Mirik Tourism

Welcome to a marvelous holiday in the hill resort of Mirik. The magical hill resort lies close to Siliguri in the West Bengal state of India. The peaceful and tranquil hill resort of Mirik boasts of several nature spots. The wild flowers, lovely lake and flourishing forests of Cryptomaria Japanica trees make Mirik appear as a tropical paradise.

Best Time To Visit

Mirik is pleasant all through the year. The temperature variations in Mirik range between thirteen and thirty degrees in winters and summers respectively.

Location

The hill resort of Mirik is situated 52 km. Away from Siliguri at an altitude of 1,768m in the Eastern Himalayas.

Tourists Attractions

In the breathtakingly beautiful hill resort of Mirik there are several spots worth visiting.

At Mirik you must not miss the Sumendu Lake. The man made lake attracts several tourists in Mirik. The Sumendu Lake is wrapped in forested ridge and a flower garden and has a floating fountain in its center. The Sumendu Lake is ideal for activities like boating and fishing but not for swimming.

Nearby on the west bank of the lake is the temple of Singha Devi or the Devi Sthan. You must visit the temple that attracts several tourists. If you move to the other side of the lake you may pray to Hanuman, Shiva and Kalimata in the temples dedicated to them. Bokar Gompa is other spot worth.

Deosi Dara is a vintage point in Mirik that must be visited to catch some vistas of the plains, hills and peaks in and around Mirik. Similarly Rameetay Dara is ideal for watching the spectacular sunset and the sunrise besides the mountains and plains of Mirik. You may even check out Kawlay Dara for some more breathtakingly beautiful views of Mirik.

While in Mirik you may even picnic at the spot of Rai Dhap. Rai Dhap has a small lake that is the source of potable water in Mirik.

You may take a nature walk or ride a pony at Mirik through the orange orchards, cardamom plantations and tea estates that dot the hill resort. A conducted tour of the tea factory is an interesting option at Mirik.

Mirik also offers the wondrous vista of the Kanchenjungha and the other Himalayan peaks that captures everyone's heart and in turn gets captured in the cameras.

At a distance of 30 km from Mirik is an ideal picnic spot of Dudhia whose beauty attracts several tourists and nature lovers. For the adventure seekers treks from Mirik to Sandakphu, Phalut, Kurseong via Balasan River and Namsu are possible.

How To Reach

By Air - The airport nearest to Mirik is in Bagdogra at a distance of 55 km

By Road & Rail - The broad gauge railhead at New Jalpiaguri caters to the rail transportation to Mirik but is 60 km away from the hill resort. The excellent road network links Mirik with other important places like Bagdogra, Siliguri, Kurseong and Darjeeling.

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