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.
Mahakal Temple reviews
Very difficult to reach by walk. Steve road. But view from the temple was excellent. Must visit, if someone is in Darjeeling more »
a quiet place hosting the abode for the mahakal shiva and shakti. One can feel divinity spending some time here, unlike the chaos in other holy places. enjoyed the view and the riot of colors here... more »
It's a very beautiful and very peaceful place. Very nice and famous temple in Darjeeling. Close to mall road. Here the site scenery of the hill is amazing. Standing here one can enjoy the clouds. And of course you have to be strong enough to walk on the inclined road. Morning time is the best time to enjoy. Must visit here.
Its a beautiful place. The temple in one of the oldest temple in Darjeeling. Must visit place in here. The ambiance is very pleasing and chilled.
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