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Address: Darjeeling 734101, India

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Monastery cum temple

It is very near to the mall area, the central tourist activity place of Darjeeling. One has to climb several steps to reach the temple which is of Lord Shiva and surrounded with... read more

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Korba, India

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Korba, India
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is very near to the mall area, the central tourist activity place of Darjeeling. One has to climb several steps to reach the temple which is of Lord Shiva and surrounded with Buddhist prayer wheels. The temple purifies the soul with its pious atmosphere.

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Kolkata
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

You need to climb high to reach to the idols of Hanuman-ji, Ganesh-ji, Lord Shiv, Goddess Kaali, few initial steps from darjeeling mall, then long slope to walk and same way to get down. Offerings Laddu.

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Thank piyapuro
Mumbai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 view as well as the less crowds. Can be difficult to access in the rains.... More 

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Thank Payal G
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Prashant_28577
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Carolyn L
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 one cave temple that you can go in. Buddhist prayer flags are thickly strung all... More 

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Thank Peregrineri
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the place. The smell of incense sticks, the silence, the monks and the altitude combines... More 

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Thank Suman S
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 did the same...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located near Darjeeling mall. A lots of stairs you have to climb to reach Mahakal temple. Nice temple of Lord Shiva, Goddess Kali and Lord Hanumanji. Very crowded through out the year and Very popular among local people. There was a place to put of your shoes outside the temple for free of cost. A lots of begger outside the... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

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