With the Christ church, town hall & Gaiety theatre and some of the best multi cuisine restaurants which opens up to beautiful views of the hills strewn around the Ridge and the mall road one can't help but spend atleast one evening at the Ridge during their stay in Shimla. The Christ church on the Ridge with Raj-era memorials and fine stained glass windows is the second-oldest church in northern India.
Sightseeing in Shimla
Shimla is an ideal destination to get away from everything and just relax soaking in the fresh mountain air however for the adventurous there is lots to see and do in Shimla too! Almost everything in Shimla is clustered around the Ridge and mall road. Scandal point where the Ridge road and the mall road meets is marked now by a statue of Lala Lajpat Rai.
Himachal State Museum & Library
About 2.5km from the Mall road the Himachal State Museum has an impressive collection of Kangra and Mughal miniatures, Chamba embroidery, coins weapons and jewellery.
Located 2 kilometers from the Ridge Jakhu Temple is a temple in Shimla dedicated to Hanuman. A steep uphill climb from the Ridge will get you to the Jakhu temple. The Jakhu temple is located at a height of 2455 meters on the highest peak in Shimla.
Viceregal Lodge located on the observatory hills of Shimla is an impressive victorian building which was built as an official residence for the British viceroys. The Viceregal lodge has historical importance too. The Shimla conference in 1945 and the decision to partition India in 1947 was taken in this building. Today it houses the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, but you can take a guided tour of the buildings. Tickets - Rs 20 to look around the gardens