Skywatch Friday - Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill!

December 24, 2013.

It was a freezing morning in Darjeeling. We got up at 3.30 AM to reach Tiger Hill well in time to get to the vantage point. 

We had read about sensational experience of seeing India's tallest peak at sun rise from Tiger hill. But we were not sure. The envelope of fog was spreading and raising slowly as the sun was trying to peep out in the horizon. 

Shivering in the early morning cold of 5 degree celsius and standing in the open ground, we were all waiting for the first glimpse of the mountain.

The mountain known as Kanchenjunga. The tallest peak in India. Third tallest in the world.

There was excitement in the air. The fog continued to raise and we prayed. 

Finally our prayers were answered. There was a loud shout from everyone. Then the "wow" feeling......the numbness and unbelievable sight of the peak simmering gold in the rays of morning sun!


It was worth every wollen we wore on that day!

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Friday, 10 January 2014

Skywatch Friday - Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill!

December 24, 2013.

It was a freezing morning in Darjeeling. We got up at 3.30 AM to reach Tiger Hill well in time to get to the vantage point. 

We had read about sensational experience of seeing India's tallest peak at sun rise from Tiger hill. But we were not sure. The envelope of fog was spreading and raising slowly as the sun was trying to peep out in the horizon. 

Shivering in the early morning cold of 5 degree celsius and standing in the open ground, we were all waiting for the first glimpse of the mountain.

The mountain known as Kanchenjunga. The tallest peak in India. Third tallest in the world.

There was excitement in the air. The fog continued to raise and we prayed. 

Finally our prayers were answered. There was a loud shout from everyone. Then the "wow" feeling......the numbness and unbelievable sight of the peak simmering gold in the rays of morning sun!


It was worth every wollen we wore on that day!

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22 Comments:

At 1/10/2014 , Blogger R Niranjan Das said...

Brilliant!

http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

 
At 1/10/2014 , Blogger Dorothee said...

Indeed: "Wow"! great image + moment. glad the mountain showed up :) have a great sky week~

 
At 1/11/2014 , Blogger Christian Weiß said...

Great view, Darjeeling must be a great area.

 
At 1/11/2014 , Blogger Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, beautiful!!

 
At 1/11/2014 , OpenID ladyfi said...

Wow - stunning and so majestic!

 
At 1/11/2014 , Blogger SONU said...


Awesome..A golden peak seems to be peeping from the clouds.

 
At 1/11/2014 , Blogger Rachit Aggarwal said...

Great views absolutely worth waking up at 3:30am...

 
At 1/12/2014 , Blogger chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Amazing! Good that the fog lifted and you were rewarded for your early morning hike!

 
At 1/13/2014 , Blogger SONU said...

Awesome

 
At 1/13/2014 , Blogger SONU said...

Awesome

 
At 1/16/2014 , OpenID sandeep said...

amazing view indeed!

 
At 1/17/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Niranjan. Glad you liked it.

 
At 1/17/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Dorothee. You bet. We were keeping our fingers crossed and we were lucky!

 
At 1/17/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Christian. Yes, it is a lovely place. Tea country. World's best tea is grown here.

 
At 1/17/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks

 
At 1/17/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thank you so much. Yes, it was an amazing sight.

 
At 1/17/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Sonu. It was a memorable experience.

 
At 1/17/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Thanks Rachit. Yes, you are correct. November is the ebst month month when fog is less and sky is clear.

 
At 1/17/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

Oh yes. We were keeping our fingers crossed and not sure till the peak popped up and fog cleared!

 
At 1/17/2014 , Blogger Poorna and Brinda said...

thanks Sandeep

 
At 2/05/2014 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought it was pronounced Kanchana ganga.

 
At 5/08/2014 , Blogger Deepak A.B said...

Awesome. We once went to Tiger Hills but it was too foggy :(

 

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