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Tiger Hill-Viewpoint in Darjeeling

Tiger Hill, Darjeeling is the perfect place to witness the first rays of sun hitting the peaks of Kanchenjunga. It is one of the prime highlights of Darjeeling. Tiger Hill is placed on the summit of Ghoom, the highest railway station of Darjeeling and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can adore the mesmerizing natural beauty of the hill with lush greenery all around and the thrilling ambiance of the Tiger Hill.

You can enjoy the amazingly beautiful view of the highest peak of the world Mt Everest and also India's highest and world's third highest point Mt Kanchenjunga. You can hire from the number of jeeps and cars touring from Darjeeling to Tiger Hill every morning at 4 am. The pleasant weather of Darjeeling is also a plus point for this tourist place. People from all over the globe stop over this hill to relish the wonderful view and sunrise.

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West Bengal, India
Best time to visit Darjeeling: 
Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
1.5 hours
Altitude / Height:
6962 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
26.9948480°N, 88.2833330°E
Distance from Darjeeling to Tiger Hill
-- km
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 2:00 – 6:00 AM

Tuesday: 2:00 – 6:00 AM

Wednesday: 2:00 – 6:00 AM

Thursday: 2:00 – 6:00 AM

Friday: 2:00 – 6:00 AM

Saturday: 2:00 – 6:00 AM

Sunday: 2:00 – 6:00 AM

Read traveller's reviews about Tiger Hill..

Overall Rating:4.5

  '5' out of 5
" While I have been to Tiger Hill many times to experience the sunrise, I have also been there several times during the day and enjoyed as much. Tiger Hill is located 11km (6.8 miles) from Darjeeling town and above Ghoom. It's the highest point in Darjeeling hills at an altitude of 8482 feet (or 2590 meters). The best season to see the dazzling snow covered peaks as the sun rises is between Mid October to December. March to April is also a good time. "
  '3' out of 5
"Tiger hill is the place in Darjeeling where people clamour to get a view of the sunrise. People are ready to bear the daunting cold weather as early as 4 am in the morning to watch the sunrise. BUT, it is so heavily hyped that it is overly crowded and it reminds of a mela which huge crowd that is so noisy and the chances of one getting the view is highly dependent on the weather the previous day. However, the weather in Darjeeling is highly unpredictable that you just cross your fingers before you leave. One can view the Tiger hills even after the sunrise (say at around 11am to 2pm) once there is not much crowd so that one can enjoy the natural beauty in peace and in an undisturbed environment. The drive to the place is amazing. Foggy, greenery everywhere. It is also quite annoying that the center that attracts thousands of people per day doesnt even mention that the center is closed for renovation. People go all the way up there to find it is closed! Unless you want to push and shove against the number of people there to watch the sunrise, you can view it after the chaos in a clear morning. Ask the locals and they will tell you it it is every worth visiting the place at that point in time. Good luck!"
  '5' out of 5
"Ek pahar dekhte r koto view point banabi tora"
  '5' out of 5
"I can say one of the most beautiful places of India for sunrise.Awesome experience from this amazing place. "
  '5' out of 5
"Amazing place to see sunrise. How the sun can rise colorfully that can only be seen from this place but if there is excessive fog that might be a bad luck for you. There is a saying that Rabindranath Tagore tried to see the view for several times but can not. So its upon your luck....."

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