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
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.
- 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.
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86.16% of people who visit Darjeeling include Tiger Hill in their plan
19.19% of people start their Tiger Hill visit around 04 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Tiger Hill
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tiger Hill
We visited in October. It was very cold in the early morning before sunrise. So wrap yourself with plenty of warm clothes. Wear warm hats and mittens. Sunrise is beautiful and the Kanchanjunga view is awesome with the sun glow. The surrounding area is covered with green trees and beautiful blue sky. You can enjoy that when sun is fully up. It is one of the topmost tourist attractions spots in Darjeeling.
U can expect to see almost entire tourist crowd of at the point. If you want to capture a nice time lapse in your camera, be sure to reach and leave as early as you can to catch a perfect place and avoid traffic. Having said, its just a sunrise that happens everyday, what unique is the sun rays falling on mountain Kanchenjunga and that is visible from some other points too.
A must visit place if you are in Darjeeling. One of the best sunrises I have seen in my life. The whole sky turns orange and the mountain ranges turn golden as the first sunrays hit the peaks. Take a good number of woolen cloths as you will have to reach there at around 5 in the morning and place is very cold.
We wondered why it's called so but found no history behind it. Another reason could be the lion Goddess temple near it. Of course, it is the highest place in Darjeeling and you can see few important locations nearby. Situated only 11 km from the Darjeeling town, its the most visited destination by tourists. Sadly, nothing much has been done about infrastructure and tourism. The observatory is still under construction (see my pics) and the only reason to wake up early to catch the mesmerizing sunrise was to avoid the serpentine uncontrollable traffic. Ensure you reach early to get the best standing point else it would be crowded on the hill top. Government has not done much and I felt uncomfortable when I saw sea of people gathered. Also carry money to grab a cup of coffee or tea from the beautiful ladies while the chilling wait continues. Warm clothing are a must to avoid wind and cold. The vehicles are parked below and one has to walk the steep hill. By paying 20 rupees you can get a telescopic view of Kanchenjunga. Look at the opposite direction of Kanchenjunga to see the rising sun. If the sky is clear you would be lucky to see the changing colors of sun and the rays hitting Mt. Kanchenjunga on the other side. The mountains turn red when the first rays of the sun hits them. This is a lifetime experience and a mesmerizing moment, for others it may be the dawn of just another day. If you like my pics, video and review kindly click the like button. Thanks!!!
This is the place to visit, when you're visiting Darjeeling. The originality and naturalness of this place will blow you away. To reach comfortably to the top you have to leave as early as 3am in the morning. You can view Kanchenjunga from there. Before even the sun could rise and you'll be able to see the sun, you can see sunlight at the peaks of Kanchenjunga and then the sun rises slowly from the opposite side as if it is coming out of ground. It's a very beautiful, emotional moment. A light pink sun coming out of the ground, public cheering, it almost brings tears to the eyes. It's the only best place to visit in Darjeeling, and make sure u leave early, so that you don't miss a single moment of that sunrise.