Mirik, Darjeeling

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 Lake1Mirik Lake, Darjeeling, India

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. Mirik Lake, DarjeelingAnother View of Lake Mirik of Darjeeling

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Swiss cottages are seen at the top of the hillDSC00604Swiss Cottages for the tourists at Mirik, Darjeeling, on the top of a hill.

Mirik Town from Swiss CottageView of Mirik Town from Swiss Cottage

Buddha Monasery MirikBuddhist Monastery, Mirik

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.

Buddha Monastery, MirikBuddhist Monastery(Bokar Gumpha) , Mirik

Buddhist MonasteryPrayer Hall at the Monastery (Bokar Gumpha), Mirik

Tea Garden, seen on the way to MirikTea Garden seen on the way to Mirik

Tea GardenTea Garden seen on the way to Mirik

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