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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 an 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 

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. 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?

The story revolving around Scandal Point includes two eminent personalities of those times which were Maharaj 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 Maharaj Bhupinder Singh become 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 are 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 picturseque 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 when 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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      Not too happy with the booking First the good parts: 1. Well-arranged trips, ample time to go around for seeing different places 2. Good hotels in Shimla, Manali, and Dalhousie. The views were amazing from all these hotels, and so were the rooms and the service. Special mention about the hotel in Dalhousie, beautiful place, amazing views and awesome food. The parents were very happy. 3. The driver was quite well mannered and had equally good driving skills Not so good and improvement areas: 1. The driver had very bad navigational skills, was uncooperative, especially when it came to asking for directions in a new place. It was strange as you would expect to get someone who will have good knowledge about the place where he goes almost regularly 2. This trip was customized which is why a lot of responsibility rested with the driver who was either unhelpful when it came to assisting or suggesting something to do, or was unaware of most of the things 3. The hotel in Chandigarh was unhygienic, one of the rooms had cockroaches roaming around, another had bedbugs and the third room was damp and smelled as if it always remains shut. My father had to stay up the entire night because of bed-bug bites 4. The hotel in Dharamshala was again old, dirty and unhygienic too. They tried to pass-off the water from the dish-cleaning area as drinking water. Rooms were shabby, blankets were worn out and dirty, furnishings were very old and shabbily kept. Not something you expect from an apparent 3 star hotel
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      Pratik Kundu

      Delhi, 15 hours ago

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      Some of the hotels are good but locations are not easily accessible particularly when there are aged tourists with you. As for New Delhi hotels, please check with the hotel authorities whether they really meet star standards. For example, Good Luck hotel at Delhi does not fulfil the standards of a three star hotel. They don't even have plates to serve the food. Manali Hotel was the best. Hotel at Shimla was very co-operative and extended all possible assistance. On the way back, New Delhi hotel was very good. In all the hotels, except Good Luck, the staff members were very helpful.
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      Prateepsg

      Dibrugarh, 2 days ago

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      We have planned for 8 day tour where Nikita our tour coordinator helped us booking the Trip Will divide the review into multiple parts so that it will help others to decide(Hotel, Food, Places, CAB, On Tour Support) CAB Lucky(Lalchand Bhatia) : knows every inch of Himachal and the vehicle is Innova Crysta and the best we can expect. itinerary was well communicated to Lucky and that we need not to worry about our schedule On Tour Support : Nikita, helped us to prepare ourselves for the travel before a day what to bring for wearing and all and gave good support during the journey providing quick support by coordinating with cab driver and changing the hotel in case of venue changes in the last minute. Hotels & Food Our trip is 8 days long and we almost stayed in 7 different hotels 1. Shimla --> Rajat Hotel (Food is decent but Not the hotel ) shimla is a good place and they can get better hotel 2. Sangla --> IBex Camp (Excellent view and decent food with the surrounding nothing to complain about) 3. Kalpa --> Tab Exotic, ( Decent hotel with Decent Food) 4. Tabo --> Sidharth (Nice hotel with Nice food ) 5. Kaza --> Spiti Valley -> (decent hotel with decent food) then can do little better here as its also big tourist place 6. Chandratal --> didnt stay in Tenzin camp due to heavy snow 7. Manali --> Mountain View --> Nice Hotel with Nice food 8. Chandigarh --> Hotel Oscar Regency --> (Worst hotel and worst food) we stayed for night room is full of alcohol and cigarette smell Overall : Its great trip, and on the last day we got the snow fall my kids enjoyed it a lot and its beautiful journey. Precautions: Food is only Parotha, Rice and Bread available mostly, as it takes a lot of journey if you are going towards spiti better keep some snacks of your own and some pickles in case you miss your home food
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      Madhukar Pvsn

      Hyderabad, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      Overall travel experience was good. But being promoted over and over again that it is family trip hotel is booked out of Shimla city. There should be promt for meals provided in hotel. Simply saying lunch or breakfast does not help for the travelers. Travellers should be given information details regarding veg and non veg meals.
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      Aparajita Chanda

      Delhi, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      Overall travel experience was good. But being promoted over and over again that it is family trip hotel is booked out of Shimla city. There should be promt for meals provided in hotel. Simply saying lunch or breakfast does not help for the travelers. Travellers should be given information details regarding veg and non veg meals.
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      Aparajita Chanda

      Delhi, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      Overall travel experience was good. But being promoted over and over again that it is family trip hotel is booked out of Shimla city. There should be promt for meals provided in hotel. Simply saying lunch or breakfast does not help for the travelers. Travellers should be given information details regarding veg and non veg meals.
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      Aparajita Chanda

      Delhi, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      Excellent trip ..... Happy with the appearance of cab driver and trip arrenger mr sumit and really enjoyed a lot. the hotel in shimla was good in decoration and quality but in very far from shimla main town and road conditions are very bad have to improve that point and after 10 pm when returning to hotel saw a tendua crossing the road so I was not happy with that matter and inform mr sumit at that time. Very bad response from kasturi as when ever called regarding any issue on trip she not even pickup my call also not call me back so very much disappointed with the company's contact person but walk holiday is fantastic and thanking mr sumit for his very quick response and help. Thanking mr jogindar and kuldeep for their humble and gentle behaviour. Other wise all are good but request you to provide a driver with voucher so that he can aware of the plan. River rafting and hotel golden Apple resort view.
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      Suman Bera

      Kolkata, 3 days ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      Travel agents were professional and helped in all the time until our tour got finished. I got this package with a very reasonable budget. Hotel stay and service both were very satisfactory. I had faced a few issues with cab driver (Puppy Shimla), who was not very helpful. Manali stays and its beautiful landscapes from the hotel view was a great experience.
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      Lakshmikanthm

      Hyderabad, 4 days ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      Overall had a good experience except that the hotel provided to us at Manali was not as good as in Shimla. Also it took much more time communicating between all cities than mentioned in itenery like it took more than 10 hrs from Delhi to Shimla, more than 11 hrs from Shimla to Manali and more than 16 hrs from Manali to Delhi. It should have been mentioned beforehand. Our driver took us to a apple orchard near Manali which was very nice.
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      Amitabh Prasad

      Delhi, 4 days ago

    • Trip to Shimla

      We had a wonderful and beautiful moments to cherished. The agent we got contacted to was Samriti who was ever ready to answer all our questions and clrify our doubts patiently right from the very beginning like going through the different tour packages, inclusion and exclusion of more member to our team, payment issue and all. We feel lucky that she was there. The driver was from Karnal who was very good nad cool. The hotel in Shimla was nice. But the one in Manali was a little bit below our expectation. We had a great moment tht we will fondly cherished since it was our first family tour and nicely arranged by the Agent. Thank you Travel Triangle.Thank youAgent Samriti. Thank you Driver. Hoping to have another journey with traveltriangle soon
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      Esi Rengsi

      New delhi, 4 days ago

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    Enjoy the picturesque views from the Scandal Point in Shimla, the place is located on the Mall Road which is in the heart of the city. You can indulge in shopping souvenirs, small handicrafts, and woolens. The place is also filled with small restaurants and cafes where you can try local delicacies of Shimla. 

    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.

    Scandal Point is named after the alleged affair of the King of Shimla and the daughter of the then Viceroy. After they eloped together, this is where they met up first.

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