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Scandal Point


Located on the Mall Road in Shimla, Scandal Point is a major landmark and tourist spot of the town, owing to its interesting past. The place derives its name from the story of the commotion caused after the Maharaja of Patiala had eloped with the British Viceroy’s daughter at this junction point.

The story goes that the King of Patiala was smitten by the daughter of the Viceroy of India. One day while she was taking a leisurely walk in this place, he kidnapped her. From then onwards the place came to be known as the Scandal Point of Shimla. The Scandal Point is where the Ridge Road and Mall Road intersect.

The Scandal Point is a popular spot for people of all age groups. Tourists gather here every day to hear the age old story of the place from the guides. One can take snaps of the place as well as the statue of the eminent freedom fighter Lala Rajpat Rai that has been erected at the site. The Scandal Point is considered to be the highest point in Shimla and is lined by various restaurant and shops. The major attractions located at this point are the Scotland Church, the famous Alfa restaurant serving some mouth-watering Indian cuisines as well as western food, and the picturesque view of the valleys overlooking the Scandal Point. The highly exotic scenic attraction of the Scandal Point compels one to visit the place over and over.

Best time to visit

Scandal Point can be visited throughout the year as each season in Shimla has its own charm. However, the best time to visit the Scandal Point and Shimla is from September to November as it is the peak season for tourism in the town.


King of Patiala was later banned from entering Shimla. So, he put up a summer capital for himself at a small village called Chail.

The Scandal Point is a popular spot for the locals who assemble here for gossips on various love affairs!


The Scandal Point is an open area which can be visited all the year round.

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