About Mirik

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". The main attraction of Mirik is the Sumendu lake surrounded by garden and pine trees that is 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 rides.

Places of Interest :

  • Sumendu Lake Man made lake with boating facility.
  • Kawlay Dara One can see the foothills of Darjeeling and mountain range. Beautiful view of sunrise and sunset can also be seen.
  • Deosi Dara A hill to witness stupendous landscape view.
  • Rai-Dhap Popular Picnic Spot.
  • Tea Estates There are eight tea gardens in Mirik area. Thurbo t.e., one of the best tea-estates, is only 2 kms from the lake. The factory can be visited with the permission of the manager.
  • Orange Orchards About two kilometers from Mirik, situated on the spur, one can view 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.
  • Devi-Sthan Singha Devi Mandir.
  • Dudhia Picnic Spot Picnic spot that is 30 kms from Mirik.

Best time to visit Mirik

January/February/March/April/May/June/October/November/ December


Light wollens and tropical during the month Of May/June/October
Heavy wollens during the month of January/February/March/April/November/December

Nearest Airport

Bagdogra Airport (approx. 49 Kms)

Nearest Railway Station

Njp (New Jalpaiguri) Station (approx. 49 Kms)

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