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Mahakal Temple, Darjeeling
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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. For Mahakal Temple and beyond, use our Darjeeling travel itinerary planner to get the most from your Darjeeling vacation.
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  • Located on the way from the Mall to the Circuit House, this temple is considered to be very pious for the Hindus. Shiv, Ganesha, Hanuman and other Hindu Gods and Goddesses are worshiped here. 
  • Holy place located in the heart of the town...an example of Hindu and Buddhist architecture,belief and culture... 
  • Temple of Lord Shiva built in Tibetan & Buddhist style of architecture. Uphill walk of about 500 mtrs to reach the temple.Situated near chowrasta market. Will get good view from the top.