The Lake:- The beautiful 1.25 km. long
lake is the most attractive spot of the Mirik Tourism Project. The depth of the lake water
varies from a minimum of 3 ft. to maximum of 26 ft. The walks on the 3.5 km. long
promenade around the lake is a fascinating one. The 80 ft. long arch-type overbridge
across the lake is a wonderful engineering skill of the project. Arrangements of fishing
in the lake is being implemented soon. Boating is available @ Rs. 40/- per hour per boat.
Dara :- For fabulous view of the plains as well as mountains. Beautiful view of
sunrise and sunset can also be seen.
Deosi Dara :- Another observatory point for stupendous landscape view.
Rai-dhap : An ideal picnic spot.
Tea Estates :- There
are eight tea gardens in Mirik area. Thurbo T.E., one of the best tea-estates, is only 2
kms. from the lake. The factory may be visited with the permission of the manager.
Orange orchards :- About two kilometers from Mirik, situated on the spur, one
can see beautiful orange orchards. Mirik is the largest supplier of oranges in West
Bengal. One can also have glimpse of the village life of hill areas.
Cardamom grove :- Cardamom groves can be seen any where near the marshy land.
Devi-sthan :- The famous Hindu-temples "Singha Devi Mandir" on the
western bank of the lake.
EXCURSION PICNIC SPOT & SHORT TREK: Dudhia 30 k.m. from Mirik. A beautiful picnic
spot. Accommodation-Double bedded Room Rs. 450/- lodging only. Restaurant attached.
T R E K S: Trekking from Mirik to Sandakphu, Phalut, has become very
popular. Short Trek from Mirik to Kurseong via Balasan river & Namsu could be covered
within one day only.