Tiger HillCurrently Open
- Address: Senchal Forest, Senchal Rd, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734123, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: View Point, Family And Kids, Hill
Tiger Hill - Review
As the highest point in Ghoom, Tiger Hill is also known for being a famous railway station in Darjeeling. It is not only just another railway station but is the highest one in the country. It was created in the year 1881 and today stands at a height of about 700 feet above the sea level. It is situated at about a distance of 11 kilometers from Darjeeling. There are various buses, autos, and other transport facilities that connect you between the two easily.
The real attraction of Tiger Hill is the spectacular vantage point it provides. One can easily view the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest from the Tiger Hill. Watching the sunrise from the Tiger Hill over the Mount Kanchenjunga range, the world’s third highest range, is an unforgettable experience for the tourists. Other than Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Janu , Kabru are some major pinnacles that can be seen from the Tiger Hill. Many tourists come here during the vacation of Durga Puja in West Bengal. During the months of April to May when the summer vacation has started, numerous tourists come to Tiger Hill in order to spend a holiday unlike another.
If it is a luxurious holiday you prefer, all modern facilities are available at Tiger Hill including five star and seven star hotels, shopping malls, multiplex, restaurants where one can watch movies. It is listed as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, considering its huge economical and heritage values. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Darjeeling itinerary 1 day.
Tiger Hill Information
- On a sunny morning, Kurseong is unmistakably visible in the south, as well as the Teesta River, Mahanada River, Balason River and Mechi River are winding down to the south. The Chumal Rhi Pile of Tibet resembles an incredible adjusted mass over the frigid Chola Range.
Restaurants Near Tiger Hill
- Hot Cafe
- Park Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Tiger Hill
95% of people who visit Darjeeling include Tiger Hill in their plan
04 AM - 05 AM
25.38% of people start their Tiger Hill visit around 04 AM - 05 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Tiger Hill
94.82% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tiger Hill
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Tiger Hill, Darjeeling Reviews
The sunrise was an amazing view. But you have to have the perfect timing to reach there. I read loads of reviews and some said we've to leave too early like at 2 AM and some had other opinion. I'd say 3:30-4 AM is the perfect time to start the journey. Make sure to be there by 4:30 so that you can see the sun rise perfectly. The walk upto the sunrise spot is a little rocky so make sure to wear comfortable shoes.
Great experience that couldn't forget in my life. I visited this place along with my whole family in 2015. This is one of the top most tourist visited place in Darjeeling. This spot is located a little far from main town and of course someone has to reach over there before sunset and the other thing is there are hundreds of tourist normally observe the sun rise that's why we, so far I remember that started off at 3:00 am. The normal weather was very cool and someone need to travel here with warm cloths. There should be carry cameras, mobile cameras coz you will have a chance to take lots of pictures.
Entry: Free. Sunrise View Point. Minimum Duration: 2 hours. The No. 1 spot for any Darjeeling Tour Itinerary. It should be in your must visit list. You should reach early as there is huge traffic jam at the base of the hill. So you have to walk approx. 500 meters although you can reach nearby in off-season. Take adequate winter clothing covering your whole body including head, hands, legs. Till January 2018, there is no shed to stay indoor, observatory is under construction, so be prepare for the cold. Even your camera and phone battery can malfunction if your are keeping those in outside for long duration.
Really nice place. It was very crowded but it has certain feel to it and the view is quite nice from there. What I liked most about the place was the chilling cold breeze even in the month of May .The rising sun you get to see is quite similar to the ones you get to see at other places also, so novelty was missing .A new observatory is getting constructed there which would be helpful to lure more people at tiger hill and would be easier for the visitor s to get a glimpse of the rising sun.Overall it was good.
I cannot rate higher than 3 because I came I an odd season and could not view the sunrise. I visited in May when it is insanely cloudy and foggy all around. You may not see the Sun all day let alone sunrise. The best season apparently is January, February and March. It was cool and pleasant but due to low visibility at off seasons there is hardly any scenery to watch.
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