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About Mirik
Altitude -  1495 m (4904 feet).
Population -  About 20,000
Languages spoken -  English, Nepali and Hindi.
Climate -  The average temperature of kalimpong in summer max. 25C and in winter max. 13C
Clothing -  Light woollens and tropicals in summer (umbrellas and raincoats are useful) and heavy woollen in winter.
Best season to visit -  Mid- April to June & Mid - Sept to December

Mirik is a picturesque tourist spot nestled in the serene hills of the district of Darjeeling in West Bengal, India. Mirik is located at 26.9 N 88.17 E

Mirik has become a favourite tourist destination, blessed as it is of a pleasant climate, breathtaking natural beauty and easy accessibility.

Places of Interest
Sumendu Lake
This man made lake is 1.25 km. long and a 3.5 km road surrounding it is the main attraction of this place. At the backdrop of the lake, you will get an idyllic view of Mt. Khangchendzonga and the green luster of Oak, Chestnut and Maple. The Sumendu Lake is ideal for activities like boating, fishing & picnicing but not for swimming.


Devi Sthan
Nearby on the west bank of the lake is the temple of Singha Devi or the Devi Sthan. You must visit the temple that attracts several tourists. If you move to the other side of the lake you may pray to Hanuman, Shiva and Kalimata in the temples dedicated to them. Bokar Gompa is other spot worth visiting.


Deosi Dara
This is a vintage point in Mirik that must be visited to catch some vistas of the plains, hills and peaks in and around Mirik.


Rameetay Dara
It is ideal for watching the spectacular sunset and the sunrise besides the mountains and plains of Mirik. You may even check out Kawlay Dara for some more breathtakingly beautiful views of Mirik.


Rai Dhap
While in Mirik you may even picnic at the spot of Rai Dhap. Rai Dhap has a small lake that is the source of potable water in Mirik.


Thurbo Tea Garden & Factory
A conducted tour of the tea factory is an interesting option at Mirik for it is surrounded by some of the best tea estates.

   



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