Tiger Hill, Darjeeling

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Tiger Hill (2,573 m) is located in Darjeeling, in the Indian State of West Bengal, and is the summit of Ghoom, the highest railway station in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has a panoramic view of Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga together.

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]

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.

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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]


  1. ^ "Discovering the Himalaya".
  2. ^ "India - A Travel Guide".
  3. ^ "Northeast India By Joe Bindlos".
  4. ^ "The Gods in Their Cities: Geomantic Locales of the Ray Masters And Great White Brotherhood, And How to Interact With Them".
  5. ^ "West Bengal General Knowledge Digest".
  6. ^ "Frommer's India By Pippa de Bruyn, Keith Bain, David Allardice, Shonar Josh".

Coordinates: 26°59′41″N 88°17′08″E / 26.99484°N 88.28542°E / 26.99484; 88.28542