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Mystery behind the well-known ‘Scandal Point’ in Shimla
| September 15, 2013 12:04 IST (Shimla)
India is a story and every bit of India has many stories to tell. On Highway On My Plate we love getting to places and sharing some fun stories from there with you all. Shimla is no exception and our favourite story there has nothing to do with food.
In its time, Shimla has been the capital of British India, Punjab and now Himachal Pradesh. The well-known ‘Scandal Point’ in Shimla is where the Ridge Road meets the Mall Road and there is a fun story about how it got the name. Reportedly the Maharaja of Patiala fell in love with the daughter of the then Viceroy of India and without wasting much time he eloped with her from this very point. As a consequence of this the British Government banned him from entering Shimla. The Maharaja responded by building himself a new summer capital in nearby Chail and thus thumbed his nose at the British not once but twice.
Shimla has some iconic eateries including some bakeries we have covered earlier on HOMP. This time round there is something old and something new…there’s an eatery that has been around since the 1950’s and still has exactly the same menu.
There’s also a bright and brand new eatery started by a young man who feels there’s just one thing to do when you wake…you want to know what? Watch the episode of HOMP Hills tonight at 8PM and find out!
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