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hough becoming increasingly popular, Mirik is still one of the unspoilt hill stations in the country. It is being promoted as a 'new' hill station. Mirik is about 50 km from both Siliguri and Darjeeling.  Nestling in forested hills at an altitude of around 1,767 m. the resort has the man made Sumendu Lake as the focal point. Since it's also the town's sewer it might not be wise to swim here. The surroundings are enhanced by orange orchards, cardamom plantations and tea estates. Superb view of the mighty Kanchenjunga is another attraction. Though heavy woolens are required in winter, tropical or light woolens are enough for summer.


The ideal activity is walks and treks through surrounding areas. Places of interest include:



It is about 1.25 km long, is the major attraction . There is a promenade around the lake and it also has an interesting 80-feet-long arched overbridge. There are good picnic spots in the forest on the western bank.. Fishing and boating are allowed.


Tea Estates 

There are eight tea estates surrounding Mirik. Thurbo T.E., 2 km away, is the best known. It can be an interesting experience to visit the factory and watch tea being made. One can also buy tea from many of the gardens. Orange Orchards abound in the area, it being the largest producer of this fruit in West bengal. Cardamom Groves can be seen in marshy terrain around Mirik.


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By Air

The nearest airport is Bagdogra, 55 km away.


By Rail

The broad-gauge railhead is New Jalpaiguri at 60 km. Siliguri (metre gauge) is 52 km. The toy-train stations nearest to Mirik are Ghoom (41 km), Kurseong (46 km) and Darjeeling (49 km).


By Road

Connected by road with Siliguri, Kurseong and Darjeeling. Many tea estates lie on these routes. Government and private bus services link Mirik with Siliguri and Darjeeling.


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