Mirik the Scenic Beauty of West Bengal

In this article, I will explain about a beautiful town of West Bengal Mirik. This is a city having lots of natural beauty. This city is also called as the river city. I will cover all the mirik tourist attraction places in this article. Read the full article to know all the information and how to reach Mirik city of West Bengal.

About the Mirik city of West Bengal

Area of Mirik city of West Bengal: 335 ACRES

Population of Mirik city of West Bengal: approximately 16000
Climate of of Mirik city of West Bengal:
In winters the temperature of Mirik city of West Bengal: Max 20°C
In summers the temperature of Mirik city of West Bengal: Max 30°C
Best Season for travel to Mirik city of West Bengal: March to mid June and September to December.

Clothing of Mirik city of West Bengal: Summer - Light Woolens & tropical and winter -Heavy Woolens.
Languages Spoken in Mirik city of West Bengal: English, Gorkha, Bengali and Hindi.
mirik town
Mirik is a beautiful city of West Bengal. It is located at Darjeeling of 49km and Siliguri of 52km. Mirik is fast developing into a major tourist destination. Situated at an altitude of 1767 m above sea level, Mirik has some wonderful attraction to visit. This place is also a favored base for starting a trek tour into Himalayas. There is a temple dedicated to Singha Devi at a place called Debi Sthan. The town of Mirik was promoted as a tourist destination only during the 70s. This place has a large number hotels including Orange Country Retreat. So Mirik is one of the best places for travel in West Bengal. But after this it is the busy area of Darjeeling. You can find many cheap stalls in this market. Also State bank of India is situated near this town with all modern facilities and ATM facility. So it is easy for the visitors to withdraw money from this Bank.

Attractions of Mirik city of West Bengal

The main attractions of Mirik city of West Bengal is best tea estates, There are eight tea gardens in Mirik .But three places is most tourist attraction in summer season. The first one is Kawlay Dara. The second one is the Deosi Dara; it is a picnic spot for mostly visited for summer season.The third one is Orange orchards, Mirik is the largest supplier of oranges in West Bengal.

Places to Visit near Marik city of West Bengal

There are many places to visit near Mirik city of West Bengal. They are Sumendu Lake, Rameetay Dara, Bokar Monastery, Tingling View Point, Sunrise Point and many more.
Sumendu Lake is major attraction of Mirik. The depth of the lake varies from 3 feet to 26 feet. The arch bridge across the lake is 80 feet long and also boating facility is available. So it is one of the best tourist places of West Bengal.Rameetay Dara is place you can get a sweeping view of the plains as well as the snow clad mountains. Both the Sun-rise and the Sunset from here presents a visual delight. This is the place will attract the visitors. Nearby Tourist Destinations is New Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong.

Places to Stay in Mirik city of West Bengal

There are two big hotels to stay in Mirik. The two hotels are The Elgin Hotel and Windamere Hotel.

Address of Windamere Hotel Address of West Bengal
The Windamere Hotel
Observatory Hill
West Bengal
India – 734301
Address of the Elgin Hotel Address of West Bengal
The Elgin Hotel
18, H.D. Lama Road
West Bengal
India – 734301
There are also many Indian and Chinese restaurants situated in Mirik. The best restaurants of Mirik are: Oberoi Grand, Sonar Bangla Sheraton & Towers, and Mayfair Hill Resort etc.

How to Reach Mirik city of West Bengal

Reach Mirik of West Bengal by Road
Mirik is at a distance of about 49 kms from Darjeeling. So this place bus and taxi facility is available.
Reach Mirik city of West Bengal by Railway
The nearest Railway Station of mirik city is Siliguri Junction which is just 52 km from this city. So it is easy to travel by this medium and the cost is economic.
Reach mirik city of West Bengal by Air
The nearest Airport of mirik city is Siliguri's Bagdogra airport Junction which is just 58 km from this city. You can reach to mirik by hiring a taxi from the Airport.

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Guest Author: Debashish Bhattachar02 May 2011

Thanks for this nice post.

Debashish Bhattacharya

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