Mohakal Temple

  • 4.6

    Location: 27X9+457, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2-3 hour’s.

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    The Mohakal Temple is located on the top of the observatory hill and near the Darjeeling Mall, in the state of west Bengal. The Mahakal means the master of kaal. It is one of the popular temples in the town, and also the best tourists’ attractions. This Temple. is an auspicious place where both Hindus and Buddhists chanting their god’s name side by side. The spiritual vibe of this place is nice, and it will heal your soul.


    The whole view of this temple is amazing.

    As soon as one can enter this devine place,all your tiredness goes away, you can feel peace here.

    The way to the mandir gate is narrow road and you can go There Through hill. The view from the top is amazing. It is very old Temple but nicely maintained. The road towards the main gate is coverd by Bells and hundreds of colorful prayer flags line the uphill walk and the shrine. If you are Lucky enough, then you can enjoy bhog here with some payees and Sabji.


    There is a little history behind this temple. in 1765, A Buddhist Monastery named ‘Dorje-Ling’ once stood which was built by Lama Dorjey Rinzing and Mahakal Temple stands as a historical edifice on the spot.

    It is believed that the spot was holy spot of the aboriginal Lepcha folks, and after that a monastery was constructed on the spot and Lepchas and Bhutias, both worshipped that monastery.

    Around 1788, It was after the invasion of the Gurkha Army, the monastery was desecrated and destroyed by the invading troops, because of it began to represent the Hindu symbolisms of the majority Nepali community. In 1782, Legend has it that three Shiva-Lingas representing Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar (Shiva), in 1815 during the Gorkha invasion, The monastery itself was plundered and destroyed. After that it was shifted to Bhutia Busty about a mile away and was called the Bhutia Busty Monastir. The temple is a religious shrine of the area.

    Inside/Outside Views

    The temple is mainly dedicated to lord shiva. but there are also other gods and goddess like Devi Durga, Devi Kali, Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman, Sai Baba and Lord Krishna is also worshiped here. Besides the decorations of this temple is quite eye catching.

    On the way to the mandir gate, there are Many monkeys roaming around. You have to give some food to them. The Temple feels so relaxing, here one can feel perfectly relaxed, your heart will fill up joy.

    Opening Hours

    4 am to 11 pm.

    Entry & Others Fees

    Free of cost.

    Near Restaurants

    1. Lion Gate
    2. Mamta Pizza Place
    3. Nathmull Tea
    4. Orchhid Restaurant 
    5. Machhan TeaBar Cafe

    Near Hotels

    1. Zone Connect Darjeeling
    2. Crescent Resort
    3. Hermitage Resort
    4. Mayfair Darjeeling
    5. The Janani Villa

    How to Reach

    By air: Bagdogra International Airport is the nearest airport. After reach there, you can take any vehicles to reach the place.

    By Rail: The travelers can come via train to any of the railway stations including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Station, Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri and you can find various direct trains from Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, and other major cities of India.

    By Road: If you are the neighbourhood of this place. Take any vehicles to reach the place.

    Tips for Travellers

    Take a small bag Where you can carry all the things.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is safe to visit.

    Que-01: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, it is allowed.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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