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''Mirik-a nest in the hills is West Bengal’s one of the hill resort at an altitude of 1767 metres with its own special charms – 49 km. From Darjeeling and 52 km. From Siliguri. 1.25 km. Long lake is fed by perennial streams. A floating fountain in the middle of the lake is a joy for ever and very often you may find the glory of Kanchenjungha reflected in the lake waters. A rich forest with thousands of Cryptomaria-Japanica trees clothe the slopes on the west. A 3.5 km. zig-zag footwalk takes you along the lake – a sleek foot bridge connects the garden on the east with the woods on the west. ''

Mirik, the hill resort lies in the West Bengal state of India. It is situated fifty-two km away from Siliguri and 55 kms from the nearest Airfield of Bagdogra. It stands at an altitude of 1,768m in the Eastern Himalayas. Mirik is wrapped in the forested hills of the Himalayas. Mirik is surrounded by tea estates, orange orchards and cardamom plantations.


Rameetay Dara - A viewpoint from where one can get a sweeping view of the plains and the mountains. Sunrise and sunset seen from this point are memorble sights.

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

The Lake - The beautiful 1.25 km. long lake is the most attractive spot of the Mirik Tourism Project. The depth of the lake water varies from a minimum of 3 ft. to maximum of 26 ft. The walks on the 3.5 km. long promenade around the lake is a fascinating one. The 80 ft. long arch-type overbridge across the lake is a wonderful engineering skill of the project.

Orange orchards - About two kilometers from Mirik, situated on the spur, one can seen beautiful orange orchards. Mirik is the largest supplier of orange in West Bengal. One can also have glimpse of the village life of hill areas.

Cardamom grove - Cardamom groves can be seen any where near the marshy land.

Deosi Dara - It is a era point in Mirik that must be visited to catch some vistas of the plains, hills and peaks in and around Mirik.

Best time to visit Mirik

Mirik is much pleasant through out the year.


Air: Nearest Airport is Bagdogra, about 55 km. from Mirik

Rail: Nearest Rail-heads are Ghoom 41 km., Darjeeling 49 km. and Siliguri 52 km.

Road: Excellent road network links Mirik with places like Bagdogra, Siliguri, Darjeeling and Kurseong.

Fast Facts about Mirik

State:  West Bengal

District: Darjeeling

Famous for/as:  Hill Station, Innate Beauty

Languages: English, Hindi and Bengali

Best Season: Summer; September to May

Weather: Sub Tropical; 10°C to 20°C in Summer and -2°C to 17°C in Winter

Altitude:  1495 m

Pincode: 734214

STD code: 0354

Distance Charts to Mirik

Road Map
Kolkata to Mirik
611 KM
Guwahati to Mirik
487 KM
Gangtok to Mirik
157 KM


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