Sunday, 5 February 2012

Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill is the top-most point of Ghoom, the highest railway station of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train). Situated at a distance of about 11 km from the major township of Darjeeling, Tiger Hill is perched at an elevation of 8,500 ft and forms one of the highest hills in its immediate surroundings. It can be reached from Darjeeling either by a jeep or by foot, through Chowrasta, Alubari and Jore Bungla.

Tiger Hill is popular for the magnificent vista of sunrise that it offers. The sight of sparkling view of golden sunrays, falling over the snow-clad Himalayan ranges, is surely mesmerizing. It is one of the most popular vantage points in Darjeeling. From here, you can get to see world's third highest peak, 'the Kanchenjunga' very clearly. On a clear day, the sight of the peak is sure to make you fall in love with the place.

If you are exceptionally lucky, you can also get to see the highest peak of the world - 'Mount Everest', which is 107 km from this place, peeping out through two other peaks standing by its side. On a clear day, this place also offers some awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains, cities, rivers and valleys............

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