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5 out of 94 attractions in Darjeeling

Tiger Hill

One of the most important attractions in West Bengal, this is around 12 kilometres from Darjeeling and is a point 2555 metres above sea level. The Tiger Hill is famous for the rare views at dawn. The only condition if you want to enjoy this enthralling experience is that you have to be awake and ready by 4AM in the morning. You go straight to the Tiger Hill before the sun comes out and take the last views of the snow capped Kanchenjunga Peak. As soon as the sun comes out, the color of the sbow turns absolutely red and a little later Orange and then turns to Golden which again cpmes back to white when the sun is completely up. This natural show of lights is extra ordinary and is a visual treat. Starting your day to something like this is complete bliss. You can come to this place at anytime of the year except for monsoons and deep winters as the climate is extremely uncomfortable at this time.
Darshan H. Ranpara
Next morning @ 03:45, the taxi driver was waiting for us in a Wagon R to start our tour. Our first destination was Tiger Hill which is a famous sunrise point from where one can see Mt. Kanchenjunga. We started our 10 km tour towards Tiger Hill. The path after 6 kms was totally hilly and with very scenic Pine trees all around but it was not visible due to dark atmosphere. There was lot of traffic in the way as it is a must visit destination. The driver was very young (16 years old), but his driving was good and was informative which was best for us. Then came the Tiger Hill ticket counter and after visiting Tiger Hill, we realized that buying the costly tickets of Rs.40 was useless. The ticket was of a building from where one can view sunrise from height but when we reached there, we saw that there was no room even for having a look. We instead went to the railing which was outside the ground floor of building. That was the best place to enjoy the sunrise. After eagerly waiting for a long time, suddenly the crowd made noise related to the view of first sun rays on the Mt. Kanchenjunga. It was the most pleasant view and we felt like the view of heaven from earth. After 10 mins, at 05:25, the people again made noise and looked in other direction. It was first view of the rising Sun. The atmosphere was too chilly, so we had some hot tea. Finally, we returned to Hotel for our breakfast time covering 2 points namely Batasia Loop and Buddhist Monastery of Ghum. There was a War memorial at Batasia Loop of Gorkha soldier who lost their lives during Independence in 1947 and there is a beautiful garden. The Toy train passes from this place. Next place was Buddhist Monastery of Ghum. There was nice silence in the monastery and a sacred bell before entering the inner portion of the Monastery. Inside, there was a huge 15 feet Buddha statue in a silent environment. While returning to Hotel, driver showed us the residence of Actor Govinda. He also shown us the Nepali Ten Rupees note which was nice.
Amrita
Trek to the Tiger HillsSince the village is just at the foothills of the Tiger Hills, there is a trek route to the Tiger hill. Tiger Hill is famous for the magnificent sunrise. Alternatively, you can also take a cab to the Tiger Hill before dawn to get a panoramic view of the sunrise over the snow clad peaks of Kanchenjunga and Everest.Go for a picnic to the Rungdung RiverYou can trek down towards the Rungdong River bed and have a late afternoon picnic. It is a 4 km trek either way. Simply enjoy the solitude of the place as you see the river flow with all its might.
Thetravelcoholic
The sunrise was at 5:35 am. .. and
VAGABOND
Morning 3:00 am we gathered to go the spot which we heard would be the best scenic beauty of our trip we reached there at around 4:00 am and we were welcomed by few ladies who were offering tea and coffees to the visitors as it was too cold up there, we were told that we have to wait till 5:00 am to see the view and we did as said. slowly slowly time passed and it was 6:30 am and that was our bad luck,The most beautiful Sunrise of India didn't appear there,cause the sky was covered with clouds and it started raining and with a little disappointment we went back,and on our way back we visited few view local spots and back to hotel,and the whole day we spent roaming around the city, exploring Tea shops,cafes,meeting locals and it was dark in the early evening and around 8:00 pm we went to a Tibetan cafe to have dinner and then back to hotel.
VAGABOND
Morning 3:00 am we gathered to go the spot which we heard would be the best scenic beauty of our trip we reached there at around 4:00 am and we were welcomed by few ladies who were offering tea and coffees to the visitors as it was too cold up there, we were told that we have to wait till 5:00 am to see the view and we did as said. slowly slowly time passed and it was 6:30 am and that was our bad luck,The most beautiful Sunrise of India didn't appear there,cause the sky was covered with clouds and it started raining and with a little disappointment we went back,and on our way back we visited few view local spots and back to hotel,and the whole day we spent roaming around the city, exploring Tea shops,cafes,meeting locals and it was dark in the early evening and around 8:00 pm we went to a Tibetan cafe to have dinner and then back to hotel.