Mirik Hill Station

Mirik is 52 kms from Siliguri and 55 kms from the nearest Airfield of Bagdogra. Mirik is being developed as a new hill station in the mountains. Mirik is surrounded by tea estates, orange orchards and cardamom plantations. Mirik has all the facilities to fulfill the needs of a tourist, it is surrounded by forests, flowers and is a very peaceful place which attracts the tourists automatically. This fast developing as a tourist paradise. This place is 5,800 feet above the sea level and has very thin population of 10,000 people. Mirik has not yet acquired the hustle and bustle of the a regular hill station and is from pollution. Thus the little time spend here is enough to refresh you.

The climate of Mirik is very pleasant and the temperature rarely crosses 30 degrees during the summers. But the winters are very cold. Accommodation in Mirik is good and cheap with hotels concentrated near the Mirik lake. Mirik lake is one of the spots which attracts tourists in large numbers. But do not try swimming in the lake because the waste water from Mirik falls in this lake. Near the lake is a very large, lush green ground. It is very difficult to find such plain ground in hilly areas. The Devasthan of Mirik is also very famous among the visitors. This place five or six temples which are located on the other side of the lake. Devsthan is located amidst a grove of trees and can only be reached by crossing the bridge over the Mirik lake.

The Swiss cottages of Mirik are also good place to stay. These are also called the Motels. One can also enjoy the sunrise from Sunrise point, which not in Mirik but is located some distance form the place. Not only Sunrise from the place you can also see the attractive Kanchenjunga Peaks and enjoy the soothing sight of Himalayas. Mirik is a major orange producing area in West Bengal and one can either walk or take ponies to the orange orchards.

Places to See :

There are several spots of tourist interest in the hill station of Mirik.

Sumendu Lake
Sumendu Lake at Mirik is a man made lake which attracts 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.

Singha Devi Temple
Near Sumendu Lake there is a temple of Singha Devi or the Devi Sthan. one must visit the temple that attracts tourists.

Deosi Dara
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.

Rai Dhap
One can enjoy picnic while in Mirik at Rai Dhap. Rai Dhap has a small lake that is the source of potable water in Mirik.

Kawlay Dara View point
One can get a sweeping view of the plains as well as the snow capped mountains from this viewpoint. The sunrise and sunset from here is a visual delight. The viewpoint is about 30 minutes walk from the tourist hub.

Helipad & Swiss Cottage
The hilltop helipad offers a panoramic view of Mirik and the Samendu Lake.

The small temple, situated under dense foliage of the 'dhupi' forest, is considered very holy by the local.

Mirik also offers the wondrous vista of the Kunchenjunga 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.

Weather :

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.

Travel Information :

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

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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