Mirik

Mirik is a picturesque hill resort located in the district of Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal. It is situated at an altitude of 1767 m above sea level. The prime attraction of Mirik is the Sumendu Lake, surrounded by a garden on one side and pine trees on the other and linked to one another by an arched footbridge. This lake situated in the Singhlila hill covers an area of 1.25 sq. km. It offers breathtaking views of Mt. Kanchenjunga near the horizon. One can boat in the lake or take a pony ride around the lake. Other attractions in Mirik include lush green tea gardens and orange orchards. You may also visit Pashupati Market which is 11 km from here. You can buy foreign goods from this commercial trade centre located in Nepal.

Sumendu Lake, Mirik


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How to Reach

Trains are running from Sealdah, Howrah and Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri. The journey from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri takes around 10 hours. Auto rickshaws are plying from New Jalpaiguri to Siliguri. From Siliguri you can get bus, shared cars and jeeps to reach Mirik. You can also go to Mirik from Darjeeling.

Accommodation

Mirik Tourist Lodge. Tel: 0354-2243371.
Hotel Ratnagiri. Tariff - Rs. 1000-2500. Tel: 9832010013, 7407328673.

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