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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

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A visit to the Mahakala Temple

Posted in Personal Posts with tags , , , , , on October 27, 2007 by Barun Roy

Barun RoyI had the good fortune to visit Mahakala Temple situated at the Observatory Hill in Darjeeling after almost five years. The visit was made even more memorable by my mother, my girlfriend, my aunt and her children who accompanied me to the temple. A lot of pics were taken as usual but this time I became the subject of most of the pics.

I strongly recommend all visitors to Darjeeling to visit the magnificient Observatory Hill and the Mahakala Temple.

Here are some of the pics from the visit. Most of these pics are people oriented as I love to work with them as my subject.

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