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Scandal Point In Shimla, Himachal

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India 
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About Scandal Point In Shimla

The Scandal point in Shimla is located on the famous Mall Road. The point has a gripping story and is also famous for enthralling and scenic views of the mighty mountain ranges. The place can be explored in 2 to 3 hours and sees around 18 million tourists each year. Owing to a mysterious name, the curiosity increases and the place attracts many travelers.   

Scandal Point in Shimla is one of the most popular attractions for locals and tourists alike. It is located at the crossroads of the Ridge Road and Mall Road meet, right in the heart of the city. As the name probably denotes, the name of Scandal Point in Shimla has a shroud of mystery around it.

History of Scandal Point 

There are several other stories attached to the places as well, but none of them as compelling and believable as this one.Scandal Point also has a statue of Lala Lajpat Rai, as well as the General Post Office, which is one of the oldest buildings of Shimla. It is one of the famous historical places to visit in Shimla

Why is it called Scandal Point?

Legend has it that the Maharaja of Patiala eloped with the daughter of the then British Viceroy, and this is the place where they decided to meet up. Hence, since then this point has come to be known as Scandal point. 

Story of Scandal Point

The story revolving around Scandal Point includes two eminent personalities of those times which were Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, the Maharaja of Patiala, and British viceroy’s daughter. During British rule, Lord Kitchener had to move to Shimla with his family. As soon as they moved to Shimla, Lord Kitchener and Maharaja Bhupinder Singh became good friends. The two visited each other frequently and spent time together. Slowly, Kitchener’s daughter met Bhupinder Singh and started to get well familiarized with each other. Soon, both fell in love and wanted to get married but this wasn’t accepted by Lord Kitchener. Finally, the couples met at the scandal point and ran away in 1892, this is how the point got the name Scandal point in Shimla. 

Attractions near Scandal Point

The famous attractions near Scandal Point in Shimla at Mall Road which is famous for shopping handicrafts and Kalka Shimla toy train which takes you through beautiful surroundings. Another famous place is The Ridge which is famous for picturesque surroundings and is located in the heart of the city.

There are benches for tired travelers, from where you can enjoy the view of the entire valley. Shopping and trying out the local street food is a good idea here since there are several shops here that have been featured in various documentaries and movies. Scandal Point in Shimla is one of the must-visit places when touring Shimla, so make sure that you take out an evening to stroll around the place. If nothing else, a good brisk walk here is sure to reinvigorate you for sure.

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    You can hire a taxi from the city center to reach Scandal Point. On the other hand, you can also walk over to Scandal Point.

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