Mirik, Darjeeling

Mirik Completely Detailed Tour and Travel Guide

Surrounded by a lush tea garden at an altitude of 1495 meters above the sea level is a sleepy hamlet called Mirik. The name Mirik comes from the Lepcha words Mir-Yok meaning "place burnt by fire". The serene ambiance with pleasant weather throughout the year along with the picturesque sight has made Mirik one of the most favored destinations on the traveler's list. Located 49km from the Darjeeling Mirik came into the tourist map in 1950 but still, it is unknown to many travelers. The freshness and quaint surroundings of Mirik can make anyone feel like they found tranquility and serenity.

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Mirik Best Places to Visit

Cuddled near the Nepal border, halfway between Siliguri and Darjeeling, Mirik is a low-profile hill station and honeymoon destination and has a famous landmark, Sumendu Lake. Sumendu lake or as locals call it Mirik Jill, this lake is in the heart of Mirik with a good 1/2 km long, the serene water body has the Khangchendzongha Range as its backdrop and is framed by forests of oak and chestnut. The lake is surrounded by a garden on one side and pine trees on the other connected by an arch footbridge called Indreni Pull (Rainbow Bridge) if the visitor is not willing to take a full round of the lake. For those who love to take long walks, it's a pleasant 3 and a half km long path which winds around the lake.

There are pony rides, boating, fish feeding, and picnics to enjoy, and you can hop onto a paddle boat for a breezy spin around the lake. On a clear day, the lake reflects the image of Mt Kanchenjunga which just adds a whole new level to the lake's beauty. The journey to this quaint hamlet is an amazing experience in itself. Traveling through the lush tea garden and Japanese cypress forest on the winding road while witnessing the scenic view of changing vegetation of orange orchard and cardamom plantation to reach the sleepy hamlet Mirik can be one of the memorial moments to cherish Mirik.

Inflating your lungs with the rich aroma of the lush tea garden while relaxing near the famous landmark of Mirik lake Sumendu with your loved loves can be an ideal way to spend your weekend far away from the rambunctious city life. The alluring charisma of Lake Sumendu with the backdrop view of glorious Mt Kanchenjunga amidst the lush tea garden of Mirik has ensnared the heart of many travelers. Mirik is a paradise for all the people who long for an unhurried pace of life with soothing weather all around the year.

Activities to Do in Mirik

During your holiday in Mirik, you will be able to enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities. Have a look at the most popular activities you can do here in Mirik.

Go Shopping at Pashupati Market

Mirik has its own market where visitors may buy groceries. The neighboring Pashupati Market is also worth visiting. These two marketplaces are well worth visiting since tourists will gain insight into the residents' way of life. One of the best things to do in the city is to go shopping for perfumes, antiquities, clothes, and other items Pashupati Market has to offer.

Pay a Visit to Bokar Monastery and the Don Bosco Church

There are various religious sites in the town, including a Monastery and a Church. The Bokar Monastery, which exemplifies Buddhist architectural excellence, can be visited. Visitors can walk around the monastery and see the paintings painted outdoors, as well as the ornamented stupas, which are primarily white. The Don Bosco Church, which is only 1.5 kilometers from the town center, is definitely worth a visit. Visitors are welcome to join in the prayers and relax in the serene atmosphere that this church constantly provides.

Enjoy Horse Riding and Boating

One of the most delightful outdoor activities to do in Mirik is boating on Sumendu Lake. Boating in the middle of the lake will provide a joyful and relaxing experience for tourists, who will be surrounded by a pine forest. Horseback riding is available near Mirik Lake and on the footbridge that spans the lake, bringing the thrilling experience to a new level.

How to Reach Mirik

By Road: The most convenient mode of transportation to Mirik is by road. Buses and taxis run frequently from all of the adjacent major cities. The important cities in the vicinity of Mirik are Siliguri, Darjeeling, and Kurseong. All of these cities have excellent connections to other parts of India. From Darjeeling, Siliguri, Kurseong, or Bagdogra, you can take a bus or rent a cab to travel to Mirik. The distance between Darjeeling and Mirik is 61 kilometers, while the distance between Siliguri and Mirik is 46 kilometers.

By Rail: Near Mirik, the main railway station is NJP. You can hire a cab to get to your selected place after arriving at NJP. NJP and Mirik are 54 kilometres apart.

By Flight: Bagdogra is the nearest airport to Mirik at a distance of 45 km. At Bagdogra, regular flights are available from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai.

Accommodation in Mirik

Mirik does not let visitors down when it comes to lodging facilities. In the city, there are numerous hotels and homestays to choose from. The majority of the town's hotels are concentrated in the southern part of Sumendu Lake, and they are frequently overcrowded. One of the benefits of staying at these hotels is that visitors can enjoy a lovely view of the tranquil lake from the hotel's window or balcony. The amenities guests will get are WiFi, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service, Bar, front desk, and full-service laundry. Staying at the homestays, which are equipped with the majority of the latest conveniences, will give tourists a fantastic holiday experience in the town.

Best Time to Go for Mirik Tour

Mirik usually welcomes tourists throughout the year as the weather remains peaceful most of the time. However, if we talk about the best time to go for Mirik Tour, it will be in the months of summer. During the months of March to June, the temperature stays on the pleasant side and hovers between 20 to 25 degrees Celcius. As you don't need to wear heavy winter clothes, you will be able to enjoy many outdoor activities quite comfortably. Mirik experiences heavy showers when the monsoon appears at this splendid tourist destination at the end of June. Due to the heavy shower, the roads get muddy and the road to Mirik can get blocked due to the landslide. Throughout the months of November to February, winter engulfs the city. The temperature drops as low as 1-degree Celcius and stays between 15 degrees Celcius.

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