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"The Valley of the Sun"

Mirik Tourism

Nestled amidst the picturesque hills of Darjeeling district in West Bengal, Mirik is a charming hill station known for its serene beauty and tranquil ambiance. Located at an altitude of 1,495 meters above sea level, Mirik is surrounded by lush green forests, rolling tea gardens, and breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges. Darjeeling is often clubbed with destinations in Sikkim, its neighboring state, adding to the allure of the region as a popular tourist destination.

The terrain of Mirik is characterized by undulating hills, verdant valleys, and shimmering lakes, offering visitors a refreshing escape into nature's embrace. The star attraction of Mirik is its man-made Sumendu Lake, encircled by a lovely walking trail adorned with vibrant flowers and towering pine trees. Boating on the pristine waters of the lake is a popular activity, allowing visitors to soak in the tranquility and beauty of the surroundings.

Mirik is a popular destination not only for its natural beauty but also for its pleasant climate and plethora of recreational activities. Visitors can indulge in leisurely strolls along the scenic tea gardens, explore the vibrant local markets, and savor delicious local delicacies at the numerous eateries dotting the town. Adventure enthusiasts can partake in trekking expeditions to nearby viewpoints like Bokar Monastery and Tingling Viewpoint, offering panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscape.

The best time to visit Mirik is during the spring and summer months, from March to June, when the weather is pleasant and the natural beauty of the region is at its peak. During this time, the hills are carpeted with colorful flowers, and the clear skies offer stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks.

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How to Reach Mirik

How to Reach Overview

The best way of travelling to Mirik is by bus, which runs regularly from all the major towns in West Bengal. The nearest airport is the Bagdogra Airport and the nearest railway station is the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. From both the places, taxis can be hired to reach Mirik.

How to reach Mirik 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 Mirik by road

Mirik is well connected with nearby cities like Darjeeling, Siliguri and Kurseong by road, where Siliguri is well-connected rest of India by road, rail and air. This makes Mirik easily accessible. Taxis, private cars, shared jeeps and tourist mini coaches are the common vehicles to reach Mirik from Darjeeling, Kurseong, Siliguri and also from Bagdogra airport and New Jalpaiguri railway station.

How to reach Mirik by train

New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station to Mirik, which is well connected with all major cities in India by rail. It is distanced at around 56 km from Mirik and easily accessible by road.

Local transport in Mirik

Intra city transport is largely done in tourist cars and small vehicles including rickshaws and three wheelers run by local people. Although local transport is easy to find, it is preffered to arrange for tour guides and cars. Most of the hotels provide this facility.

Most frequently searched routes to Mirik

Route Name Distance Time
Darjeeling to Mirik 39.4 km 1 hr 58 min

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FAQs on Mirik

What is famous about Mirik?

It is a laid back hill station with scenic beauty. It has a mild climate which makes sight seeing easy. Unlike Darjeeling, it doesn't have an extremely cold weather.

What is not so good about Mirik?

Not much to explore here.

Who should visit Mirik?

Mirik is perfect for travellers who are looking for unexplored places, away from the rush and the crowd.

What is the best time to visit Mirik?

The beautiful hill station experiences all seasons in full bloom. Mirik experiences temperate climate, with mild summers, cold winters and wet monsoons. This makes spring, summer and autumn the best time to visit Mirik. March, April, October and November compose of the golden period to explore Mirik in all its enchanting glory!
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What is the local food in Mirik?

The local cuisine of the place has influences of the Bengali Culture and the local weather, along with dishes that all hill stations seem to share. There are some things that are very special to the place, including Hakka noodles, a special kind of soup- Thukpa and a few other Tibetan dishes. Restaurants are spread all over the place, with high concentrations around Krishna Nagar.
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What is the best way to reach Mirik?

The best way of travelling to Mirik is by bus, which runs regularly from all the major towns in West Bengal. The nearest airport is the Bagdogra Airport and the nearest railway station is the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. From both the places, taxis can be hired to reach Mirik.
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What are the things to do in Mirik?

The top things to do in Mirik are The Mirik Lake, Pashupati Nagar, Orange Orchards, Bunkulung, Bokar Monastery, Mirik Tea Gardens. You can see all the places to visit in Mirik here

What are the places near Mirik?

The top places near to Mirik are Darjeeling which is 18 km from Mirik, Gangtok which is located 65 km from Mirik, Kalimpong which is located 34 km from Mirik, Kurseong which is located 9 km from Mirik, South sikkim which is located 35 km from Mirik

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Rahul Bhatla

6 years ago
A good place. Mirik Lake and Pashupati Market are main places to visit. Both are very good.

Rahul Bhatla

on The Mirik Lake 6 years ago
A good place. Do boating here, Rs80 for half an hour as on 15 June 2016. Beautiful scenery. Visit Pashupati Market too.
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