View of Kanchenjunga peaks from sunrise point at tiger hills in Darjeeling

Kanchenjunga :


Tiger hills get insanely crowded in the morning hours with tourists to get a glimpse of majestic Mt. Everest and Kanchenjunga peaks altogether at sunrise. It is in Darjeeling, West Bengal and is 11 km south of Darjeeling above Ghoom. Being a summit of Ghoom, view of sunrise from this point is panoramic. One of the major tourist attractions in Darjeeling is the sunrise point at tiger hills.

Just before the sunrise, the sky changes its colour to a beautiful shade of crimson. Gradually, peaks of Kanchenjunga will start playing hide and seek. One clear glance at the peaks when sunshine falls on it is incredibly breathtaking. If weather is clear, 250 km stretch of the Himalayan horizon, including Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu to the far west can be easily seen.

Also, to have this spectacular view, the weather should be clear. If you are lucky enough, you might get the opportunity to watch it at first attempt itself. Otherwise, it’s worth trying for multiple times.

Flocks of tourist vehicles, drive early morning around 5 am to 6 am towards tiger hills and makes it heavily crowded. Taxis to the spot can easily be booked in advance or from the taxi stands.

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