On the way to Darjeeling, we reached NJP at 07 AM by train. We started from there by a 7 seater vehicle to Mirik. It took about 45 minutes to reach Mirik in the district of Darjeeling. On the way, we found many tea gardens which have enhanced the greenery and added scenic beauties to the hills. Mirik, at a height of 1700 metres (5800 feet), is surrounded by hills. The weather in December was chilled. We spent one night here and visited the following places :
Mirik, a nest in the hills is India’s (in the state of West Bengal) one of the hill resorts at an altitude of 1767 metres. 49 km from Darjeeling. Mirik Lake, popularly known as the Samendu Lake, is located at a distance of around 2 km from Mirik. The lake is around 1.25 km long and is surrounded by chestnut, oak and maple trees. Boating and horse riding can be enjoyed here. Another View of Lake Mirik of Darjeeling
Swiss cottages are seen at the top of the hillSwiss Cottages for the tourists at Mirik, Darjeeling, on the top of a hill.
The main tourist area Krishnanagar is towards the south of the lake. A 10 minute walk from this area will take you to the Bokar Gumpha , home to Mahayana monks.