Scandal Point Overview

Ranked 7 of 40 sightseeing in Shimla

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 DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Reviews and Ratings

Gauri pandey

Gauri pandey5.0/5

1 review

Signify the old colonial atmosphere

Shimla is a great place to visit. There are many noticeable contrasts between the stacked tiny houses and shops and repair garages'hanging over the cliff faces', to the five star hotels in the town itself. The train ride up and a taxi drive down are recommended. Scandal Point to a degree typifies the British Raj and the old colonial atmosphere. Wouldn't have missed the experience. Check out the Theatre as well the Lodge and the markets.

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  • Signify the old colonial atmosphere

Er. rahul

Er. rahul5.0/5

184 reviews

Scandal point

The Scandal Point is located on the Mall Road. It owes its interesting name to the fact that the King of Patiala abducted the daughter of the Viceroy, because he fell in love with her, from this very place.
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Gaurav Maheshwari

Gaurav Maheshwari3.6/5

27 reviews

Offers good view

the place is set right at corner of ridge road and mall road. its named by britishers. the place offers good view of both ridge road and mall road. the place gives the feel of chills of shimla

Manish bhatnagar

Manish bhatnagar5.0/5

50 reviews

Very famous place

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. Its one good place to visit and spend sometime.

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

2109 reviews

The Mall's Scandal

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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  • The Mall's Scandal
  • The Mall's Scandal

Deepak Shivakumaraiah

Deepak Shivakumaraiah2.1/5

8 reviews

Nothing great to see

You will be visiting this place when you go to Mall road..its at the end of mall road..there 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!

Srimanth Saha

Srimanth Saha5.0/5

10 reviews

Awesome Place

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 photofie the this is a very good place for you to do photography.

Krishna Singh

Krishna Singh4.6/5

12 reviews

An amazing site

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 famous hill resort of Chail, 45 km from Shimla.

Harinder

Harinder5.0/5

8 reviews

Wonderful aura of British days

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 to-gather.

Samir Chakravorty

Samir Chakravorty4.3/5

6 reviews

Upbeat shops and reasonable rates

go up or down the bazaar. up beat shops reasonable rates and decent mannerisms.

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Scandal Point, Shimla
Scandal Point, Shimla
Scandal Point, Shimla
Scandal Point, Shimla
Scandal Point, Shimla
Scandal Point, Shimla
Scandal Point, Shimla
Scandal Point, Shimla