Mahakal Temple, Darjeeling

4.5
#3 of 19 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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  • Hindu and Buddhist temple. It's a beautiful temple to visit and pray. The grounds are spacious and beautiful with many prayer flags all over.  more »
  • It si a unique temple dedicated to god Lord Shiva,built by Lama Dorjey Rinzing.It is unique because of amalgamation of Hindu and Buddhist religions. It is a must visit spot for all tourists.  more »
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