Place : Darjeeling District, West Bengal
Altitude : 1,767 m metre
Temperature : Summer 290 C Max; Winter 130 C Max
Significance : One of the famous hill stations in West Bengal.
Best Season : March-early June, mid-Sept-December

Located at an altitude of 1767 m, Mirik is an idyllic hill station, nestled in the serene hills of Darjeeling district in West Bengal. It is 55 kms from Siliguri and 49 kms from Darjeeling. One of the newest hill stations in India, Mirik is blessed with pleasant climate. Beautiful landscaped gardens, tea estates, orange and cardamom plantations, the tourism department cottages, boating facilities, easy accessibility etc. have made Mirik an attractive resort town. The hill station is blessed with some of the best tea gardens and Thurbo tea Estate, is the most famous among them, which is 2 km from Mirik. One can visit the factory, where the picked tea leaves are dried and processed into the form. But one should take prior permission from the manager. Mirik is the largest supplier of oranges in West Bengal and the famous Mirik Busty Orange Garden really a worth to visit. The hill station is also blessed with wild flowers, in delicate pinks and blues. Apart from enjoying the breathtaking scenic beauty of Mirik, one can also explore the trekking spots in Mirik. Trekking from Mirik to Sandakphu, Phalut and a short trek from Mirik to Kurseong via Balasan river and Namsu are the most famous trekking routes.

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