Climate condition : Like Darjeeling, Mirik also has very pleasant climate. Temperature in summers ranges between 10º C-25º C and in winters it is around 5º C-12º C.
Best Time To Visit : March-May and September-November
Things to do
Like Darjeeling, Mirik is trimmed with abundance of Himalayan beauty and pleasant climate caused bt it. Activities like Himalayan sightseeing, lake viewing, boating, horse riding and visit to tea gardens, coffee and cardamom plantation and orange orchard comprise great delight for travellers.
Places of Interests
Mirik Lake : The famous lake Mirik is the main attraction of Mirik. Delight for Eco traveller, the lake shrouded by amazing natural landscape is very fine place to take a stroll. Taking horse ride around the lake spices up one's joy.
Rameetay Dara : Reaching at this naturally beautiful place gives one an amazing view of plains and nearby Himalayan hills. Enjoying sunset and sunrise view from here is quite panoramic.
Rai Dhap : The lovely place being the main water source of Mirik is a favourite picnic spot for locals and tourist.
Debi Sthan : It is one of the revered Hindu temples of Mirik, which has become famous due to its rich natural environs.
Tea and Coffee plantation : Green and aromatic plantation area of tea and coffee at Mirik is undoubtedly the best invitation liked by Eco lovers. Along with tea and coffee plantation area, there are several orange orchard and cardamom plantation area which with its breathtaking beauty wins one's heart.
Phalut : One of the favourite trekking spot, Phalut conceals great joy for trekkers. Trekking from Mirik to Sandakfu and from Mirik to Kurseong is also popular trekking terrain here.
Shri Mangal Dham : The temple built in 1933 is believed to be one of the elegant temples of the country. Pervading in area of two acres, the temple with its magnificence is must visited place.
Eco attraction/Eco excursion
The newly discovered small hill station of Mirik is becoming a popular spot for nature lovers. Due to less footfalls and affluence of opportunity to enjoy several of Eco recreation make it a lovely place to enjoy one's vacation.
On the one hand, the presence of gigantic Himalaya has erupted very many natural sightseeing places, on the other its pointed peaks and hills pose a tough challenge for trekkers. For adventure loving persons, trekking trails like Mirik-Sandakfu and Mirik-Kurseong are there along with popular Phalut trekking terrain to be relished.
To enjoy the beautiful nature exploration with ease, taking a stroll around the popular Mirik Lake is best way. The lake being the best attraction of Mirik gives tourist an opportunity of having a pleasant boat ride. A horse ride around the lake tops up one's joy. The large area of beautiful tea gardens, coffee and cardamom plantations, and orange orchard are another spots full of nature's joy. Taking a walk amidst so rich natural ambiance is a unique discovery of nature.
Rai Dhap, the main water source of Mirik, with its scenic surrounding is favourite place for picnic goers. Rameetay Dara like Darjeeling's Tiger Hill is beautiful place giving a bird's eye view of plains and nearby snow capped Himalayan peaks. Besides sunrise and sunset view from here present a quite panoramic beauty of magnificent Himalaya.
By Air : Bagdogra Domestic Airport is 55 km from Mirik. The airport has regular flight for prime destinations like Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati. From airport, one can hire taxi or can even catch bus, each taking approx 2 hours.
By Rail : New Jalpaiguri (60 km) is the nearest main railhead located on main rail line. New Jalpaiguri is well connected to all major railhead of the country. From here to reach Mirik, buses and taxis are easily available.
By Road : Mirik is well connected also via road to Darjeeling, Siliguri and Kurseong. The three hours drive from Darjeeling and Siliguri is comfortable and gives splendid glimpse of tea plantation area.
- Orange Country Retreat Near the Mirik Lake, Mirik
- Hotel Park Near the Mirik Lake, Mirik
- Tourist Bureau, Govt. of West Bengal, 1, Nehru Road, Darjeeling Phone: 91-354-2254050, Fax: 91-354-2254102
- Tourist Information Center, Govt. of West Bengal, Bagdogra Airport, Phone: 91-3556-2551794
- Tourist Center, Govt. of West Bengal, M-4 Building (First Floor), Pradhan Nagar, Hill Cart Road, Siliguri. Phone: 91-353-2511974/2511979
- Tourist Information Center, A/2 Baba Kharag Singh Marg, State Emporium (1st Floor), New Delhi - 110001