Tiger Hill is the summit of Ghoom, the highest railway station on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated at an altitude of 2590 metres (8482 ft.) and 13 kms from the town, this spot has earned international fame for the magnificent and stunning dawn views of Mt. Khangchendzonga. The exotic views that the Tiger Hill boasts of, are cited as a rare sight as one has to be up and awake by 4:00am to be able to watch the Sunrise and see how the rays create a mesmerising effect on the snow covered peaks of Khangchendzonga and the great Eastern Himalayan Mountains. Even Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, is also visible from here. As the first rays of the sun hit the snow-capped peaks of Khangchendzonga , one can see the white colour of the snow changing to red and then orange. As the sun comes up, the colour again changes from pale orange to golden and finally returning to its original white colour. The play of light on these beautiful snow-covered peaks of Khangchendzonga leaves the visitor enthralled. The best time to visit Tiger Hills is between April and June and then from September to December when the weather is pleasant enough to explore the beauty of this hill.