Scandal Point OverviewRanked 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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- Length of visit: 1-2hrs
- Best Time: During Day
- Food available for purchase
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