Mahakal Temple, Darjeeling

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#3 of 12 in Historic Sites in Darjeeling
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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  • visiting temple during sawan become very crowded.but still feel nice whenever you enter in temple,temple is devoted to lord shiva  more »
  • Kuil ini layak dikunjungi jika kita sedang berjalan santai di sekitaran mall road, Darjeeling. Tidak jauh dari mall road, jalanan agak menanjak untuk menuju ke sini. Begitu memasuki gerbang, kita disa...  more »
  • The temple is walkable from Darjeeling mall. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Kali. The Buddhist influence is evident as the temple is full of colorful flags.  more »

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