Lying 52kms away from Siliguri lies a valley on the mountain to known as Mirik, a quite renowned tourists place in West Bengal. Refreshing breeze blowing across the hills, unknown fragrance of wild flowers, chirping of colorful birds makes Mirik an ideal holiday destination. The panoramic view of this spectacular mountain where one can enjoy the enthralling dawn and dusk and the color of the mountain changing with the setting of the sun make the tourists mesmerized. Mirik is one of the ideal place to refreshes one’s mind and soul. This hill station has a dense deep forest with many trees, shrubs and herbs. Every year thousands of tourists come here to spend holidays with family, friends or spouse as it offers plenty of things for them to explore.
Places of interest in Mirik
Mirik lake- it is situated 2kms away from Mirik and famous as Samendu Lake. This lake is surrounded by chestnut, oak and maple tree. Boating and horse riding are the two main attraction of the place apart from the dazzling lake itself. The tourists enjoy the scenic beauty and the tranquil environment of the place.
Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery- it is a famous Buddhist holy place which is greatly admired by the tourists. This is also a shelter for many orphans and needy. Every day in monastery thousands of poor people are being feed. The place is the abode of peace which casts a magical spell on the tourist. It also serves to be a training centre for the Buddhist monks.
Devi-Sthan- this is a temple that is located on the bank of the lake with a deity of Goddess Singha Devi. It is surrounded by deep, dense forest. There are few more temples on the bank of the river such as Goddess Kali, Lord Hunuman and Lord Shiva.
Deosi Dara- it is a hill at an average elevation of 1,768m. It provides a beautiful scenic view of the place. Seeing the town from the hilltop is something worth seeing and attention grabbing. It also provides a beautiful view of the adjoining mountains as well.
Rameetay Dara- it is view point from where the tourists can have a mesmerizing view of the snow covered mountains. The color of the mountains changes with the rising and setting of the sun. This changing color of the white snow is something that will surely raise ones eyebrow.
How to reach Mirik
By AIR Bagdogra located in Siliguri is the nearest rail head of Mirik. This airport is well linked with all the major metropolitan cities.
By RAIL New Jalpaiguri is the nearest rail head of Mirik. It takes few hours to reach Mirik from Jalpaiguri railway station.
By BUS Regular bus services are available from all the parts of West Bengal. Both private and state buses are available.
Best time to visit the place.
Mirik has a very pleasant climate throughout the year. Therefore it is always an ideal time to visit the place.