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About Observatory Hill

Near the Mall Road lies Observatory Hill, the epic sightseeing point in Darjeeling. You can view snow-capped peaks including the Kanchenjunga mountain from here. It provides awe-aspiring views of the valley and a beautiful panorama of the city. A favorite spot for tourists traveling to this hill station, it is encircled at its bottom by the Chowrasta Square and has Mahakal Temple at its summit. You can walk uphill for 15 minutes to reach the top of the Observatory Hill. There is a signboard that guides you to the location from the Mall Road. It may not be an easy climb, and thus benches are put on the way where you can rest. There are a lot of monkeys on this route so it would be advisable to carry a stick to fend them off.

Pro Tip: Beware of Monkeys while trailing the road to the hill top. Wearing footwear is not allowed inside the temple at the summit.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Evening
  • Facilities Food stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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