Scandal Point

    Author: NARESH THAKUR Genre: »

    Shimla, formerly the summer capital of India during the British Rule, bears many interesting stories. The Scandal Point is a very prominent place at Shimla and a well known tourist spot. The spot is found in middle of the famous Mall road of Shimla. This name has been derived from a story of the Maharaja of Patiala. The Maharaja of Patiala fell in love with the daughter of the then Viceroy of India. One day while she was taking a stroll in this place, the Maharaja kidnapped her. As a consequence of this, the British Government banned him from entering Shimla. He countered this move by setting himself at a new summer capital at Palace Chail, 45 km from Shimla. 

    The Shimla Scandal Point is the center of the public life of the great Shimla hill destination. Tourists assemble here every day to hear the age old story of the place from the guides. They remain busy in taking snaps of the place as well as the statue of freedom fighter Lala Rajpat Rai that has been erected at the place. However, this statue has no relevance with the name of the place. 

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