The lake and monastery are highlights of Mirik. You can opt for an excursion from the home-stay or explore on your own. Sit along the banks of the lake and relax. You can also do boating in the lake or just walk over the arching footbridge and cross to the other side to explore the dhupi forest, and then head to the monastery to see the evening prayers.
How to Reach
The nearest airport is Bagdogra, around 44 km from Mirik. It will take approximately 1.5 hours from the airport. You can fly from Delhi, Guwahati or Kolkata. From Bagdogra to Mirik, you can travel via a shared jeep or a taxi.
The nearest station is New Jalpaiguri which connects Darjeeling to major railway lines. Mirik is approximately 55 km from the station, take a taxi and it will take you approximately two hours to reach the home-stay.
You can do road trips from Kolkata, Guwahati or nearby major cities either on your own car/bike or a self-driving rental car.
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