Scandal Point - Tourist Places of Himachal Pradesh

About Scandal Point

Scandal Point derieved its name way back in the 19th century and is located in the western part of Shimla. At this place, two very important roads- The Ridge and The Mall Road converge. Gnerally people visit this place after they get to know about the story of this place and how it got it’s bizarre name. It is widely believed that a Maharaja once eloped with the daughter of the British Viceroy in 1892 from this very place. Another story that is also popular is that, the Maharaja used to kidnap young girls from this same place.


How to reach

By Road : Scandal Point is located to the west of the main town of Shimla. Once can hire easily hire a cab to visit this place. 
By Rail : Nodirect railway connection is there. One has to first visit Shimla and for that the nearest railway station is at Kalka.
By Air : Jubbarhatti is the main airport, located in Shimla which connects this place to the rest of the region.


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  • When to visit
  • Tourists can visit this place throughout the year, however during the winters, the temperature falls below the freezing point.

  • What to Eat
  • Most of the nearby eateries and restaurants are available at Shimla. Most of them are famous for a number of Indian and freign cuisines.

  • Attractions
  • The Ridge : It is perfect place for having some fun with your friends and loved ones. Located very close to the point, this place also offers a panoramic view of the nearby mountains. 
    Christ Church : Located barely a few kilometres from this place, Christ Church happens to be the second oldest church in North India. The interior of the church along with its neo-gothic architecture is simply awesome.

  • Activities
  • - If you are visiting Scandal Point, then you cannot possibly miss out on some shopping. Shimla and its adjoining areas offer excellent shopping ares and they sell almost everything.
    - During the evening, one can take a stroll along the Mall Road and enjoy the cool weather. This is something which you cannot enjoy in your daily city life.

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