Mirik Lake Overview

Ranked 2 of 5 sightseeing in Mirik

Mirik Lake, popularly known as the Samendu Lake, is located at a distance of around 2 km from Mirik. The lake is around 1.25 km long and is surrounded by chestnut, oak and maple trees. Boating and horse riding can be enjoyed here. 

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What travellers are saying about Mirik Lake

Experience scale
  • Very Good 2
  • Excellent 2
  • Average 1
  • Good 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

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99% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Chitrada tarakeswari

Chitrada tarakeswari5.0/5

3 reviews

Good location

Marik lake is very good location which passed through Nepal border we can go Nepal market. We should show our identity card while entering Nepal border. In this route so many tea gardens we can see. We can also purchase fresh tree garden leaves. There is also we meet many Nepal borders in this route

Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh5.0/5

581 reviews

The footbridge was good

Mirik Lake is Marik's pride. The beautiful lake, also known as Sumendu Lake is known for its scenic beauty. Taking a walk on the footbridge over the lake was enjoyable. Boating and horse riding facilities are also available.

Arnab Biswas

Arnab Biswas3.6/5

23 reviews

A picturisque spot

It is beautiful spot, not to be missed. The boat ride on paddle boat is a must. The 1/2 hr boat ride is a beautiful experience which should not be missed. One can also go for a horse ride around the entire like for Rs 360/- or Rs160/- for half the riding distance. The park hotel situated just adjacent the lake offers decent food and is a reasonable good lodging place.

Promita Maitra

Promita Maitra3.9/5

12 reviews

Worth visiting for the scenic beauty on the way

This place is well-decorated and famous for the lake called Mirik. You'll get facilities like pay and use toilet, hotel, restaurant or small souvenir shops here. Still, I somehow fell it would have been nicer if such a place could be any less crowded. This is nearly a 4-hour journey from Darjeeling city. But you won't get bored because of the scenic beauty it has to offer. You'll get small destinations on the way like tea-gardens or Pashupati Market if you want to make a quick visit.

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Subham  Banerjee

Subham Banerjee3.2/5

15 reviews

Picturesque lake with nice boating facility

Mirik Lake is definitely worth a visit because it will help you relax in the lapse of nature. You can either opt for boating in the lake with your family( 2 seater-Rs 50 per half an hour and 4 seater boats- Rs 80 per half an hour) or you can also enjoy the pleasant pony rides available there at a nominal fee. The park surrounding the lake was once beautiful but I somehow think that due to poor maintenance it has lost its beauty. The road to the lake is quite undulated and the government tourist lodge remains closed most of the times.There are a few restaurants like Kolkata Restaurant where you can have fresh fish for lunch. Mirik Lake is a good place for photographers because Kingfishers are seen quite often diving into the lake and the snow capped Kanchenjungha can also be viewed at a distance while boating. Winter is the best time to visit this lake according to me.

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Priyam Goyal

Priyam Goyal2.9/5

96 reviews

Located in a very beautiful spot, surrounded by tall trees

We went to Mirik enroute Siliguri from Darjeeling. The Mirik Lake, the main attraction of Mirik, is located in a very beautiful spot, surrounded by tall trees. But the lake itself has become very dirty and unpleasant. There are many hawkers around the lake selling Hot maggi, momos, juices and fruits. There are many small restaurants around the lake.

Haresh Hinduja

Haresh Hinduja3.9/5

2 reviews

Nice shopping and edible joints near the lake

We could not enjoy much due to heavy rain and we did not have much time to stay. Did shopping and ate some edibles and fast food available at the site. Boating was closed due to rain and fog.

Abhijit Gupta

Abhijit Gupta4.3/5

284 reviews

Prime attraction in Mirik

Sumendu lake is popularly known as Mirik lake and it is one of the prime attractions of Mirik. The place along with the lake is very picturesque and photogenic. The foot over bridge across the lake makes the place more beautiful. Boating in the lake is a superb experience.

Mousam Bhattacherya

Mousam Bhattacherya4.3/5

3 reviews

Scenic Beauty

Good Place to spend time with the children.There are many types of activities like Horse riding, boating etc. One can also spend the time with the partner also....
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