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Mahakal Temple, Darjeeling

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • This is a nice temple having surrounded with decoration of chain of colorful flags. This is not a must visit in Darjeeling but one can visit in the evening.  more »
  • it's next to chowrasta, going uphill for 15 minutes walk from there. it's surrounded by lush green tall trees. Ambience is refreshing. A place for your own and quality time. If time permits must visit...  more »
  • The Mahakal or Bhairab Nath Temple is situated just 200 mtrs way from Darjeeling mall or chowrasta. The way to temple is in Mahakal Market. Little stiff climbing is required to reach. The temple's arc...  more »

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