Jakhoo Temple. The Christ Church and the Shimla library are also located on the Ridge. The main water supply of Shimla comes from the huge water reservoir that is located in the Ridge.

The Ridge has three statues, of Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Dr. Y S Parmar - the first Chief Minister of the state of Himachal Pradesh. The Ridge is a popular destination for the summer festival and other local celebrations held in Shimla. The winter sports festival is also held at the Ridge. It is also a perfect hangout place for the tourists, as they can spend a lot of time on the Ridge by taking a long walk, enjoying the tasty snacks and ice-creams at the roadside eateries, delicious cuisines at the restaurants, and yummy coffee at the cafe. The beauty of Ridge and the Christ Church looks awesome during night.

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Best Time to visit Ridge

The best season to visit the Ridge, Shimla, is from April to June; but if you want to see the beautiful snowfall, then you must go to in between December and February.

How to reach Ridge

The nearest airport is the Jubbarhatti airport, which is at a distance of about 25 kms from Ridge, Shimla. The nearest railway station is at Kalka, which is about 100 kms away from Ridge, Shimla. Shimla also has its own railway station which is well connected to the Kalka railway station by The Himalayan Railway (Toy Train).

To see the other famous hill stations, visit Famous Hill Stations of India.

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