Observatory Hill
Observatory Hill
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Tamalika M
701 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The best thing to do in Darjeeling is get up early morning and take a stroll around the observatory hill. The viewpoint is bustling with energy - all tourists crowded there to get a view of the Kanchanjunga and the locals on their daily morning walk and exercise routine. Tea/coffee vendors are also there in the morning, allowing you to enjoy a sip of hot drink.
Written 14 March 2024
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dostbhaskar
Bharuch, India48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The road is well paved and has a very steep climb. As we took on the Mall Hotel this was my first point to visit in Darjeeling. Thankfully both of my kids could do it. Offered Puja at Mahakal Mandir at the top. Pleasant experience.
Written 26 October 2023
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ariEE
105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
From darjeeling Mall road , one can go to observatory hill spot by 5 minutes of walk through mall market. Very Few benches have been arranged to sit. If weather is clear , anyone can enjoy scenic beauty of the valley/ mountains specially kanchenjenga, having a sip of coffee/tea and get relaxed for hours.
Written 13 May 2022
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ashwini arya
Mumbai, India8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Its raining, and you can see only thick clouds everywhere, try this spot in month when weather is clear and ranges visible
Written 23 July 2021
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Ashish
Kolkata (Calcutta), India27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Starting from The Mall in Darjeeling (referred to as Chowrasta these days), if you keep to the left and take a turn around Observatory Hill in a clockwise manner, you will get maximum enjoyment of this fantastic walk.
I love doing this walk twice a day a day when I am in Darjeeling.
Written 21 February 2020
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Chris
Minneapolis, MN47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Definitely worth it. You can combine with a walk to the Himalayan Mountaineering Institude and Zoo for a good half day event.
Written 8 February 2020
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kalpptl
113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
What a great place. enviroment wwas very cool and amazing. My experience was great. View was very nice. Many touriest visit this place.
Written 27 January 2020
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Tannu D
Srinagar District, India112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The hill rising above Chowrasta is home to several much-visited temples, approached through a flurry of colourful prayer flags and hanging bells. The main summit temple is sacred to Mahakala, a Buddhist protector deity also worshipped as a wrathful avatar of Shiva. It is staffed by a Hindu priest and Buddhist lama sitting side by side in an admirable display of religious coexistence. A 300m path up to the summit starts about 100m along the eastern Mall road from Chowrasta.The several other temples around the hilltop include a narrow cave with a Shiva lingam, signposted down steps to the left as you approach the summit. Sadly no mountain panoramas from the top, but if you go back down to the Mall and turn left (north) you'll soon reach a couple of viewpoints with Khangchendzonga-view benches.

Observatory Hill was the original location of Bhutia Busty Gompa, whose monks may have given Darjeeling its name calling their site dorje-ling (place of thunder).
Written 29 November 2019
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Sightsee737349
McLeod Ganj, India587 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
This is a wonderful place to visit which brings one so close to nature . It has everything to offer . One must visit this place for sure
Written 26 November 2019
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S.Ghosh
Kolkata (Calcutta), India25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Excellent place , enjoyed a lot. You can see the clouds, mountains, clearly . Natural beauty views , Excellent scenery's.
Written 15 August 2019
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