Tiger Hill, Darjeeling

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Tiger Hill
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View of the summit of Tiger Hill. Since it is a popular viewpoint it is packed with tourists.
Highest point
Elevation 2,590 m (8,500 ft)
Coordinates 26°59′41″N88°17′08″E / 26.99484°N 88.28542°E / 26.99484; 88.28542 Coordinates: 26°59′41″N88°17′08″E / 26.99484°N 88.28542°E / 26.99484; 88.28542
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Tiger Hill (India)
Parent range Darjeeling Himalayan hill region

Tiger Hill (2,590 metres (8,500 ft)) is a mountain located in Darjeeling, in the Indian State of West Bengal. It has a panoramic view of Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga together.



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


It is 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) 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.


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

At sunrise, the peaks of Kanchenjunga (8,598 metres (28,209 ft)) are illuminated before the sun is seen at lower elevations. From Tiger Hill, Mount Everest (8,848 metres (29,029 ft)), Makalu (8,481 metres (27,825 ft)) and Lhotse (8,516 metres (27,940 ft)) are just visible. Kanchenjunga looks higher than Mt. Everest, 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]

A sunrise at Tiger Hill is an impressive experience.

View of mountains from Tiger Hill on February, just before the sun is visible. Mountains-17thFeb21-just-before-sun-visible.jpg
View of mountains from Tiger Hill on February, just before the sun is visible.

Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary is close to Tiger Hill.

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