About Mirik

Places to Visit in Mirik

A small sleepy town lying at 5800 feet (1767 meters), Mirik has gained prominence on the tourist circuit since the 1980s due to its natural beauty and accessibility. Built around the 1.25 kilometer long Sumendu Lake, the town resembles a fishermen’s colony. The pristine lake is surrounded by high forested hills, tea gardens, orange orchards and cardamom plantations. Boating on the quaint shikaras and pony riding are available. Boating on the lake is a wonderful way to see the town, as you cruise past an 80 foot-long arching footbridge called Indreni Pull (Rainbow Bridge). A. Overnight accommodation is available at hotels around the lake. Transportation to Mirik is available from either Darjeeling, Gangtok or Siliguri and takes just a few hours . Taxi and jeep services are frequent, and no prior bookings are needed.

Sumendu Lake

It is the heart of Mirik. There is an 80-ft (24-m) long footbridge over the lake. One can boat in the lake or take a horse ride around the lake.

Rameetay Dara

A viewpoint near the town from where one can see the surrounding mountains and the vast plains below.

Bokar Monastery

It is located on the way to Rameetay Dara and is famous as a Buddhist meditation center.

Swiss Cottage (also known as Motel)

An exotic lodging at the highest altitude of Mirik, far from the crowds of the town.

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Sunrise Point

Scenic views of the sun rising in the east and its reflection on Kanchanjunga in the north. The plains of North Bengal can also be seen from here.

Orange Orchards

Mirik is famous for its high-quality oranges. These are grown in Mirik Busty, Murmah and Soureni Busty.


Mirik has one of the best climate for a typical orchid called Cymbidium orchids, which fetches one of the highest prices in the world flower markets. One such Cymbidium orchid garden is "Darjeeling Gardens Pvt. Ltd." located in Rato Mate in Mirik.

Tea Gardens

A number of tea gardens producing the famous Darjeeling tea are located in and around Mirik.

Pashupati Nagar

This border market with Nepal is a commercial center for trade in clothes, electronic and household goods.

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