Hill resorts India offers online booking of hotels as well as tour
packages to Mirik, a pristine hill resort which is far away from the
hustle and bustle of the city and is nestled in the forest hills. The
tranquility of this delightful spot attracts many tourists and it is
claimed that no one ever leaves this hill resort unsatisfied.
The natural beauty of this beautiful hill resort has
a rejuvenating effect on the tired urban soul. All the wild flowers,
enchanting lakes and flourishing forests of Cryptomaria Japanica trees
make Mirik a paradise on earth, and the Kachunjanga as a backdrop adds
immense beauty to the whole scenery
Mirik - Location Hill resort of Mirik lies between
Siliguri and Darjeeling, in the state of West Bengal. It takes a two
hours road journey from Siliguri to get to Mirik. The hill resort stands
at an altitude of 1,768m in the forested hills of eastern Himalayas.
Mirik - Sites to Visit - The most prominent of
tourist spots in Mirik is the Sumendu Lake. It is a man made lake
enveloped in a forested ridge, and surrounding it is a flower garden and
there is also a floating fountain in its center. Though not for
swimming, Sumendu is considered ideal for boating and Fishing.
The temple of Singha Devi or the Devi Sthan is on the
west bank of the river and you have to take the bridge over the lake to
get there, not only is it frequented by the pious but also the nature
lovers. Other temples dedicated to Hanuman, Shiva and Kali Mata can also
be visited there. Bokar Gompa is another place of religious importance.
A holiday package usually also includes a tour to the
Rameetay Dara, which is ideal for watching the spectacular sunset and
the sunrise. Deosi Dara is yet another vantage point in Mirik. One can
also take a tour to Rai Dhap, which has a small lake that is the source
of potable water in Mirik and is also an ideal picnic spot.
MIRIK is another tiny hill resort easily
accessible from Siliguri, Kurseong or Darjeeling. The center-piece of
the town is the Sumendu Lake where boating under the serene gaze of
Khangchendzonga makes for a most relaxing pastime. Rameetay Dara and
Deosi Dara are two elevated points near the lake from where the view is
terrific. Apple orchards and tea gardens are other attractions.
The peaceful and tranquil hill resort of
Mirik boasts of several nature spots. The wild flowers, lovely lake and
flourishing forests of Cryptomaria Japanica trees make Mirik appear as a