Mahakal Temple

Mahakal Temple, Darjeeling

Mahakal Temple
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Sabyasachi123
Kolkata (Calcutta), India180 contributions
May 2022
You have to ride high rise roads for about 2 kilometers to reach this nice temple. If you visit Darjeeling you must see this temple.
Written 13 May 2022
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Mallika R
Bengaluru, India105 contributions
Apr 2022
A beautiful temple with both Hindu and Buddhist deities and an interesting history. The architecture has both influences and is something unique for anywhere.
we climbed through a steep trek through steps in front of Gymkhana. Elderly may find the place difficult to reach even through road
Written 28 April 2022
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ariEE
40 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Mahakal temple is right beside the mall road. timings are 8:00a.m. to 5:30 everyday. We had to climb a little and in the middle of the way we had to take off our shoes and then visited there. ground was wet and so cold. Most important thing was to feel the peace among the whole area where only the holi bells were chanting with the hill winds, "Shiva".
Written 19 March 2022
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malonemi
Chennai (Madras), India107 contributions
Mar 2022
Short, steep walk up from Mall. Worth the peaceful 30 minutes. Cool even in mid-afternoon. Recommended.
Written 18 March 2022
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Ananda Bhaumik
Kolkata (Calcutta), India16 contributions
Dec 2021
I visited the temple during the morning and it was an awesome experience. If you are planning to go with children take some extra time as climbing at the top might take some time.
Written 27 December 2021
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Debojyoti_DJ
Mumbai, India276 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Pros:
1. Nice and well maintained
2. Very clean
3. Beautiful atmosphere early morning with rhythmic chimes.
4. Priest take care of the puja for sufficient time.

Cons:
1. Slight challenge for elderly as one has to do a steep climb for 5 mins though a very short distance. Inclination around 40 degrees, but the road are concrete and paved.

Note:
Those who plan to offer puja, can collect the items for Rs 10/20 from the shop once you climb the road and reach the landing at the entrance.
Written 13 October 2021
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ashwini arya
7 contributions
Jul 2021
Its a narrow street with a small market leading you to the mandir. Do try the street chai at chowrasta , specially the one with pepper
Written 23 July 2021
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Apratim Bhattacharyya
2 contributions
Mar 2021
One of the best places I have ever been. I would strongly recommend to visit Mahakal temple whenever you visit Darjeeling Mall. Its a bit steep but I can definitely promise you that it would be worth visiting the temple.
Written 2 June 2021
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AmitPaul61
Kolkata (Calcutta), India89 contributions
Jan 2021
Very difficult to reach by walk. Steve road. But view from the temple was excellent. Must visit, if someone is in Darjeeling
Written 25 January 2021
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sayantan
Kolkata (Calcutta), India21 contributions
Nov 2020
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 in the bright sunny weather with cool mountain breeze... will always cherish the memories. (Visitors tip: accessible car route is from the back side, passing the gorkha hill council, a far lesser walk than the approach through the mall road)
Written 20 November 2020
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