Mirik is a picturesque tourist spot nestled in the serene hills of Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. The name Mirik comes from the Lepcha words Mir-Yok meaning "place burnt by fire".
Mirik has become a popular tourist destination for its climate, natural beauty and easy accessibility. The centre of all attraction is the Sumendu lake, surrounded by a garden on one side and pine trees on the other and linked together by an arching footbridge called Indreni Pull (Rainbow Bridge). A 3.5-km-long road encircles the lake and is used for walks with the view of Kanchenjunga on the far horizon. Boating on the quaint shikaras and pony riding are available.
It is a hill resort at an altitude of 1767 m with its own special charms. The distance from Darjeeling is around 49 km.
Another attraction of Mirik is its 5 acres of plain land with a natures gift, Samendu Dhap. Sa=soil, Mendu=non-existent, Dhap=pond or marsh or Lake. In Mirik silver- white peaks of Kanchenjunga are clearly seen from Ramitey dandra (mountain top) ascending uphill after crossing Samendu Dhap.
Places of Interest
- Mirik lake
- Horse Riding
- Ramitey Dara (sunset ,sunrise point)
- Samendu Dhap
- Tingling View point
|Nearest Airport||Bagdogra Airport (55km)|
|Nearest Railway||Siliguri Railway Station (52km), New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (52km)|