Darjeeling - Places of Tourist Interest - Tiger Hill
Tiger Hill, about11 km from the town at an elevation of 2,590 meters
(8,482 ft) is the highest point in the region offering fascinating views.
To the summit of this internationally famous 'Hill', journey mountain and
nature lovers to view the worlds most majestic mountain--Khang-Chen-Dzod-Nga,
or mighty Kanchenjunga, the king of them all. From the summit, to the
north, lies the town of Darjeeling and in the background stands the
stupendous snowy range in all its glorious magnificence. Mt. Everest, 225
km away rarely deigns to come out of the cloudy mists, with its two other
peaks on each side. About 135 km away is Tibet's Chomol Hari mountain,
said to be the world's most beautiful peak. Kanchenjunga 28,146 ft
dwarfing the two others, Kabru (24,000 ft) and Janu (25,300 ft), conical
in shape, leaps into view only 64 km away. One of the most unifying forces
in myth and identity of the country, the towering range is rightly named
Khang-Chen-Dzod-Nga, or the house of five treasures, by scholars,
referring to the five summits of this gigantic mountain.