Tiger Hill Sunrise – Darjeeling

Darjeeling is one of the attractions in India and having lots of places to visit and enjoy nature of beauty. Tiger hill is one of the famous tourist spot in Darjeeling. It is a summit of Ghoom, highest railway station in Darjeeling.  It is famous for its beauty which offers Mount Everest along with Kangchenjunga.  It is 11 km from Darjeeling and is the best place to spend holiday. Majorly famous for tea plantation, rich flora and fauna and cold weather, the hill station proudly boasts on her nickname ‘Queen of Hill’.

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Amoung the various attractions in Darjeeling, tiger hill are certainly on top ten spot of the holidaymakers. People want to see sunrise at this place when they are in the hill station. the first ray of sun shoot ahead and shed light upon twin peaks of Kangchenjunga  painting it pink and then bathing it in a beautiful orange color. This awesome view can be enjoyed early in the morning at around 4 am from tiger hill and is well known as sunrise point.  You will need to start by 3:30 am so that you reach by 4:15 am. Sometimes as you reach close to the summit, particularly during high season there would be a huge queue of cars lined up. Hundreds of tourists come here every day for enjoying this awesome view.

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From here Mount Everest is just visible, tweeting out through two other peaks standing by its side.  Kurseong is also visible to the south on clear day and in the distance, along with Teesta River, Mahanadi River, Balason River and Mechi River twisting down to the south.

Darjeeling weather can be change anytime. Fog and the mist come from nowhere and put a white blanket all around. In fact looking at the weather and the sky in Darjeeling there is no indication of how the weather may be at tiger hill. In this area cloud and fog lie at various levels of mountains, so no one can guarantee a perfect sunrise view from Tiger Hill.

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Trekking

There are two approaches at Tiger Hill for trekking.

1)      Tensing Norgay road from chowrasta mall area is free from motor traffic, leads through villages of Toong Soong and Aloobari. This route goes through tea gardens and through Allobari Monastery, and then finally meets with the hill Cart road at Jore Bungalow. Tiger hill is 5 km climb up from here to the top and takes 2 hours to climb.

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2)      Gandhi road goes via forests area and lots of rhododendrons on the way.hill cart road meet to Gandhi road at Ghoom area from where climb to tiger hill starts.

This area is now a part of nature reserve and maintained by DGHC (Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council). Such a wide beauty of tourism in Darjeeling, attracts lot number of travellers from all over the India, and so increases the demand for best category ‘2 Star Hotels in Darjeeling’.

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