Mirik is a small picturesque hill station, located at an altitude of 1750m in the serene hills of Darjeeling in West Bengal. It is 52 kms from Silguri and has a population of 15500 people. With pleasant climate and easy accessibility (49 km from Darjeeling on way to Silguri), it has become a hot favourite among both domestic as well as international tourists. It is possible to visit Mirik and return to Darjeeling on the same day. Buses and taxis run throughout the day between the two towns.
Life here is slow paced and thus provides the perfect soothing holiday. It is home to some of the best tea plantations, cardamom plantations, orange orchids and nurseries. Boating in the Sumendu Lake and horse riding are the more popular recreational activities. Various treks originate from Mirik to go to Sandakphu and Phalut.
Popular attractions of this town are:
Sumendu Lake - located at the centre of the town.
Rameetay Dara - viewpoint to see the surrounding mountains and plains.
Bokar Monastery – popular meditation centre located on the way to Rameetay Dara.
Rai Dhap – main source of drinking water for Mirik and has recently been developed as a picnic spot.
Debisthan – Hindu goddess temple and located on a hill close to Sumendu Lake.
Tingling View Point – visit to get a panoramic view of the tea gardens.
Tea Gardens Orange Orchards - Mirik Busty, Murmah and Soureni Busty.
Pasupati Nagar – has the border market with Nepal and sells clothes, electronics and household goods.