(Last Updated on : 01/10/2018)
Tiger Hill, located in Darjeeling district
of West Bengal
, is the summit of Ghoom
and the highest railway station in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
- a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tiger Hill gives astounding views of the Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga together. Situated at 8,482 ft, Tiger Hill is the highest hill in the immediate surroundings of Darjeeling.
Tourism in Tiger Hill
Almost each and every visitor arrives at the Tiger Hill to catch the first glimpse of sunrise over the snow capped Himalayas. From Tiger Hill, Mount Everest (29,002') is vaguely visible, peeping out through two other peaks standing along its side. Makalu (27,799') looks virtually higher than Mt. Everest, because of the curve in the horizon, as it is several miles closer than Everest. The distance in straight line from Tiger Hill to Everest is around 107 miles.
On a clear day, Kurseong is noticeable to the south and in the distance, Teesta River
, Balasun River and Mechi River, meanders down to the south. Chumal Rhi mountain of Tibet, 84 miles away, looks like a great rounded mass over the snowy Chola Range. One comes face to face with this peak from Phari Jong, which is 129 miles away from Darjeeling. Tiger Hill is also home to many migratory birds.
Nearby Places from Tiger Hill
While visiting the Tiger Hill, the tourists often make a tour of the nearby Senchel sanctuary, which offers great picnic spots, and its two artificial lakes also serve as a reservoir for supply of water to Darjeeling town.
Visiting Information to Tiger Hill
The best time to visit the place to experience the snow covered peaks are from mid October to December. The time period of March to April is also a suitable time for the visitors. Being 11 km away from Darjeeling, the site can easily be reached by roads from Darjeeling.
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