Small and unspoilt hill resort, Mirik, is a perfect place to leave all the heat and dust of the plains. An untouched beauty, Mirik enjoys the reputation of being the youngest hill-station of India. The place is situated around the Sumendu lake. The beauty of Kanchanjunga can be witnessed from the city. The peace and serenity offered by Mirik attracts tourists. The fabulous environment acts as magic on the senses of the tourists. Situated 5800 ft above sea level and scarcely populated, Mirik is free from pollution. The Sumendu lake is a major attraction. Watching the huge Kanchanjunga while boating is an indelible experience. Rameetay Dara and Deosi Dara are two hill-tops near the lake from where the view is terrific. Mirik is also famous for its Orange orchards, Apple orchards, Cardamom orchards and tea gardens. One can take tour of these plantations. The climate of Mirik is very pleasant throughout the year.
The climate of Mirik is very pleasant and the temperature rarely crosses 30 degrees during the summers. But the winters are very cold. Accommodation in Mirik is good and cheap with hotels concentrated near the Mirik lake.
A treat for the nature lover Mirik provides many picnic spots.
Dudia being one of the most famous ones. Treks from Mirik to Sandakphu, Phalut, Kurseong via Balasan River and Namsu are also an option for those willing to try something more adventurous.
Attractions and Places to Visit in Mirik
Sumendu Lake: This man made lake is the major attraction 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 boating, while watching Kanchanjunga top.
Singha Devi Temple: The temple of Singha Devi (Devi Sthan) is situated near the Sumendu lake. The temple is visited by most of the tourists.
Dudia: A very famous picnic spot, Dudia is located 30 Km from Mirik. It is famous for the natural beauty which surrounds it.
How to Reach Mirik
Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra, 55 km away.
Rail: The nearest railheads are New Jalpaiguri at 60 km and Siliguri at 52 km.
Road: Mirik os connected to Siliguri, Kurseong and Darjeeling by roads. Government and private bus services link Mirik with Siliguri and Darjeeling.