The oldest site in Darjeeling is Observatory Hill, known locally as “Makal-Babu-Ko-Thaan”. According to legend, a Red Hat Buddhist Monastery called Dorje Ling, or ‘place of the Thunderbolt’, stood at this very spot. The Nepalis destroyed it in the 19th century. The Shivas and Buddhists share the temple that stands there today.
BEST TIME TO VISIT DARJEELING
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Darjeeling is as given below. The best time to visit Darjeeling is also specified.