Tiger Hill, Darjeeling

Tiger Hill

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296 Ratings & 222 Reviews

About Tiger Hill

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Tiger Hill is the best point in Darjeeling for watching sunrise. Located at a height of 7,407 feet above sea level, the hilly trails through the mountains lead to the hill top. On a clear day, the entire Himalayan range can be seen. It is at a distance of 11 km from the main city of Darjeeling.

Sunrise tours to Tiger Hill are arranged by hotels. Normally, the pickup time from the hotel is around 4 am. It is better to reach a little early in order to secure a place. There are tea stalls selling flavoured Darjeeling tea along with snacks. There are also shops from where one can pick up souvenirs like hand crafted items or picture post cards of Kanchenjunga and Darjeeling.

What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

Experience scale
  • Excellent 105
  • Very Good 73
  • Good 21
  • Average 12
  • Below Average 5
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 4
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

222 traveller reviews for Tiger Hill

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Rajesh kumar

  • Tourist
  • Rajesh kumar
  • 36 photos
  • 18 Reviews
  •  30 helpful votes
  •  80933 readers


  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It is around 5 kilometers from Railway station. We can see the full view of Kanchenjaunga. Sun rise is special. Telescopic view gives an additional enjoyment.
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Avik _bongyatra

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  • Avik _bongyatra
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 6 photos
  • 29 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  8701 readers

"Beauty at its best"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The most exciting viewpoint of Darjeeling to view Kanchenjunga at it's best.. You need to get up at around 3 am to reach over there by sharp 4 am to relish the complete gradual process of sunrise thoroughly from the point.. The car parking and the long stretched stiff way to reach the viewpoint is a bit tiresome and not good for 60 up members in your family.. But once you reach there, it's worth the wait.. The temperature is extremely cold out there since it's approx 8465 ft. Once the sun rises from right behind of a peak in east and the rays reflect on the peaks of Kanchenjunga in the west, the whole scenario resembles heaven.. Even though the gallery that's been made to view the sunrise isn't worth containing even a 100 people altogether, since it's under construction by the Govt. It can be expected in the coming days that it will eventually expand.. A beautiful write up is out there on Darjeeling and Kanchenjunga along the same line.
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Tathagata Dutta

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  • Tathagata Dutta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review
  •  787 readers

"Visit in the morning"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 13, 2016
The sightseeing was good but the weather was cloudy as we could not get a view of Kanchenjunga peak from Tger Hills. Perhaps the bad weather massacred our plan plus the timing of our visit was not right. We should have visited at 4 in the morning.
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  • Tourist
  • Vidya
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1404 readers

"Very nice place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 15, 2016
This place is a very good sightseeing place. It is worth seeing this. When the sunrises we were very delightful to watch it. Amazing one with the colours. Still some more arrangements can be made here to stand and view this.
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Sameer Kumar

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  • Sameer Kumar
  • Lives in Bihar Sharif
  • 7 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  40626 readers

"Most of the time it's covered with fog & clouds"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jun 9, 2016
Onward mid May tiger hill is most of the time covered with fog and clouds, so popular and spectacular sunrise scene you will miss, crowd of cabs disappoint you too, this is on night so with children your visit will be hectic, so start as early as possible to avoid cab crowd in morning.
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Shadab jabeen

  • Connoisseur
  • Shadab jabeen
  • 13 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  9057 readers

"Golden Morning of Kanchenjunga"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 30, 2016
If visited in tourist season i.e. Sep-Oct and April May, one can see golden peaks Kanchenjunga even from Chowrasta, but how the peak turns golden from white (ash) can be viewed only from Tiger Hills. For all the nature lovers who packed their bags just to explore more of North Bengal Tiger Hill is a must visit destination. To explore the panoramic view of rising sun at Tiger Hills, you have to spoil your dear early morning sleep. Cabs/taxis are available on either share rental or private rental basis. It will take around 25-30 minutes to reach the peak and then, just wait for the sun-rise. A picture which comes to existence when the first ray of sun strikes the peaks of kanchenjunga and the clouds beneath it turns golden, is mesmerizing. Though the view may last for few minutes, but it is worth of all efforts.

Tea/Coffee are available at the hill itself (at double price), but it is needed to keep you warm and enjoy the scene. Don't forget to take your gloves and winter clothes, at 4 in the morning it's very chilly on the top.
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Parth Sabharwal

  • Connoisseur
  • Parth Sabharwal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 282 Reviews
  •  268 helpful votes
  •  102480 readers

"A picturesque area"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 4, 2016
Tiger hill in Darjeeling is about eleven kilometers from the Darjeeling, it is a picturesque area, Sun rise can be witnessed from this tiger hill which is most beautiful place on earth.
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Aleem Nawaz

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  • Aleem Nawaz
  • Lives in Bihar Sharif
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2491 readers

"Awesome sight of Darjeeling"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 3, 2016
From here you can see the Kanchenjunga hill (k2) during the sunrise. When the sun ray strikes on that hill that whole area will be as if made of gold and charm as diamond that are the awesome moment during the sight. At tiger hill a garden is builded and on that garden, a movie song's was shooted.
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Sushant More

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  • Sushant More
  • Lives in Pune
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  4867 readers

"You can see sunrise from here"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Apr 27, 2016
You need to get up early morning at 4 to reach tiger hill, the place here is very very cold so carry your warm cloths and to see the view carry binocular and some hot tea in thermos.
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Indra bhusan srivastava

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  • Indra bhusan srivastava
  • Highlander
  • 27 Reviews
  •  19 helpful votes
  •  5748 readers

"Nice to see sun-rise"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Apr 24, 2016
Very good to see the sun rise at this Tiger hill in the morning. But the problem is only the exact view of this as the shed made cannot occupy 100 or more persons. The government should made this place like 100's of people can see the sun rise at a time.
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