Mahakal Temple, Darjeeling

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#2 of 15 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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  • Mahakal Mandir is walking distance from Darjeeling mall chowrasta. While going towards the mandir small market is present. Beside the market there is a staircase, which takes you up to the Mahakal Man...  more »
  • Coexistence of Hindu and Buddhist religion together. Very Near to Mall road, but with a steep height; but worth it.  more »
  • The flags definetly make the place, its so beautiful. Its just very sad seeing all the beggers on the way up the incline.  more »

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