The famous Ridge at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh (India)
The Ridge is a large open space, carved and finished out of the apex of one of the major hills making part of the historically and mythologically famous Jakhu Hills. It is located in the heart of Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, India, and is unarguably the hubspot of this 'Queen of Hill tations' besides the even more famous 'Mall Road'.
The Ridge has witnessed inumerous historical gatherings, eminent VVIPs and VIPs, elitest of elite, and also the common men through thick and thin. It has also played a major part in the defining of the statehood for Himachal, which once was part of the larger Punjab province even in post-independence era.
The snow-clad plains of the Ridge look most beautiful of all with the tourists and the residents alike enjoying the white-snowy-blanket. The horse ride in every season is another delite all want to have at least once in his/her lifetime.
The Ridge is also the venue for state's summer festival, government functions and other local celebrations. It is marked by the landmarks like a neo-Gothic structure of Church from 1844 and a tudorbethan styled library building built in 1910. The Scandal Point ends the stretches of the Ridge towards the West, while the Lakkar Bazaar and the US Club marks the end of it towards the East.
The Ridge is that lively place of the beautiful hill station Shimla (earlier also called, Simla) which no one can miss out while visiting here.
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