The Ridge street is an expansive open space, situated in the heart of Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, India. The Ridge is the center point of every social activitie of Shimla. It is arranged along the Mall Road, which is the renowned strip mall of Shimla. Most significant spots of Shimla such as Snowdon, Mall, Jakhoo slope, and so on are associated through the Ridge.
It runs east to west close by the Mall Road, and goes along with it at the Scandal Point on the west side. On the east side, The Ridge street prompts Lakkar Bazaar, a wooden specialties market. It’s the real historic point and the most effortlessly perceived face of the slope station. At the point when winter sets in and when the nation had its first significant snowfall of the year, most news papers printed photographs of the edge submerged in bunches of crisp snow.
Conspicuous historic points on the Ridge are a neo-Gothic structure of Church from 1844 and a tudorbethan styled library building worked in 1910. There are three statues on the edge; that of Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, and Dr. Y.S. Parmar, the principal boss pastor of Himachal Pradesh.
The greatest hillstation of the world, at one time the base edge of Shimla had the thickest timberland of the range, now the green slants are secured with firs, pines, the Himalayan oak and carmine rhododendron trees, among which are dabbed red-roofed chalets, half-timbered houses and Gothic Government structures are unmistakable from The Ridge.
The Ridge houses an extensive water repository which goes about as the fundamental supply of Shimla town. The primary water supply of Shimla originates from this tank.
The Ridge is well known for the different government capacities and fairs that are held here. It is typically the venue for every single such festival and occasions. The most well known celebration that is held at the Ridge is the Summer Festival. This well known celebration is held amid the months of April or May and the entire of Shimla wakes up with hues and a mob of exercises. Unmistakable points of interest on The Ridge incorporate Christ Church, a neo-Gothic structure worked in the 1850s, and a Tudorbethan-styled library building.