Scandal Point, Shimla
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Scandal Point

Rank 7
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in Shimla
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14 Ratings & 9 Reviews

About Scandal Point

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Scandal Point is a popular tourist site located on the Mall Road, nearby Railway Building. The site is situated at the intersection of road to Ridge and the Mall. Scotland Church, historical Alfa restaurant and the beautiful view of the valleys are the highlighting features of the site.

According to the historians, the place derived its name from the incidence, as emperor of Patiala, smitten by daughter of Viceroy of India, kidnapped her from this point. The reason of the incidence is not disclosed, with historians describing it as sinful as well as a national pride.

The highest point of the Mall area, Scandal point also features statue of the legendary freedom fighter of India, Lala Lajpat Rai. Behind the Scandal Point of Shimla, there is a general post office and a Scotland Church that also lures tourists due to its historic significance.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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9 traveller reviews for Scandal Point

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Gaurav Maheshwari

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  • Gaurav Maheshwari
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 7 photos
  • 27 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  22455 readers

"Offers good view"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 28, 2016
The place is set right at corner of Ridge Road and Mall Road, it's named by Britishers. The place offers good view of both Ridge Road and Mall Road, the place gives the feel of chills of Shimla.
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Manish bhatnagar

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  • Manish bhatnagar
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 30 photos
  • 48 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  29074 readers

"Very famous place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2016
The place is at the Mall road and very famous as its got very unique name and unique story behind it. Scandal Point is at the mall road near to ridge. The place is the area of shops where one can buy stuffs and eat fast food. It's one good place to visit and spend sometime.
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 4028 photos
  • 662 Reviews
  •  11258 helpful votes
  •  193393 readers

"The Mall's Scandal"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 30, 2015
The so-called " Scandal " refers to the reputed abduction of an English Lady, in the late 19th century, from this spot by Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. Now at this spot the famous freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai's statue which was brought from Pakistan, is installed. This was The Mall's Scandal, as this incident took place on The Mall Road.
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Deepak Shivakumaraiah

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  • Deepak Shivakumaraiah
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 8 Reviews
  •  3405 readers

"Nothing great to see"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Jul 28, 2015
You will be visiting this place when you go to Mall road. Its at the end of mall road. There is nothing great to see and enjoy at this place. Its just a place and nothing more than that. Anyways you will see this place once you visit mall road. Don't think there something great at this place like the name excites you!
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Srimanth Saha

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  • Srimanth Saha
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 10 Reviews
  •  58 helpful votes
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"Awesome Place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 1, 2014
Scandal Point as the name sound is not at all matching but I will say this place is too good for photography and spend your time in evening as well as in early morning. We can breathe pure fresh air at this location and I would say if you are a Photography Lover or photofile the this is a very good place for you to do photography.
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Krishna Singh

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  • Krishna Singh
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 5 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  147 helpful votes
  •  41558 readers

"An amazing site"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 9, 2014
The story goes that the then Maharaja (ruler) of Patiala had eloped with the daughter of the British Viceroy. This had led to the Maharaja being banished from entering Shimla by the British authorities. He countered the move by setting himself a new summer capital - now a famous hill resort, Chail, 45 km from Shimla.
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  • Harinder
  • 8 Reviews
  •  18 helpful votes
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"Wonderful aura of British days"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 18, 2014
This place still carry the British days aura. An excellent meeting place with a good view of sunset and offers opportunity to people of all ages to mingle together.
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Samir Chakravorty

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  • Samir Chakravorty
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  • Lives in Kanpur
  • 6 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  5284 readers

"Upbeat shops and reasonable rates"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 12, 2013
Go up or down the bazaar. Upbeat shops, reasonable rates and decent mannerisms.
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Rajnish mathur

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  • Rajnish mathur
  • 3 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  2594 readers

"The only place to visit in Shimla"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 29, 2013
Scandal point is the ideal place to spend a day or half a day in Shimla.Its lovely after sunset as you can walk along the mall among the clouds and feel the chill winds blowing across your face. There are ample eateries around including Dominos so its overall a fun place to be .
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