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Introducing Mirik

Best time to visit : March to June (Summer Season)
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Located on the foothill of the Himalayas, Mirik is a serene picnic spot and a major tourist attraction for its beautiful tea estates. Situated in West Bengal, far from the hustle and bustle of the town, this place is a perfect get away from the mundane life offering the much craved relaxation. Mirik houses a lake where you can see the reflection of the Kanchenjunga peak. This hill station flourished as a tourist place because of it weather and easy accessibility. The place is an ideal vacation spot with presence of splendid mountains, beautiful lakes and rivers, vast tea estates and lush green gardens.


This hill station developed as a commercial hub as the people from the nearby villages trade in the Mirik Bazar. Over a period of time, Mirik caught the attention of tourists too. Kanchenjunga peak, Sumendu Lake and tea estates are the must visit places of Mirik. Mostly a spot frequented by honeymooners, Mirik with its calm atmosphere and splendid scenic beauty can also be enjoyed as a family tour destination. Explore the travel guide further to know more about this interesting hill town.

Various eateries serving Bengali, Nepali and continental dishes can be easily found in Mirik. Some of the good places for enjoying delicious dishes are Kolkatta Hotel (Bengali dishes), Geetanjali Nepali Hotel (Authentic Nepali cuisine), T Plus (Fast Food), Tejashwee Fast Food (South Indian vegetarian dishes). You can enjoy tea made up of fresh tea leaves at this little hill station and also avail fresh oranges from the vast orange orchards. You can find some liquor shops and a departmental stop at Mirik too.

Though not a shopper’s paradise, The Mirik Bazaar Shopping Centre is good for little shopping like picking from a range of antiques to necessities. One can collect souvenirs and also pick packets of aromatic tea flavours from the local markets. You can also explore Pasupati Market for clothes, electronic and household goods.

Nearby Places:
  • Kurseong is another hill station at a distance of 33 km. from Mirik. It is a beautiful hill station famous for the splendid white orchids grown here.
  • A 60 km. travel from Mirik will take one to Darjeeling, one of the most important hill stations in India. With its eye soothing beauty and splendid tea estates, this is a must visit place of Eastern India.
  • Nepal Border is just a few kilometers away from Mirik and is a famous shopping place too. One can enjoy the cultural diversity and shop at the same time. Makes the detour worth it! 

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