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“Fantastic View-- too early at the morning”
Review of Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill
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Ranked #7 of 100 things to do in Darjeeling
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Kolkata, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Fantastic View-- too early at the morning”
Reviewed 20 April 2012

Ghoom is a regular stop on the return journey from the Tiger Hill look-out point which is also the railway station located at highest altitude, where views of Kanchenjunga, the eastern Himalayas, and even Mt. Everest make it worth getting up well before sunrise. The fit and adventurous can walk back to Darjeeling on a quiet side road. If you're catching a flight from Bagdogra to Delhi or Kolkata and you're leaving Darjeeling early in the morning, consider leaving even earlier to stop at Tiger Hill on your way down.

Visited October 2011
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“Tiger Hill”
Reviewed 20 April 2012

Very Cold, Be early for the super deluxe tickets, It is worth it. Stunning views to see God's sunrise and then the reflection on snow caps

Visited April 2012
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Mumbai, India
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“Majestic view of Mount kanchenjunga”
Reviewed 19 April 2012

A must visit place, if you are traveling to Darjeeling. The sunrise from the Hill is magnificent. As the sun rises you will see the Kanchanjenga also changing the colours (the reflection of the sun rays). It’s impossible to describe the beauty.
Start bit early from Darjeeling Hotel to reach the place early to get a better sit in the observatory room.

Visited October 2011
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BAHRAIN
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“Hustle n Jostle for a Sublime View”
Reviewed 18 April 2012

The place is a bit out town, a good 11 kms from Darjeeling. When you get there you will see a checkpoint of sorts with lots of cars parked on the sides. You need to get off and walk around half a km to the observation area.

The place is basically a building and some railings where you can watch the sunrise and more importantly the sun reflecting off Mt. Khonchenzonga. It is a great experience, only wish I was not surrounded by a 1,000 people shoving for a view and chattering as if they had seen a yeti.
To be honest, that really cant be avoided. I went during Diwali (November), cant imagine what it is like during summer (tourist season).

TIPS:
•Book your own cab and check the sunrise schedule and weather (most taxi guys can tell you, their bread and butter).
•Get there 30 minutes earlier than what the taxi people advise you, else you will be jostling for space to get a good view.
•Enjoy a nice tea and coffee (essential in the winter) available from local sellers.
•There is a toilet in a shed on the right near the check point (Pit style, not maintained and please don’t expect TP).
•There are many spots on the way down you can stop your car and walk around, amazing grass, dew, moss and frost all around.

Visited November 2011
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“Freeze and enjoy!!!”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Getting up early and reaching by 4am in a chilled morning to be able to watch the sunrise view coming from behind the kanchanjunga mountain range but due to weather condition unable to view, yet the experience is worth the feel you get from the experience of such a lovely atmosphere. Since back home you wont even think of getting up for a stroll post 7am :)

Visited April 2012
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