Unexplored Mirik - Indian Hill Resort
a peaceful and a quiet place with its beautiful view of
Kanchenjunga and orange and Cardamom Orchards?
Need to beat the heat and dust of the plains? Come over to
the unexplored magical hill resort of India – Mirik. The
pristine hill resort nestles in the forest hills and is dotted
with nature spots. The peace and tranquility, fabulous flora
and fauna offered by Mirik works magic on the mind of the
visitors. A wide variety of wild flowers, calm lake and flourishing
forests of Cryptomaria Japanica trees gives a feel of
tropical paradise. Atop these is the picturesque Kanchenjunga
in the Himalayan range.
Mirik, locally known
as “Burnt Hill” is an upcoming hill station near Darjeeling
and perfect holiday getaway for people of Kolkata. The pleasant
climate, beautiful surroundings and splendid Himalayan views and
treks make it a perfect holiday destination around the year.
The town has the serene
lake Sumendu at its heart. There is an arch bridge of 80ft
long across this lake. Boating, fishing and picnicking are popular
past time here. When in Mirik don’t forget to visit Rameetay
Dara for its spectacular Sunset and Sunrise view beside the
bird eye view of mountain and plains of Mirik. There is a small
temple, situated under dense foliage of the ‘Dhupi’ forest, considered
very holy by the local.
At 1768m high are
the beautiful terraced tea estates and spice plantation that offers
a best aroma. Deep forests of cedar and pine crawl up the hill slopes
while orange orchards blossom as far as the eyes can see. The orange
orchards are particularly lush; with immense bunches of the juicy
fruit that find their way to the West Bengal’s markets.
Mirik is a great
place to kick start scenic trek into
Himalayas. For the adventure seekers treks from
Mirik to Sandakphu, Phalut, Kurseong via Balasaan River
and Namsu are possible. One can also trek into the Deosi
hills or right up to the Indo – Nepal border at Pashupatinagar.
So plan your
next holiday to this quaint town of Mirik and discover the
unexplored treasure of northeast India. Mirik lies close to
Siliguri. Mirik is connected by different mode of transport.
Nearest airport to Mirik is Bagdogra, about 55Kms,
while the nearest railheads are Ghoom 41kms, Darjeeling 49Kms
and Siliguri 53kms. The broad gauge railhead at New Jalpaiguri
caters to the rail transportation to Mirik but is 60Kms away
from the hill resort. Mirik is easily accessible by road from
Darjeeling, Siliguri and Kurseong.
a large variety of accommodation with a reasonable tariff
and easy availability. The hotels, lodges and tourist hostels
are located near the Mirik Lake.
There are several
Swiss cottages that are referred as Motels that make an excellent
This vacation discover
Mirik, hidden in the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal, that serves
as both a Buddhist monastic center in the region as well the perfect
getaway for anyone looking to escape the big city.
Contributing Writer: Swapnil Gunjal, Travel Writer