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Mahakal Temple, Darjeeling

4.6
#3 of 16 in Historic Sites in Darjeeling
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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At Mahakal Temple, the sounds of bells ringing in the midst of vibrantly colored fluttering flags accompany majestic views of surrounding snow-clad Himalayas. The temple perches at an altitude of roughly 2,134 m (7,000 ft); prepare to take a steep set of stairs to get there. Witness the community of Buddhist monks and Hindu pujari sitting together and performing rituals, and immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere. Remove your shoes before you walk around the holy place. Use our Darjeeling day trip planner to visit Mahakal Temple on your trip to Darjeeling, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • You have to ride high rise roads for about 2 kilometers to reach this nice temple. If you visit Darjeeling you must see this temple. 
    You have to ride high rise roads for about 2 kilometers to reach this nice temple. If you visit Darjeeling you must see this temple.  more »
  • A beautiful temple with both Hindu and Buddhist deities and an interesting history. The architecture has both influences and is something unique for anywhere. we climbed through a steep trek through.....  more
    A beautiful temple with both Hindu and Buddhist deities and an interesting history. The architecture has both influences and is something unique for anywhere. we climbed through a steep trek through.....  more »
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  • Religious place for hindu buddhist devotees
  • Historical site religious place for Buddhists and HindusThere is a cave in the complex.

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