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Mirik Tourism

Mirik - Fast Facts

Mirik Tourism Need to 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 Himalayan range.

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.

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. 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.

Rai Dhap MirikDeosi 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.

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.

Mirik - Sites Near By

Nature lovers visiting the hill resort of Mirik have much to look forward to in the excursion. 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.

Mirik - How to Reach

The hill resort of Mirik is easily accessible for the tourists. The airport nearest to Mirik is in Bagdogra at a distance of 55 km. The broad gauge railhead at New Jalpiaguri caters to the rail transportation to the hill resort of Mirik. It is 60 km away from the hill resort. The excellent road network links Mirik with other important places like Bagdogra, Siliguri, Kurseong and Darjeeling.

Mirik - Best Time To Visit

The hill resort of Mirik is pleasant all through the year. The temperature variations in Mirik range between thirteen and thirty degrees in winters and summers respectively. Thus, heavy woolens are required in winter, tropical or light woolens suffice in summers.

Mirik - Where to Stay

Accommodation is easily available at the hill resort Mirik. You may take your pick from the many hotels, tourist Lodge, tourist hostel and tourist cottages in Mirik. In fact there are several Swiss cottages too in Mirik that are referred to as Motels that make excellent accommodation option.

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