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    Darjeeling Tiger Hills

    Darjeeling Tiger Hills trek is just apt for extreme adventure adrenalin junkies. It is most famous for its sunrising site. 

    There are two routes for this trek. One starts at Tensing Norgay Road starting from Chowrasta and passes through Toong Soong and Aloo-Ban villages.The road from the village meets the The Hillcart Road at Jorebungalow which ascends and meets Tiger Hills 5 km.

    Alternatively we can take the Gandhi Road route. It starts from Planter Club Motor stand which runs parallel to Hill Cart Road. It meets the Hill Cart Toad near Ghoom Railway Station.

    As you climb up the Tiger hill keep your fingers crossed because seeing the sun rise from there is a rare event. Only a few lucky ones have been able to see it until now. And that surprisingly exclude Ravindranath Tagore who went there 7 times. On the way back one can stop at the Ghoom Buddhist Monastery and take the same route to come back.

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    How to get there

    By Air: From Delhi to Bagdogra Airport and a 4 hours journey by road will take us to Darjeeling.

    By Train : From Delhi to NJP Railway Station

    Nearest Town: Siligudi, 30 km from Darjeeling

    Distance: Delhi “ Bagdogra 1467 km.

    Best Time to visit: March to May, September to November

    Exact Location: The trek begins at Darjeeling and passes through Hill Cart Road


    • On a clear day, Kurseong is visible to the south and in the distance, Teesta River, Mahanady River, Balasun River and Mechi River, meandering down to the south.

    Things to Carry

    • Walking stick
    • Binoculars
    • Sleeping bag
    • Hiking shoes
    • Woolen clothes
    • Raincoat
    • Water, juices, snacks
    • Electric torch
    • Medical kit
    • A good compass
    • An extra pair of clothes

    Other Information

    While at Tiger Hill, one can also visit Senchel sanctuary, which has many interesting picnic spots. One can also look at its two artificial lakes serve as a reservoir for supply of water to Darjeeling town.

    Image Source: Caroline keane



Sandakphu Trek

If we have led you into believing that Darjeeling is purely a touristy place, that is far from the truth. Thanks to the position of Darjeeling in Himalayan foothills, there are a number of excellent trekking trails you can find around the city; Sandakphu being one of the popular ones. It is a moderate level trek that takes you through some extremely scenic landscapes until you finally reach Sandakphu at 11,929 feet.

This is probably the best trek you can undertake in the region if you are an experienced trekker. Sandakphu is the highest peak in West Bengal, so you can imagine the grand views of the grandest Himalayan mountains you can witness from here. Sandakphu Trek is an ultimate dose of thrill and amusement.

Location: Begins at Manebhanjan, West Bengal

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