Mirik - the youngest hill station of India


Mirik, the youngest hill station of India, is built in the region of a 1.25 km long natural lake. The miraculous hill resort is situated close to Siliguri in the West Bengal state of India. The serene and peaceful hill resort of Mirik boasts of a number of nature spots. The natural flowers, exquisite lake and affluent forests of Cryptomaria Japanica trees create Mirik emerge as a tropical ecstasy. Mirik is enclosed by tea estates, orchards of oranges and cardamom plantations. There is a suspended fountain in the central point of the lake and a charming small footbridge linking the flower garden on the eastern bank to the deeply forested ridge on the west. The lake has the provision of boating facilities.

The position is merely 49km from Darjeeling and 52km from Siliguri and people can reach from either place rather effortlessly. This place is 1767 meters over the sea level and has a comparatively thin population of about 15,000 people. A comparatively latest tourist destination, Mirik was incorporated in the tourist map of Darjeeling District barely in the 1970s. Mirik has all that it takes to magnetize tourists. This place is encircled by forests, flowers and is a exceptionally peaceful situate, which attract the tourists repeatedly.

Sight Seeing:

There are quite a lot of spots of tourist attention in the hill station of Mirik

Sumendu Lake

Sumendu Lake at Mirik is a man created lake which attracts tourists in Mirik. The Sumendu Lake has the wrapping in forested ridge along with a flower garden and has a perched fountain in its central point. The Sumendu Lake is idyllic for actions like boating and fishing.

Singha Devi Temple

In close proximity to Sumendu Lake there is a temple of Singha Devi or the Devi Sthan. One ought to visit the temple that attracts lots of tourists.

Deosi Dara

Deosi Dara is a classic spot in Mirik that must be called on to grab some picturesque vistas of the plains, hills and towering peaks in and around Mirik. In the same way Rameetay Dara is superlative for watching the extravagant sunset and the sunrise above and beyond the mountains and plains of Mirik. One may even explore Kawlay Dara for several more breathtakingly striking views of Mirik

Rai Dhap:

One can get contentment from picnic at the same time as in Mirik or at Rai Dhap. Rai Dhap has a miniature lake that is the resource of potable water in Mirik.

Kawlay Dara View point

One can enjoy a comprehensive view of the plains in addition to the snow capped mountains from this viewpoint. The sunrise and sunset from here is a visual amusement. The viewpoint is nearly 30 minutes walk from the tourist focal point.

Helipad & Swiss Cottage

The hilltop helipad presents a panoramic sight of Mirik and the Samendu Lake.


The minute temple, positioned under dense undergrowth of the 'dhupi' forest, is well thought-out very sanctified by the local.

Mirik as well offers the astounding vista of the Kunchenjunga and the extra Himalayan peaks that capture everyone's heart and consecutively gets confined in the cameras. At a remoteness of 30 km from Mirik is a perfect picnic mark of Dudhia whose exquisiteness attracts numerous tourists and lovers of nature. For the adventure lovers treks from Mirik to Sandakphu, Phalut, Kurseong via Balasan River and Namsu are achievable.
Mirik is pleasurable all through the year. The variations in temperature in Mirik range between 13 and 30 degrees in winters and summers correspondingly.

The hill resort of Mirik is positioned 52 km. away from Siliguri at an elevation of 1,768m in the Eastern Himalayas.

How to Get There:

By Air: The airport adjoining to Mirik is in Bagdogra at a aloofness of 55 km.

By Rail:
The broad gauge railhead at New Jalpiaguri caters to the rail transportation to Mirik but is 60 km away from the hill resort.

By Road:
The outstanding road network links Mirik with other significant places like Bagdogra, Siliguri, Kurseong and Darjeeling.
Accommodation is straightforwardly available at Mirik. One may take one's pick from the lots of hotels, tourist lodge, tourist hostel and tourist cottages in Mirik.

For Further Information:
West Bengal Tourism Centre
3/2, Binoy Badal Dinesh Bag, Dalhousie
BBD Bag East, B B D Bagh, Kolkata, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001
033 22103199‎
033 22485168‎
033 22485917‎

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