(For the village in Azerbaijan, see Mirik, Azerbaijan. For the village in Iran, see Mirik, Iran.) Mirik is a picturesque tourist spot nestled in the serene hills of Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India. The name Mirik comes from the Lepcha words Mir-Yok meaning "place burnt by fire". Mirik has become a popular tourist destination for its climate, natural beauty and easy accessibility. The centre of all attraction is the Samendu lake, surrounded by a garden on one side and pine trees on the other and linked together by an arching footbridge called Indreni Pool (Rainbow Bridge). A 3.5-km-long road encircles the lake and is used for walks with the view of Kangchenjunga on the far horizon. Boating on the quaint shikaras and pony riding are available. Wikipedia
This is a comprehensive travel guide for Mirik in India. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Mirik like a local. When planning a trip to Mirik, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Gangtok. Take a short trip from Mirik and set some time aside to explore the Gangtok. Dotted with places like Tsongmo Lake, Ganesh Tok, Tashi Viewpoint; it will definitely be a good idea. Also, to reach Mirik, you'll have to take a flight to Gangtok; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Mirik are of 1-2 days.
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