The Observatory Hill was home to the Bhutia Busty Monastery, which is presently in vestiges. Known not the most seasoned in Darjeeling, this religious community was inherent the year 1765 by Lama Dorje-Rinzing. In the wake of losing its appeal post the Gorkha intrusion in 1815, this religious community was migrated in Bhutia Busty in 1879. By a wide margin the most noticeable fascination of the Observatory Hill is the age-old sanctuary of Mahakal (a type of Lord Shiva). The sanctuary has a holy buckle, which is gone by a great many enthusiasts consistently. The ringing of chimes and shuddering of banners ooze a continuing profound vitality.
Aside from these, there are numerous more attractions in and around the Observatory Hill. Worth-saying among them are the Birch Hill, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Katapahar and Jalapahar. Additionally, the perspectives of the snow-topped mountains, including the marvelous zeniths of the Earth’s third tallest mountain – Khangchendzonga, from this ridge will undoubtedly abandon you captivated.
Opening and Closing Time Observatory Hill
Monday – Friday: 6.00 AM – 6.30 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM – 6.30 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM – 6.30 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM – 6.30 PM
How to Reach Observatory Hill
The closest airplane terminal to Darjeeling is Bagdogra which is around 95 km far from the city. There are some non-stop flights from the urban areas such as Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati to Darjeeling. From the airplane terminal, one can achieve the city by enlisting taxis. It will take just about 3 hours to achieve Darjeeling from the air terminal. Flights are accessible from every major citie.
By Rail Roads
The closest railroad station to Darjeeling is New Jalpaiguri which interfaces the city with all the significant parts of the nation. There are various trains from urban areas such as Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar and Kochi. Individuals can enlist private taxicabs from the station to achieve Darjeeling.