Tiger Hill, Darjeeling

Tiger Hill

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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.

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  • Very Good 71
  • Good 21
  • Average 12
  • Below Average 5
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 4
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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219 traveller reviews for Tiger Hill

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  • Tourist
  • Vidya
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  546 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
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  35434 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

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  • Shadab jabeen
  • 13 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  6462 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

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  • Parth Sabharwal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 248 Reviews
  •  207 helpful votes
  •  79975 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
  •  1631 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
  •  2362 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
  • 25 Reviews
  •  19 helpful votes
  •  4283 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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Anshul taran

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  • Anshul taran
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 24 photos
  • 22 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  6873 readers

"Must visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 3, 2016
Should go in the morning, however it is not necessary that you will find the sunrise but the atmosphere is good there. You have to be ready around 5 am in the morning, it is difficult but worth watching.
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Nirmala Parmar

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  • Nirmala Parmar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 11 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  11616 readers

"Most awesome view"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 21, 2016
Getting up very early in the morning to see this sunrise is worth. Though we had gone there at 3. 30 a.m, we found that the best seats were already taken. Lots of traffic on the road at this time also and many people go there to watch the sunrise. The view of Kanchenjunga from here is beautiful.
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Kaynat Kazi

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  • Kaynat Kazi
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 27 photos
  • 35 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  14224 readers

"Must visit in your lifetime"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 18, 2016
Watching sunrise at Tiger Hill is the main highlight of Darjeeling trip, but you have to book the cab in one day advance. If you do not want to pay extra money then book the cab directly from taxi stand not by hotel. You have to start at 4:30 am in the morning. Do not forget to gear warm cloths with gloves and scarf. Watching sunrise at Tiger Hill is breathtaking. While coming back from Tiger Hill do not forget to stop at Ghoom Monastery and Batasia Loop.
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