Tiger Hill, Darjeeling

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Tiger Hill
Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India (3).JPG
View of the summit of Tiger Hill. Since it is a popular viewpoint it is packed with tourists.
Highest point
Elevation2,590 m (8,500 ft)
Coordinates26°59′41″N 88°17′08″E / 26.99484°N 88.28542°E / 26.99484; 88.28542Coordinates: 26°59′41″N 88°17′08″E / 26.99484°N 88.28542°E / 26.99484; 88.28542
Geography
Tiger Hill is located in West Bengal
Tiger Hill
Tiger Hill
Tiger Hill is located in India
Tiger Hill
Tiger Hill
Tiger Hill (India)
Parent rangeDarjeeling Himalayan hill region

Tiger Hill (2,590 m) is located in Darjeeling, in the Indian State of West Bengal. It has a panoramic view of Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga together.

Geography[edit]

Places and tea estates in the north-western portion of Darjeeling Sadar subdivision (including Darjeeling Pulbazar CD block) in Darjeeling district
CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, N: neighbourhood, H: hill centre, NP: national park/ wildlife sanctuary, TE: tea estate, TA: tourist attraction
Abbreviations used in names – TG for Tea Garden (town/village), TE for Tea Estate
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location[edit]

It is 11 km from the town of Darjeeling and can be reached either by jeep or by foot through Chowrasta, Alubari or Jorebangla and then climbing up the incline to the summit.[1][2]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.

Tiger Hill[edit]

Panorama of the Kangchenjunga massif from Darjeeling's Tiger Hill.

At sunrise, the peaks of Kanchenjunga are illuminated before the sun is seen at lower elevations. From Tiger Hill, Mount Everest (8848 m) is just visible. Kanchenjunga (8598 m) looks higher than Mt. Everest, owing to the curvature of the Earth, as it is several miles closer than Everest. The distance in a straight line from Tiger Hill to Everest is 107 miles (172 km).[3][4]

On a clear day, Kurseong is visible to the south and in the distance, along with Teesta River, Mahananda River, Balason River and Mechi River meandering down to the south.[5] Chumal Rhi mountain of Tibet, 84 miles (135 km) away, is visible over the Chola range.[6]

Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary is close to Tiger Hill.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Negi, S. S. (1998). Discovering the Himalaya. ISBN 9788173870798.
  2. ^ Shiv Sharma, Dr (2008). India - A Travel Guide. ISBN 9788128400674.
  3. ^ Bindloss, Joe (2009). Northeast India By Joe Bindlos. ISBN 9781741793192.
  4. ^ Leviton, Richard (24 January 2006). The Gods in Their Cities: Geomantic Locales of the Ray Masters And Great White Brotherhood, And How to Interact With Them. ISBN 9780595827121.
  5. ^ Pandey, Dr. S. N. (September 2010). West Bengal General Knowledge Digest. ISBN 9788174822826.
  6. ^ Bruyn, Pippa de; Bain, Keith; Allardice, David; Joshi, Shonar (18 February 2010). Frommer's India By Pippa de Bruyn, Keith Bain, David Allardice, Shonar Josh. ISBN 9780470645802.