Mirik which is 49 km from Darjeeling and 52km from Siliguri is a another famous tourist spot nestled in the serene hills of Darjeeling district in West Bengal.
The word Mirik came from the Lepcha words Mir-Yok meaning "place burnt by fire". Mirik is 1767 meters above the sea level and has a relatively thin population of about 15,000 people.
Mirik has become a popular tourist destination for its climate, natural beauty and easy accessibility. The centre of attraction in Mirik is the Sumendu lake which is surrounded by a garden and pine trees
and linked together by an arching footbridge called Indreni Pull or Rainbow Bridge. Sumendu lake is 3.5-km long road encircles the lake and is used for walks with the view of
Kangchenjunga on the far horizon. Boating on the quaint shikaras and pony riding are available. If you are visiting Darjeeling, you can hardly let pass Mirik.
Mirik is 1767 meters above the sea level and has a relatively thin population of about 15,000 people.
Places to visit near Mirik Lake
Airpot : Bagdogra (52 kms from Mirik) is the major airport of the region. Regular flights connects Bagdogra to major airports in the country.
Rail Station : NJP (New Jalpaiguri) 57 kms from Mirik is the major Rail Station.
Road : Siliguri 47 km from Mirik is the main junction and the largest town nearby the state.
Darjeeling to Mirik : 59 kms
Kalimpong to Mirik : 99 kms
Permit and Entry Rules
Indian & Foreigners: Indian & Foreigners tourists visiting Mirik do not require any permit to enter the state.
Best time to Visit Mirik
Best time to visit Mirik is during the months of March, April, May, June, October, Nov. Most of the roads
remains closed during the month of July, August due to heavy rainfall and landslides. Also some of the tourists
don't prefer to visit Mirik in the months of December, January and Febrary due to cold climates.