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Steep climb

While the view from the top is really picturesque, the climb up is quite long and steep. Apparently... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2017
Payal G
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Trip to Darjeeling & Gangtok

Good spiritual place & Nicely colored. Near to Darjeeling mall road. Need to climb high , but good... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2017
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Darjeeling 734101, India
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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

While the view from the top is really picturesque, the climb up is quite long and steep. Apparently ponies are available but we didn't see any. The temple premises are very clean and its easy to pray undisturbed. Ideal to go around sunset for the...More

Thank Payal G
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Good spiritual place & Nicely colored. Near to Darjeeling mall road. Need to climb high , but good experience. Locals believe in Mahakal , Lord Shiva. You can see Mahakali devi also.

Thank Prashant_28577
Reviewed May 4, 2017

The colorful prayer flags make for stunning pictures. Although the walk up Observatory hill is lined with beggars, once you reach the temple it is a different world. It is important to understand the religion if you want to comprehend the culture.

Thank Carolyn L
Reviewed May 4, 2017

The Mahakal Temple is fascinating. The awesome thing about it is that it’s a combined Hindu and Buddhist shrine. I could wish that it was a bit cleaner, but I loved the place anyway. There are many other little temples up on the hill, including...More

Thank Peregrineri
Reviewed April 30, 2017

The most important aspect of Mahakal temple is its location. Situated on the top of observatory hill, it gives a perfect feeling of serenity and calmness. The temple is overshadowed by the presence of the prayer flags with Tibetan chants which adds the vibrancy of...More

Thank Suman S
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Excellent temple located near the mall road..you have to climb few stairs to reach the temple..keep your shoes at the entrance and walk barefoot. I recommend to donate some money to the trust (and get a receipt) maintaining the temple for its better up keep..I...More

Thank cyborg08
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

A long uphill walk to reach this place. There are small sitting areas enroute. The temple is famous and one of the leading attractions of Darjeeling as there is a Hindu priest and a Monk both sitting on two sides of prayer room.

Thank Shatveer M
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Just a few minutes walk from the heart of Darjeeling - The Mall have a great place to worship in Tranquality and a must must visit place

Thank amitbhai
Reviewed April 14, 2017

This is out of the world. When I visited, it was densely foggy and was drizzling. As I went up, I was short of breath soon. When I looked around, I felt scared as it looked like the top of the world. A lifetime achievement.

Thank Sounak M
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

A temple of lord shiva situated on a hill top, very near to the Mall. The colourful Buddhist prayer flags fluttering in the temple premise adds to the beauty of this place. Here you would find a coexistence of Hindu and Buddhist religion together.

Thank ankan_banerjeeee
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