Bagdogra is the nearest (defence) airport to reach Mirik. New Jalpaiguri (NJP) for those who travelled by train. The total distance from Bagdogra airport to Mirik is 44.4 K.M , 1 hour 32 hours and 53.3 K.m approximately 2 hour 47 minutes simultaneously by NJP.
The road travel from Bagdogra to Mirik is beauteous starting with plains filled with greenery tea garden . The tea which you find here is the CTC tea that most of the Indian used in their kitchen as it usually gives a strong and black colour preferable for the milk tea which is prepared in most of the Indian houses.
After covering half of your travel you'll now head towards the Hills of eastern Himalayas where you'll find a dense Forest and if you're lucky u'll find Black Panther and leopard sitting on the parapet. Indeed it has to be dark for that .
And now you'll find the fields where world famous Darjeeling tea is grown. It is a leafs tea that is suitable to take as a black tea, green tea and white tea.
WHITE TEA - is one of most expensive tea of the Darjeeling hills which seems like green tea but it tastes far better than the green one. It will cost you around 9000/- per kg.
The road that connects Bagdogra from Mirik is mostly covered with green trees, layered hills , rolling tea gardens and small villages where the local tea labourers resides.