Tiger Hill Sunrise Observatory
#6 of 28 Places to Visit in Darjeeling
Distance (From Darjeeling Himalayan Railway): 11 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours
Transportation Options: + Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 11 km from Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Station, Tiger Hill is a sunrise viewpoint in Darjeeling. It is the highest point in Darjeeling and among the most picturesque places to visit in Darjeeling.
Tiger Hill stands at an altitude of 2,590 m overlooking the spur of the snow-capped mountain ranges of the Eastern Himalayas. It is one of the two points in India from where you can capture the entire panorama between Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga on a sunny morning. The first rays of the sun shoot ahead and shed light upon the twin peaks of Kanchenjunga painting it pink, and then bathing it in a beautiful orange colour, which is an amazing thing to experience.
An observation deck is built on top of the Tiger Hill to cater to hundreds of tourists who visit every day. On a clear day the summit of Tiger Hill commands the view of Kurseong Town to its south-west along with plains of North Bengal and number of major rivers like Teesta, Mahanadi, Balasun and Mechi meanders down to the south. While at Tiger Hill, one can also visit Senchal Lake & Sanctuary.
There are roads leading up to the base of the hill can be navigated using a jeep through Chowrasta, Alubari or Jorebangla. After this, there is a climb to the summit that has to be covered on foot. The best season to see the dazzling snow covered peaks is between mid - October to December.
Timings: 4 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 20 for Ground Floor, Rs.30 for First Floor & Rs. 40 for Third Floor