#8 of 23 things to do in Shimla

Situated in the heart of Shimla, the Ridge is a large open space along the Mall road, a famous shopping centre. The Ridge is a hub for major social and cultural activities od Shimla. Running east to west alongside the mall road, the Ridge joins the Scandal Point on the west. The Snowdon, mall, Jakho hill etc can be only accessed by passing through the Ridge. The Ridge road leads to Lakar Bazar a wooden crafts market, a major landmark of the hill station.

Being one of the biggest hill stations of the country, the slopes along the ridge are covered with thick covers of pines, firs, oaks and rhododendron trees along with half-timbered houses. Underneath the Ridge, large water tanks are placed from which water is supplied to the British era tourist town. Being a venue for the most of the government functions, fairs, and events, the Ridge is a beautiful manifestation of the celebration of life in Shimla.