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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  • An unique Hindu Temple where both Hindu and Buddhist Religions got amalgamated. Here, both religions coexist harmoniously. The Temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Shiva. There are other smaller ...  more »
  • the abode of the lord was unique and it was more a conglomerate, a fusion of all positive energy mingling together. a peaceful heart at peace , is what the place gives you while you descend back.  more »
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