Scandal Point
Scandal Point
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Indian Ghummakad
Himachal Pradesh, India935 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
Nothing Much but still worth visiting here. The views of One part of Shimla are a nice place.

Not much of a crowd as well hence you can be there peacefully for a few hours.
Written 10 September 2023
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NBansal
Chandigarh, India3 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
One of the best place shimla scandel point . It has a history but I don't know whether it is true or not. But guys must go to scandel maal shimla
Written 23 July 2023
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Madhulika L
Noida, India4,673 contributions
Jun 2023
Popular legend has it that ‘Scandal Point’, a scenic spot in the heart of the Mall (behind the Gaiety Theatre complex) is so named because of a scandal attached to it. The story goes that Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala had an affair with the daughter of a British Viceroy in Shimla, and arranged to elope with her, their rendezvous to be at what is now named Scandal Point. The story further has it that the British were so enraged by this that Bhupinder Singh was forever forbidden to enter Shimla—which led him to build a grand palace at Chail by way of thumbing his nose at them.

The story is suspect, because the chronology doesn’t match; Bhupinder Singh would’ve been an infant when this supposed elopement happened! At any rate, the space is very picturesque, with beautifully restored grey stone buildings, very impressive, all around
Written 1 July 2023
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VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
New Delhi, India7,195 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
Junction of the three roads, The Mall, The Ridge and Kali Bari Mandir Marg is known as Scandal Point. Visitors pass through this place admiring the architecture of historical colonial buildings. Today there is a statue of the Indian freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai (no relation to the scandal). Next to Scandal Point is the General Post Office of Shimla. Just walk through here and enjoy the beauty, cleanliness and charming people of Himachal. The buildings appears dazzling in the evening with the colourful lights on.
Written 7 May 2023
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harleen s
New Delhi, India1,222 contributions
Apr 2023
one of the busiest tourist locations in Shimla, its quite crowded, lot of eating joints and shopping options , its always fun to be here, the only problem is MONKEYS ,,, there are a lot of Monkeys in this area and they are ready to pounce on any kind of food especially ice creams etc which you r trying to enjoy ... and the authorities seem to have no control on this menace. Rest there is lot of history attached to this location and great to see the ridge, old church, Gaiety theatre , goofa restaurant, etc.
Written 11 April 2023
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VIPIN_GOEL_TP_Impex
New Delhi, India7,195 contributions
Nov 2022
Scandal Point is the intersection between The Mall and The Ridge. It is named as Scandal Point in history with a romantic story behind. It says, during the British Era in 1892, Bhupinder Singh, the Maharaja of Patalia fell in love with the daughter of the viceroy. It is believed that the king and viceroy’s daughter eloped from this point. Since then it is named Scandal Point. Today there is a statue of the Indian freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai (no relation to the scandal). Next to Scandal Point is the General Post Office of Shimla. Just continue strolling in your direction by enjoying the magnificent views of beautiful Shimla city, The Mall, The Ridge, Jakhoo Hill, Sanjoli Hills etc..
Written 1 January 2023
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Rameendra S
Colombo, Sri Lanka107 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
This is a beautiful place in the unplanned, crowded city where you can spend some quality time watching the sunset and wind down. Don’t forget to visit ‘The Brew Estate’ for a meal which is fantastic.
Written 14 December 2022
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Ankur B
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India3 contributions
Jun 2022
firstly a strange name for a post in the middle of Road.
Also in Shimla, except for moving along the Mall Road there is nothing to see or Do.
Written 27 June 2022
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Ashish J
Kolkata (Calcutta), India448 contributions
May 2022 • Family
It is not any building or any structure but a meeting point. If you do not want to go to Kali Bari then you can take an u turn walk towards actual Mall Road to reach elevator point or walk straight for another 10 min to reach holly Maa Kali Bari.  While walking you can do shopping and enjoy street foods.
Written 10 June 2022
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pooja
1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Friends
Nice location
Best time for the visit would be evening. As here the lighting and environment is super cool .
Written 22 March 2021
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