Scandal Point is a major landmark and tourist spot of the town, owing to its interesting past. The place derives its name from the story of the commotion caused after the Maharaja of Patiala had eloped with the British Viceroy’s daughter at this junction point. The story goes that the King of Patiala was smitten by the daughter of the Viceroy of India. One day while she was taking a leisurely walk in this place, he kidnapped her. From then onwards the place came to be known as the Scandal Point of Shimla. The Scandal Point is where the Ridge Road and Mall Road intersect.The Scandal Point is a popular spot for people of all age groups. Tourists gather here every day to hear the age old story of the place from the guides. One can take snaps of the place as well as the statue of the eminent freedom fighter Lala Rajpat Rai that has been erected at the site. The Scandal Point is considered to be the highest point in Shimla and is lined by various restaurant and shops.