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Observatory Hill, Darjeeling

#Temple 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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Location:
Darjeeling
West Bengal, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
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Time people usually spend here:
3 hours
Altitude / Height:
6962 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
27.0478651°N, 88.2667877°E
Distance from Darjeeling to Observatory Hill, Darjeeling
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Read traveller's reviews about Observatory Hill, Darjeeling..

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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