(Last Updated on : 17/10/2013)
Scandal Point is one of commonly known places of Shimla
which is considered to be the highest point of Mall area. Because of its height it provides the most attractive view of Shimla that attract millions of tourists.
Scandal Point receives its name from the local story that narrates the supposed elopement of a British Lady with Maharaja of Patiala
. Popularly it was believed that the Maharaja of Patiala
was in love with the daughter of the Viceroy and decided to abduct her when she was having her usual walk in Mall Road
. This took place at the highest point of Mall road which was later on known as Scandal point after the incident. Every time these local stories attract a large number of tourists who assemble to hear the age old story of the Maharaja.
Scandal Point has been one of the most attractive places of Shimla which provides great opportunity for photography. People are busy in taking snaps. The area also includes some good restaurants that serve large variety of foods. One can enjoy a number of Indian as well as western cuisines that are made with lot of delicacies. Besides this Scandal point is the biggest centre of public life in Shimla. It is surrounded with the post office and the Scotland Church which is located just behind the Scandal point. The picturesque view of the valley and the surrounding milky White Mountain peaks attract people from all age groups who enjoy the scenic beauty of the area.
Thus, as one of the most attractive sights of Simla Scandal point entertains a large number of visitors who come from distant areas. With its exotic background it is considered to be one of the most eye-catching sights of Shimla.