|Elevation||2,590 m (8,500 ft)|
|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.
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.
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.
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).
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. 84 miles (135 km) away, is visible over the Chola range.Chumal Rhi mountain of Tibet,
A sunrise at Tiger Hill is an impressive experience.
Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary is close to Tiger Hill.
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