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Mirik Tourism

Nestled to the hills of Darjeeling district in West Bengal, situated at an altitude of 1495m in the banks of Sumendu Lake, Mirik had become a beautiful tourist destination due to its climate, accessibility and natural beauty. Amidst the Himalayan valley, Mirik is an excellent spot for romantic getaways, to marvellous temple architecture, to mesmerizing valleys of orchids and gardens. Located at 59 kms from Darjeeling, the well-populated yet not too overcrowded town is an amazing place for someone to looking out for a perfect hill station to get away.

 

The centre of all the attraction is the Sumendu Lake surrounded by the garden, Savitri Pushpaudyan on one side and pine trees on the other side connected by a footbridge, Indreni pool. Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery, Devi-Sthan, Deosi Dara, Mirik Lake, Rameetay Dara are some of the major tourist attractions in Mirik. Mirik with its picturesque beauty attracts photographers, nature lovers and travellers from all over.

 

Top things do in Mirik

1. Devi Stan

3 kilometres from city centre

2. Mirik Tea Gardens

4 kilometres from city centre

3. Bokar Monastery

1 kilometres from city centre

4. The Mirik Lake

1 kilometres from city centre

5. Orange Orchards

3 kilometres from city centre

6. Pashupati Nagar

9 kilometres from city centre

7. Mirik Church

1 kilometres from city centre

8. Bunkulung

16 kilometres from city centre

How to reach

Mirik is easily accessible by road. It is located at considerable distance from railway station and Airport.

How to Reach by Flight

Nearest airport to Mirik is Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri which at a road distance of 47 km. It is a domestic airport which has regular flights from all places in India.

How to Reach by Train

New Jalpaigur, distanced at 56 kms from Mirik, is the nearest railway station to Mirik, which is well connected with all major cities in India by rail.

How to Reach by Bus

The best way of travelling to Mirik is by bus, which runs regularly from all the major towns in West Bengal.

How to Reach by Road

Taxis, private cars, shared jeeps and tourist mini coaches are the common vehicles to reach Mirik from Darjeeling, Kurseong, Siliguri.

How to travel within

Local transport is in tourist cars and small vehicles including rickshaws and three-wheelers run by local people.

Local Cuisine

The local cuisine of the place has great influences of Bengali Culture. Some of the must-try dishes in Mirik includes Hakka noodles, a special kind of soup- Thukpa and a few other Tibetan dishes. Most of the eateries in Mirik are concentrated in Krishna Nagar.

Some of the famous restaurants in Mirik are:

·        Sukh Sagar Restaurant
·        Samden Tibetian Restaurant
·        Hotel Jagjeet

 

Mirik Itinerary

Day 1:

After the early morning breakfast, drive from Darjeeling to Mirik. The drive would take about 1.5 hours.  Head to Pashupati Nagar, the market on Indo – Nepal border and later to the  Bokar Monastery to get the amazing view of Mirik. After visiting Devi stan and Mirik Church, you can stop for lunch. After lunch, you can spend the evening on the Sumendu Lakeside or visit the Orange Orchard Blossoms. Spent the night at Mirik

Day 2:

Next day start early and drive from Mirik to Bunkulung. Spent the day roaming around and enjoying the activities in Bunkulung, head back to Mirik.