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Observatory Hill and The Mahakal Temple

Posted in Articles with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2007 by Barun Roy

Rest Shed at the Mahakal Temple

Rest Sheds erected in the memory of departed loved ones at the Mahakal Temple

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Observatory Hill and The Mahakal Temple

Posted in Articles with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2007 by Barun Roy

Situated in the heart of Darjeeling, and rising abruptly and steeply like some lone sentinelMahakal Temple is ‘Observatory Hill’ locally known as ‘Dara’. The steep climb up is well worth the magnificent view that is seen from its summit. The whole mountain range can be seen with all the surrounding country-side, right into the heart of Sikkim. More than 12 peaks of over 20,000 feet can be counted, with many other lesser peaks also in sight.

The Mahakal Temple occupies the summit where once a Buddhist monastery stood.  Continue reading