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Unique Hindu-Buddhist Temple, Calm Peaceful Experience

This Mahakal Shiv Mandir is atop a hill near the city centre. It is possible to climb up steps from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
S_Venkatesh
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Divine and serene

Its on the hilltop near chaurastha. It appears steep, but it is definitely doable. It is believed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
travelsome4
,
Tiruchirappalli, India
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Darjeeling 734101, India
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"uphill walk"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This Mahakal Shiv Mandir is atop a hill near the city centre. It is possible to climb up steps from the bottom to the top, which could be very strenuous. One can also drive up most of the distance upto a car parking area. A...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Its on the hilltop near chaurastha. It appears steep, but it is definitely doable. It is believed that the lord shiva residing here protected the town and the people from the earthquake that devastated katmandu. darjeeling is veryclose to Indo-Nepal border.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Good place for religious people. Beautiful and colourful. Beware of monkeys, lot of monkeys there. Requires a steep climb to reach to the temple. Can get a beautiful view of the mountains from top.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful temple located on the top of the mountains & just behind the Darjeeling Mall. You have to make a steep climb & walk for 15 mins to reach the temple. There are benches where you can sit & take rest if...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my 3rd visit to Darjeeling since 2004 and the first thing we do there is offer our prayers to Mahakal Temple. I was with my wife and 2 kids (6 years and 1.5 years). The passage to temple start from famous Darjeeling Mall...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip to the Mahakal temple in Darjeeling is a must for everyone. This temple is considered holy for both Hindus and Bhuddists. The priests of both religions are present there and it is a truly amazing experience. The trek to the temple from the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple is situated just above the mall, and is a nice experience to see the conjunction of Buddhist and Hindu faiths. Temples for multiple deities add to the attractiveness of the place.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

15 mins of walk up the hill from the Mall will bring you to the Mahakal Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.For the ones,not religiously inclined the view will more than compensate the effort you have put in to climb up!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just an hours drive from Indore Not to be missed Jyotirling Take a good hour to explore this Temple complex Will be crowded in any festival days so I usually visit during any non festival day They also have a special paid counter for quick...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Temple all are good but this one is rear of Hindu and Budha together worship in same place but differently. Not advisable in evening as dark and no lights.

Thank Rahul B
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