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Mirik Tourism

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  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 4904 m
Mirik is a popular tourist spot located in the hills of Darjeeling district in West Bengal. Situated at an elevation of 1495 m, the name of this place is derived from the word Mir-Yok, which is a Lepcha word that means ‘a place burnt by fire’. There are several tea gardens and orchards in the region of Mirik, which is also the biggest producer of oranges in West Bengal.

The major attraction of Mirik is the Sumendu Lake. Sumendu Lake is an artificial lake that has forested ridges on all sides, with garden on one side and pine trees on the other side. Both sides are connected with an arched footbridge called Indreni Pull (Rainbow Bridge) and a road stretching about 3.5 km encircles the lake. This road provides a view of Mount Kanchenjunga. There are facilities for boating on shikaras in the lake.

Located on the southern most part of the lake is the town of Krishnanagar. Within short distance of the town is the Bokar Gompa, home of the Mahayana monks. There are three temples built separately dedicated to the gods of Lord Shiva, Hanuman and Kali Mata located on the western part of the region. Located on the western bank of Lake Sumendu is the Singla Devi Mandir.

Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Homedara Siva Mandir, Mirik Busty Orange Garden, Ramneety Dara and Rajdhap are the attractions here. The Kawlay Dara View Point is a popular sunset and sunrise point where a clear view of the snow capped mountain ranges can be seen.

There are in eight tea estates surrounding the region of Mirik and out of them Thurbo Tea Estate, which is just 2 km away is the most popular one. About 50 km from Mirik is the hill station of Kurseong, which is known for its orchids and laid back lifestyle.

Apart from Kurseong, Darjeeling is also a nearby place to Mirik and is around 50 km away. Darjeeling is famous for the production of Tea and mountains and is a popular tourist spot known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’.

The climatic conditions in the region of Mirik is pleasant throughout the year with a maximum temperature of 30o Celsius in the summers and a minimum temperature of 2o Celsius in the winters.   

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Sachitra Kundu

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"Awesome place to visit near Siliguri"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A day rip from Siliguri is enough, at a very cheap rate. Just take sumo from Darjeeling
Places to visit
1. Mirik lake
2. Buddha monastery
3. View points
4. Vaishaodevi temple
Lake is awesome, the journey to Mirik was the best part, 250 rs per head, hotels and restaurants were all present near the lake.
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Masud Munshi

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"An awesome Mirik experience!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I travelled with my full family around of total 14 members including 4 children. It was nice time to travel this place during this puja vacation. The hotel was very good and is located in the heart of the city. After reaching Mirik, the evening time we just took snacks from the hotel and go to see the beautiful lake of Mirik, did boating with all of our children. They enjoyed a lot.
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NATUREVIEW

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"Feel serene tranquillity"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 1, 2014
A landscape just below hill, a beautiful lake has increased the beauty, the surrounding greenery has added the charm of the place. Small Mirik bazar nearby, Local foods are Momos and other Chinese dishes are available. Rice thali also available. Very good spot for a couple of days.
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Priyam Goyal

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"Small town surrounded by hills"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Aug 21, 2014
We visited Mirik enroute Siliguri from Darjeeling. Initially intended to stop for a quick lunch, we ended up sighseeing.
The Mirik Lake, the main attraction of Mirik, though situated in a beautiful location, has become quite polluted. The lake is surrounded by lush tress and is a popular tourist spot. Many vendors sell hot maggi, juices, momos and fresh fruits near the lake. There are some good restaurants too around the lake. Some other tourist places there are the Debisthan temple, Monastary and Pashupati Nagar.
I would recommend Mirik only as a quick or half day stop over.
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Sanjoy Dey

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"Nice place for 2-day family trip"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jun 19, 2014
For a family trip, this place is really awesome. And you can enjoy within your budget; the place is not very costly at all. A good place to spend a couple of days.
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Anik Chowdhury

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"Best Hill Destination in Bengal"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 23, 2014
It is a small town surrounded by hill. You can spend a relaxed & lazy weekend over here with one night stay. Generally travellers cover this place with one day trip from Darjeeling. But that way one can not feel the tranquility of the place.

The main attraction is around the Mirik lake (Sumendu Lake). You can enjoy the boating there and horse riding around the lake. A bridge is made across the lake. Other places are Devithan (just beside the lake), Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery, Swiss cottage, Helipad, Orange garden (during winter season), Tingling View Point, Thurbo Tea Gardens & factory, Pasupati Nagar market, Sunrise Point, Don Bosco Church, etc.

Lots of Hotels are available at Mirik, with different range. Restaurants are also available near the lake area. All the shops & restaurants are closed around 7 pm. So you have to make order for dinner within 6 pm. Some mid or low range restaurant are available nearby. e.g. Annapurna Hotel. Avoid Kolkata Hotel as it is rather expensive and the food quality is also bad. Almost nothing to shop here.

During visit carry original photo & address proof ID card (including their photocopies). All Hotels ask for that if you stay. Also it is required in Pashupati Market as it is in Nepal. Foreigners are not allowed here.
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S Pal

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"Good location for week end tour"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Dec 29, 2013
It is a small town surrounded by hill. You can spend a relaxed & lazy week end over here with one night stay. Generally travellers cover this place with one day trip from Darjeeling. But by this way one could not feel the tranquillity of the place.

The main attraction is around the Mirik lake (Sumendu Lake). You can enjoy the boating there and horse riding around the lake. A bridge is made across the lake. Other places are Devithan (just beside the lake), Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery, Swiss cottage, Helipad, Orange garden (during winter season), Tingling View Point, Thurbo Tea Gardens & factory, Pasupati Nagar market, Sunrise Point, Don Bosco Church, etc.

Lots of Hotels are available at Mirik, with different range. Restaurants are also available near the lake area. All the shops & restaurants are closed around 7 pm. So you have to make order for dinner within 6 pm. Some mid or low range restaurant are available nearby. e.g. Annapurna Hotel. Avoid Kolkata Hotel as it is rather expensive and lower food quality. Almost nothing to shop here.

During visit carry photo & address proof ID card in original (including photocopy). All Hotel ask for that if you stay. Also it require in Pashupati Market as it is in Nepal. Foreigners are not allowed here.
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Subhash chandra Mishra

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"Visit of Mirik"

  • Posted Jun 14, 2013
Mirik is a beautiful hill station in W. Bengal in India.The weather of Mirik is very much pleasing.Mirik is situated at a comfortable height.Mirik is surrounded by beautiful mountains & tea gardens.There are many places of worth seeing. Sumendu Lake is very nice.All the sight seeing places are under the radius of 5 kms. A stay of 2 days is enough.But I would like to stay there for a week atleast. You can enjoy good food at Jagjeet hotel.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Things have been narrated above.There are a few places which can be seen but not so important. But you can stay there as weather is beautiful.
Jagjeet hotel provides good food.

Activities & things to do: You can roam here & there on foot.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Mirik is at a distance of 55kms. from Siliguri in W. Bengal. You can go to Mirik by sharing a seat in a small vehicle like Tata Sumo.
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Rupak Barman

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"Tour in MIRIK"

  • Posted Jun 12, 2013
mirik lake is very nice.hotel where we stay the staff and owner are so good.there many things to do.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: bengali food available.
sight-seeing is lake bazar mandir orange garden & monestry
you must shopping there..things ar all very cheap.

Activities & things to do: boating,horse riding

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Mirik is very nice place.
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"Mirik"

  • Posted Nov 16, 2012
It's a wonderful place to stay for one or two days. One can travel to Darjeeling from here.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Visit sunrise point and swiss cottage. View point above swiss cottage gives a panoramic view of the Mirik.

Activities & things to do: Leisure

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Carry warm cloth on winter
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