While there are a few points in Darjeeling that allow you a glimpse of the mighty Himalayas, there is none that surpasses Tiger Hill. Situated at a height of 2,590 m at a distance of 13 km from Darjeeling above the town of Ghum, Tiger Hill is internationally acclaimed for providing an enthralling view of a stunning sunrise over Kanchenjunga and other important peaks of the Himalayas. One can also view the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, from here.


The jeeps start for Tiger Hill as early as 4 am, and there is usually a scramble to get an unhindered view of the impressive peaks. As the sun ascends into the sky, the snow-covered peaks turn into a canvas of blue, pink and purple, set aglow by the golden rays of the morning sun.


Most of the guided tours stop at other attractions on the way back, including Batasia Loop and Ghum Monastery. Photographers and videographers, in particular, flock to this place in autumn and spring, when the sunrises are said to be more eye-catching than at any other time of the year.

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