Mirik

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What is it? A Town
In the District of Darjeeling
In the State of West Bengal
In the Nation of India
Geographical Position
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Area
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Pin code
Telephone code
Vehicle Registration Numbers WB-1 GL - 05
Climate
Rainfall
Best Season March to mid June & September to December
Clothing Tropical in summer and light woollen in winter
Languages Spoken English, Nepali, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Lepcha, Bhutia, Tamang
Administered by Sub Division Officer
P.T. Sherpa, WBCS (Exe) 03552-255264 (O) 03552-254265 (R) 03552-255280 (Fax) E-mail : ni.oc.oohay|gnopmilak_ods#ni.oc.oohay|gnopmilak_ods

Places to Visit

Kawlay Dara: Offers fabulous view of the plains as well as mountains. Beautiful view of sunrise and sunset can also be seen from here.

Deosi Dara: Another observatory point offering stupendous landscape view.

Rai-dhap: An ideal picnic spot.

Tea Estates: There are eight tea gardens in Mirik. Thurbo T.E., one of the best tea-estates, is only 2 kms. from the lake. The factory may be visited after obtaining the permission of the manager.

Orange orchards: About two kilometers from Mirik, situated on the spur, one can see beautiful orange orchards. Mirik is the largest supplier of oranges in West Bengal. One can also have glimpse of the village life of hill areas.

Transportation: Mirik can be reached from either Siliguri and Darjeeling within less than 2 and a half hours. Regular taxi and bus services are available and no prior bookings are needed.

Bibliography
1. A guide to Darjeeling Hills by Barun Roy

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