Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill 

Senchal Forest, Senchal Rd, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734123

Phone0353 251 1974

(Located 11 km.from the town of Darjeeling )

Panorama of the Kangchenjunga massif from Darjeeling’s Tiger Hill.

Tiger Hill (2,590 m) is located in Darjeeling is the summit of Ghoom (Ghum (also spelt Ghoom) is a small hilly locality in the Darjeeling Himalayan hill Region of West Benga,l India. It comes under ward number one of the Darjeeling Municipality. Ghum railway station of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is the highest railway station in India. It is situated at an altitude of 2,258 metres (7,407 ft). The place is the home of the Ghum Monastry and the Batasia Loop, a bend of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.), the highest railway station in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has a panoramic view of Mount Everest and Mt. Kangchenjunga 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.

At sunrise, the peaks of Kangchenjunga are illuminated before the sun is seen at lower elevations.

From Tiger Hill, Mount Everest (8848m) is just visible. Makalu (8481m) 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).

On a clear day, Kurseong is visible to the south and in the distance, along with Teesta River, Mahanada River,Balason River and Mechi River meandering down to the south. Chumal Rhi mountain of Tibet, 84 miles (135 km) away, is visible over the Chola Range.

Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary is close to Tiger Hill.

Source : Wikipedia




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