beat the heat and dust of the plains? Come on over to the
magical hill resort of Mirik. The pristine hill resort nestles
in the forest hills. The entire hill resort of Mirik is dotted
with nature spots. The peaceful and tranquility offered by
Mirik attracts several tourists. The fabulous flora and fauna
of Mirik works magic on the senses of the tourists. The wild
flowers, lovely lake and flourishing forests of Cryptomaria
Japanica trees make Mirik appear as a tropical paradise. Atop
these are the wondrous vistas of the Kanchenjunga in the
Mirik - Location
The hill resort of Mirik lies
in the West Bengal state of India. Mirik is situated fifty-two
km. away from Siliguri. Mirik stands at an altitude of 1,768m
in the Eastern Himalayas. Mirik is wrapped in the forested
hills of the Himalayas.
Mirik - Sites to Visit
The hill resort of Mirik
offers several spots worth visiting to its tourists. While at
Mirik you must not miss the Sumendu Lake. The lake happens to
be the focal point of Mirik. 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.
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. You may reach the Devisthan by using the bridge that
takes you over the Mirik Lake. Nestled in the grove of trees
Devisthan attracts the pious and the nature lovers alike.
Bokar Gompa is other religious spot worth visiting in Mirik.
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. While at
Mirik you may either walk down or ride a pony into the orange
orchards for a memorable experience. It is noteworthy that
Mirik is a major orange producing area in West Bengal. A
conducted tour of the tea factory is an interesting option at
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.