Mirik – Small and Beautiful Hill Station
Located in the Darjeeling district in the eastern state of West Bengal in India, Mirik is a beautiful and small hill station that happens to be a popular tourist spot as on today.
It stands at an elevation of around 1495 meters above the sea level and is enveloped by the beautiful and serene hills of the Lesser Himalaya Ranges.
According to the 2011 census of India, the total population of Mirik is around 11,513 people in the urban sector and 46,374 people in the rural sector. The main languages spoken in this region are Bengali, Nepali, as well as English.
Historically, the term Mirik was derived from the Lepcha term: Mir-Yok, which literally means “a place burnt by fire.” One can easily have a spectacular view of the third-largest peak in the world: The Kanchenjunga Ranges from the hill station of Mirik. It is quite famous for its lush green gardens, serene lakes, as well as the pine trees.
The climate in the area is extremely pleasant throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from 1 degree Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius, from winters to summers respectively. Mirik has a long list of prominent educational institutions facilitating both primary education as well as higher education.
Tourists visiting the place can find good accommodation in Mirik bazaar, Thana Line, Thurbo, Mirik Busty, Krishnanagar, Byapari Golai, as well as Deuseydara. Tourists also get to rejoice a variety of foods in this region including traditional Bengali food, Nepali food, as well as fast food in the food stalls surrounding the valley.
Image Source: east-himalaya.com
List of tourist attraction spots in Mirik:
- The Sumendhu Lake
- The Bokar Monastery
- The Rameetay Dara
- The Rai Dhap
- The Debisthan
- The Tingling View Point
- The Orange Orchards
- The Mirik Orchids
- The Mirik Tea Gardens
- The Bunkulung
- The Sunrise Point
- The Swiss Cottage
- The Darjeeling Hills Bible School