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Observatory Hill

Chowrasta square, Darjeeling, India
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Nice walk

Pedestrian route only, it affords a nice walk with a view of the mountains all along. All through... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Payal G
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Mumbai
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Hill view

This is the Mall of Darjeeling. There is a observatory not very well maintained though. There is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SRKK2013
,
Guwahati, India
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Chowrasta square, Darjeeling, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pedestrian route only, it affords a nice walk with a view of the mountains all along. All through there are trees on one side and the view of the valley on the other. One side has the Mahakal temple and the Mall while the other...More

Thank Payal G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the Mall of Darjeeling. There is a observatory not very well maintained though. There is a big digital screen which displays movies and sports time to time. Then, there is a big stage for other cultural activities. There are benches around for sitting,...More

Thank SRKK2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit. It is colorful and offers multiple small shrines that exhibit the co-existence of Hinduism and Buddhism. Many shrines have places for a Buddhist monk on one side and a Hindu priest on the other. The whole site is...More

Thank sandyfSanDiego
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had visited this place in 2005. It is a complete make over of the place. No more horses dung, no more hawkers. Nice clean area it is now. With a open area performing stage and giant digital screen showing sports and cultural events are...More

Thank KNIGHTRIDERS12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One can walk from Chaurasta to the Observatory hill to enjoy the scenic beauty of Darjeeling.The best thing is that it is free from traffic.One can go up to the Mahakal temple or simply sit on the benches and observe the movement of clouds playing...More

Thank shaanveer
Reviewed 6 April 2017

here you can view tiger hill and a magnificent sunrise. you have to come here before 3am. otherwise you may miss sunset due to crowd,

Thank iAbhikhrx
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The mall road surrounds the observatory hill, it is famous for the Mahakal mandir situated on its top, but it also holds an old church, a college, a few hotels too. There are two roads leading to the top of the hill one motorable and...More

Thank Sankar Mukherjee
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We were staying in the central nirvana hotel, the observatory hill was very near byand the view from the hotel was b beautiful and i fell in love with view and hotel location

Thank lakshmi j
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Mahakal Temple also known the Observatory Hill located at Chowrasta square, Darjeeling. When You visit the Darjeeling Mall the Road on the right with its railings and Serene nature on the right appears welcoming and in true sense every time I visited Darjeeling ...a walk...More

Thank TheTravellingSoul
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Once stolling on the road of Darjeeling, this place was met accidentally. You can get the unhindered view of whole greater himalaya from here. Best place and must see in Darjeeling.

Thank Diptendu B
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Shireen D
How does one need to dress during a visit in early October ?Do we need to carry warm clothes ?
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