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Observatory Hill, Darjeeling

Observatory Hill is a beautiful hill in Darjeeling. It is a renowned tourist spot that is famous for offering the views of the mighty snow-capped peaks of Kanchenjunga. The Observatory Hill is blessed with enchanting surroundings where the serenity floats in the ambiance. There are several places of interest around this hill and people never miss a chance to visit the Observatory Hill.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) Observatory Hill is popular for housing a temple of Lord Shiva. This temple is visited by the locals on a daily basis
2) The oldest monastery, Bhutia Monastery, is also located on the Observatory Hill. This sacred monastery was destroyed and rebuilt many times
3) The hills around it are a delight for the trek lovers. The trekkers arrive at Observatory Hill to relish an unforgettable trek amid the snowy peaks

 

Best Time To Visit:-
Observatory Hill can be visited throughout the year. Since it is located in a hilly region, the temperatures remain cool throughout the year. During winters, the green hills wear a white blanket of snow. This place can also be visited on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri to witness the celebrations of the festival.

 

Reaching There:-
People on a large scale pay a visit to the Observatory Hill. It can be reached easily without any hassle. It has a well-established connection of the roadways and thus, one can hire the local cabs for reaching there. However, after a certain point, the vehicles aren’t allowed to enter and the visitors have to walk for a couple of minutes.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Darjeeling Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Bagdogra Airport

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