Mirik - Introduction
The Hill resorts India offers online booking of hotels as well as tour packages to Mirik, a pristine hill resort which is far away from the hustle and bustle of the city and is nestled in the forest hills. The tranquility of this delightful spot attracts many tourists and it is claimed that no one ever leaves this hill resort unsatisfied.
The natural beauty of this beautiful hill resort has a rejuvenating effect on the tired urban soul. All the wild flowers, enchanting lakes and flourishing forests of Cryptomaria Japanica trees make Mirik a paradise on earth, and the Kachunjanga as a backdrop adds immense beauty to the whole scenery.
Mirik - Location
Hill resort of Mirik lies between Siliguri and Darjeeling, in the state of West Bengal. It takes a two hours road journey from Siliguri to get to Mirik. The hill resort stands at an altitude of 1,768m in the forested hills of eastern Himalayas.
Mirik - Sites to Visit
The most prominent of tourist spots in Mirik is the Sumendu Lake. It is a man made lake enveloped in a forested ridge, and surrounding it is a flower garden and there is also a floating fountain in its center. Though not for swimming, Sumendu is considered ideal for boating and Fishing.
The temple of Singha Devi or the Devi Sthan is on the west bank of the river and you have to take the bridge over the lake to get there, not only is it frequented by the pious but also the nature lovers. Other temples dedicated to Hanuman, Shiva and Kali Mata can also be visited there. Bokar Gompa is another place of religious importance.
A holiday package usually also includes a tour to the Rameetay Dara, which is ideal for watching the spectacular sunset and the sunrise. Deosi Dara is yet another vantage point in Mirik. One can also take a tour to Rai Dhap, which has a small lake that is the source of potable water in Mirik and is also an ideal picnic spot.
The hill station of Mirik is also quite famous for its oranges, you can move through orange orchards either on foot or hired ponies. One can also take a tour to the cardamom and tea plantations, which add even more to the beauty of the hill resort. The tea plantations can also be visited and many conducted tours to the factories are organized from time to time.
Of course Mirik gives a clear awe-inspiring view of the third largest peak in the world, the Kunchenjunga. Which is another reason why tourists flock to this hill station.
Mirik - Near By Sites
A treat for the nature lover Mirik provides many picnic spots.
Dudia being one of the most famous ones. Treks from Mirik to Sandakphu, Phalut, Kurseong via Balasan River and Namsu are also an option for those willing to try something more adventurous.
Mirik - How to Reach
Mirik is very accessible. Nearest airport to Mirik, Bagdogra is 55 km away. The broad gauge railroad at New Jalpiaguri provides the majority of the traffic to Mirik. It is merely 60 km away. Excellent road network links Mirik with places like Bagdogra, Siliguri, Darjeeling and Kurseong.
Mirik - Best Time To Visit
Mirik is pretty much pleasant through out the year. The temperatures in Mirik usually fluctuate between 13 and 30 degree Celsius. Light tropical woolen garments suffice for the summer and winter garments for the cool winter would keep you comfortable.
Mirik - Where to stay
Swiss Cottages called motels locally are available for accommodation along with other options like tourist lodge, hostels and many hotels.
Hill resorts India offers online booking of rooms at various hotels in Mirik along with tour packages to this great hill resort. If you want to spend your next holiday surrounded by natural beauty and verdant hills then come to Mirik an make Hill resorts India your travel partner.