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“Very nice to view and reach”
Review of Mahakal Temple

Mahakal Temple
Ranked #10 of 99 things to do in Darjeeling
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Nice place it is situated, You need to walk slowly and enjoy every steps. Aged people should be more cautious while walking towards this temple. One you reach , you will feel like a spiritual environment with lots of flags etc. You can find lots of monkey roaming around. beware of them.. all the best.

3  Thank Akashbristi
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

The temple is reachable from 2 ways. take the Mall road from the right side of Chowrasta Mall, at about 50-60 steps you will find stairs that lead towards the Observatory Hill and the Mahakal Temple. There is a large signboard indicating the pathway. you will see lots of monkeys there so do not openly hold food and other small stuffs loose.
the temple looks full of colors as hundreds of Buddhist prayer flags fluttering all over and hanging from the trees. it is believed by the budhist that the prayers reach the heavens through the flags.
there is a cave called Mahakal Cave, within the same premises. As you climbing down you will see an yellow arch on the left. Stairs are there to climb down further to reach the cave. To enter the cave, you will need to crawl. Durga, Saat Kanya Bhagavati Devi and others along with a Shiva Linga are there in the cave.
One can take uphill walk beside the St Andrew's Church to reach Mahakal Temple as well. Special those who are staying in Darjeeling Tourist lodge or Gymkhana Resort.

4  Thank parnavik
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Mahakal Temple is one of the most respected places in Darjeeling as many locals come here to worship Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar. It is one of the most respected places in Darjeeling as many locals come here to worship Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar. This place has a unique element, as one will notice a Hindu priest chanting while a Buddhist monk simultaneously reads Buddhist Holy Scriptures. The holy place is quite famous with both Buddhist and Hindu devotees. The tranquil atmosphere here provides a very spiritual experience.

4  Thank Tarakishore
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Be prepared for quite an uphill trek to reach this site on Observatory Hill. Once there, it's worth the visit as the campus has individual shrines to several Hindu Deities.

Added bonus is the view from this very high point.

Thank BanditJamshedpur
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

The first thing that you'll feel when you reach here is the amount of mental peace and the desire to achieve divine intervention is strange and significant. The monkeys offer amazing company but, beware, as you don't want your bags to be snatched and bananas to be feasted upon by someone else. The temple offers a very good view of the surroundings and this place is a must visit for every traveler to Darjeeling.

Thank CompulsionToTravel
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