Tea Gardens of Mirik in Darjeeling district of North Bengal are no less than a gem nestled in the hills of North Bengal.
A beautiful & scenic drive of 49 kms from Bagdogra Airport elevates you to a serene altitude of breathtaking & enchanting landscapes.
The winding roads, the lush greens hillocks, the colourful villages carry you into a mesmerising world filled with an aromatic flavour of tea leaves.
Mirik, located at an altitude of 4500 feet is surrounded by sprawling tea estates which produce the world famous Darjeeling Tea. There are eight tea gardens
Journey to the haven –
Bagdogra Airport & NJP railway station are the nearest arrival and departure points. Beyond this Road Travel is the only mode of transport which brings you to this heavenly place. It is around 49 kms from Bagdogra and 60 kms from NJP. The 2 hour journey to Mirik from Siliguri is a treat for nature lovers. The journey is a beautiful experience which you want to behold in your eyes forever.
Places to see –
Apart from the beautiful tea estates, there are other places to visit in this area.
Lake Samendu or popularly known as Mirik Lake is a leisure spot and a famous tourist attraction.
Various view points are popular in the area with Tingling view point as the main attraction. Various world famous Darjeeling tea garden photographs have been clicked here.
Pashupati Market – a major tourist attraction is this quaint market which lies in Nepalese boundary at the border of India & Nepal. Indian national tourists can visit and shop in this market which has a variety of attractive electronics, cosmetics, jackets and shoes. Tourists have to show a valid ID card at the entry checkpost to enter the market.
Boker Monastery –
A peaceful and calm monastery is a prime attraction for tourists as it provides a beautiful & scenic viewpoint of the magnificent hillside.
Although an offbeat location, there are a few hotels, cottages and home stays available in the area for tourists to rejuvenate and relax in the lap of nature.
(Pc- All pictures are clicked by the Author, Video is made by Design.Decor.Travel.)
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