Observatory Hill View Point




One of the top tourist attractions in Darjeeling, this Observatory Hill is known for its Buddhist and Hindu temples that are spread across this Hill. Some of the famous temples amongst them include Mahakal Temple, Tibetan Memorial Shrine, and Kanchenjunga Temple.
The place attracts a large number of tourists, mostly because the trekking routes of this Hill are quite beautiful. There is also a small cave located at a distance of about 15 minutes from the Hill which is highly revered in nature.

People feel blessed after visiting this cave; thus, it is recommended to not miss this place and soak in its good vibes. If someone old is preparing to visit the cave, then it advisable to take little breaks and rest on the benches while making their way to the cave. 
This Observatory is one of the oldest sites of the city and thus, it is quite a popular tourist spot of Darjeeling. 



  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 07:00 am to 07:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.


How to Reach

  • By Private Vehicle : Take a cab from any part of the Town and you'll reach the Observatory Hill.


Ticket Pricing

  • Free :

You can actually see as far as Sikkim and some twelve peaks from here, all snow covered and all having heights over 20,000 feet (or 6,096 meters). And on the slope of the hill that goes below down to the Mall road, you can see lovely colorful flowers on the lush greenery. Such exquisite are the views. The Observatory Hill is actually quite rich in flora and fauna. It's a great place for bird watching. One thing remains constant here - the chirping of the birds. 


Observatory Hill View Point, Naya Basti, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Rating & Reviews

Based on 1347 reviews
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rakibur rahman
rakibur rahman
08/20/2020 16:54
if you are in darjeeling go this place, the view of mountain range view so so beauty, and find so peace of mind. your tension goes down. my own experience. in sunny day.
World Through Lens
World Through Lens
01/14/2020 09:30
I personally got the best view of Kanchenjunga and the Himalayan range from here! Very nice and calm place! View is mesmerising! There are also shops nearby so you can easily get food. You can also notice the sleeping Buddha from there! You can get beautiful photographs.
Ritodeep Mukerjee
Ritodeep Mukerjee
10/30/2019 08:25
One of the best places to catch a glimpse of a heavenly sunrise in Darjeeling. There's an open air gymkhana too for the gym freaks out there. The best part is that, it is only a 5 min walk from the Darjeeling Mall, so you don't have to wake up at 3/4 am and rush. Tiger Hill probably ain't worth it, when you can get such a good view from Darjeeling itself.
Ashutosh Tripathi
Ashutosh Tripathi
11/22/2019 14:08
It was cloudy so couldn't see much except a couple of hills and a helipad. Anyways good open area to spend some time around. Lots of benches at regular intervals during the road length till Mall market. Clean fresh air, no eateries nearby so bring your own snacks.
Advance Studies & Research
Advance Studies & Research
04/06/2020 21:24
It's just woww.. really queen of Himalaya Darjeeling, The lofty Himalaya and clouds together seems like pure heaven on earth at this place.. you can observe the lofty Mt. Kanchenjungha from here which is world's 3 highest peak really loved this place

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