Observatory Hill, Darjeeling
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Observatory Hill, Darjeeling

Observatory Hill, Darjeeling in Darjeeling

Sacred to both Buddhists and Hindus, this hill was the site of the original Dorje Ling monastery that gave the town its name. Today, devotees come to a temple in a small cave to honour Mahakala, a Buddhist protector deity also worshipped in Hinduism as a wrathful avatar of Shiva the destroyer.
A path leading up to the hill through giant Japanese cedars starts about 300m along Bhanu Bhakta Sarani from Chowrasta. The pine-scented ambience is worth taking in.

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West Bengal, India
Time Needed:
3 hours
6962 feet
88.2667877°N, 27.0478651°E
Distance from Darjeeling to Observatory Hill, Darjeeling
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Overall Rating:4.8

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  '5' out of 5
"Amazing point to gaze at Kanchenjunga if lucky."
  '5' out of 5
"It's an awesome place to view the Mt. Kanchenjunga and the Himalayan mountain range. The best times are early in the morning and during dusk (on a clear day). I was here from mid February onwards. And that's when photographers usually visit for those breathtaking National Geographic style photos. "
  '5' out of 5
"Its like heaven ❤❤❤"

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