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Mahakal Temple

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Amazing temple

This is the first joint buddhist-hindu temple I’ve ever been to. It’s a beautiful mix of buddhist... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Beautiful temple and a blessing from the gods

Not being a Buddhist I am unable to say if this temple follows all the principles of Buddhism, but... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
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Darjeeling 734101, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first joint buddhist-hindu temple I’ve ever been to. It’s a beautiful mix of buddhist prayer flags and chanting with shrines to hindu deities where you can get a blessing. It’s also a really peaceful place to get away from the hustle and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Not being a Buddhist I am unable to say if this temple follows all the principles of Buddhism, but as a world traveller I can say that this is one of the most beautiful temples I have visited in India. The number of prayer flags...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

With my husband I went here during my Darjeeling trip. It gave us inner peace. Good temple Baba Mahakal.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank neha763
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

If u r already in Darjeeling on a holiday why not walk up from chowrasta or take a cab from Behind Loreto College & visit Mahakal. Highly respected by locals & others from surrounding places as well. Can take kids but if u walking up...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gurungnee
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Not advisable for people with heart ailments or old people with walking discomfort. Need to climb up 10-15 minutes which is a steep walkway . As the sign-boards read Beware of monkey attack!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank amychat2000
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Clean Temple, Good Walkable Road. While return one can also do some shopping. Lord Shiva Temple with a touch of Buddhists pray Wheels.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sanjeev U
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is once of the oldest temple in Darjeeling. It is well maintained and if i am not wrong it is run and maintained by Lamas. The only drawback is to reach this temple you need to walk a steep road or stairs. For aged...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jatayu1979
Reviewed 26 June 2018

After hearing a lot about this, I have visited the temple in evening. Temple is located near to Mall ground on a steep high location atop a hill. Be careful while going into rainy weather, it can be slippery. On reaching above, we can see...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Kumar R
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Do not miss this temple - it is colorful & first Hindu- Buddhist temple that i have seen. Its on a hill-top which is a little steep but very doable. The place is full of colorful Buddhist prayer flags & the atmosphere is serene. Do...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rinku I
Reviewed 19 June 2018

My visit was in the early morning. Lots of atmosphere with many praying and offering people. There are lots of colors by the buddhist flags and also there are Hindu temples. Worth a visit !

Date of experience: May 2018
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