Atop the Observatory Hill is the beautiful Mahakal Temple which is believed to be the place where three gold plated Shiva lingas depicting Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar had manifested themselves in the year 1782.The hill summit originally housed a Buddhist monastery (Dorje Ling) that was built in 1765 and was later plundered and destroyed by the Gorkhas. It was rebuilt in 1861 and finally relocated 1.5km from its original position. A harmonious co-existence between Hindu priests and Buddhist monks,chanting their respective sacred prayers and scriptures, brings an irrepressible feeling of devotion and satisfaction in the minds of devotees. Followers circumambulate the shrine three times alongside ringing the sacred bells. Buddhists believe that prayers reach God through flags and therefore have prayer-flags hung from the shrine and trees that flutter in the breeze. The bright colours of the temple complex attracts both Hindu and Buddhist worshippers. On a visit to this beautiful hill station, one can stay at hotels near Mahakal Temple
to relish the beauty of the hills or float in the sea of devotion and quietude.
Bask in the beauty of the hills by putting-up at luxury and budget accommodations near Mahakal Temple that are packed with necessities and accessories to give their guests, the best of stay.
- With the finest of amenities and world-class services, Mayfair Hotel, a luxury hotel near Mahakal Temple, exemplifies a perfect accommodation that suits both business and leisure travellers.
- Get wonderful facilities and superb services at 4-star hotels nearby the temple viz Summit Yashshree Suites and Spa, Central Gleneagles Heritage Resort and The Elgin. With tastefully decorated rooms, recreational amenities and mind-blowing provisions, these hotels ensure a vacation worth your money, time and memories.
- Hotel Dip Palace, Viceroy Hotel and Hotel Dolma 21 are amazing 3-star hotels near Mahakal Temple that offer their guests a lavish stay at more affordable prices. Well-appointed rooms with attached bathrooms, modern furnishings and light-fittings, in-house provisions, multi-cuisine dining facilities and a hospitable staff is stationed 24X7 to cater to all your comforts.
- Avail decent accommodations at budget hotels near Mahakal Temple viz Hotel Silver Cascade and Hotel Sweet Home International and Restaurant, among others. With clean and tidy rooms, round-the clock room service, amenities and provisions that cater to your basic requirements, these hotels offer a convenient stay for tourists.
While staying at these properties, several attractions that are a must-visit in your sight-seeing list include the Bhutia Busty Monastery, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padamaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Capital Market.