A perfect weekend stay in Mirik , far away from the crowd and deep into the silence of pine trees
If you are a travel enthusiast, who loves a hike on hilly terrain, it is a high chance that you are planning for a vacation to North Bengal in the upcoming vacation already. Monasteries, the mighty Kanchenjunga peaks, lush green vegetation- it has them all. You can take a walk along the winding roads so that you can enjoy the rustic nature up close. Even though destinations like Darjeeling, Kalimpong etc. pull a huge crowd, avoiding them can be a wise decision. In these post-pandemic times, you can plan your stay in Mirik Homestay. At some distance from the Queen of the Hills, the place is at a lower altitude. A comfortable climate, lakes, flower gardens and tea plantations, you will love your stay in Mirik.
The property, Mirik mountain-view homestay is located in a calm and peaceful location in the locality. This Mirik Homestay is surrounded by pine forests and tea plantations on the sides. From the floral decorations to the wooden wall panels, you will love the casual yet adequate approach. The place is equipped with modern amenities as well as classy interiors. Also, the huge windows offer a wide view to the tea garden and mountains that surround the place. The staff are very amicable and active, who strive to make the place homely. They offer 24-hour room service, running hot and cold water etc. Beyond the hospitality, you will love the scrumptious meals too.
Accommodation: Double-bed room on the ground and first floor.
Check-in 10:00 A.M
Check out 9:00 A.M.
Outdoor Activity in Mirik Homestay :
Local hikes: There are a number of walking trails that offer a shortcut to the Mirik Lake. You can take a walk through the pine forests without breaking a sweat. Also, you can see the life of people in a mountain hamlet. You can also go to the Golpahar viewpoint which is just 5 minutes’ walk from the property. Enjoy a 360-degree of the surrounding from there.
Tea garden visit and tea tasting season: There are a number of famous tea gardens like Okayti tea estate, Gopaldhara tea estate etc. that flank this property. You can go and visit the places with prior permission. You can experience life in a tea garden, processing and packing of the famous Darjeeling tea. Also, you can take part in a tea tasting session in the factory or nearby outlets.
Birding: The pine forests and tea gardens are habitats to a number of local and migratory birds. If you have time, grab your camera and you can surely take a snap of the colourful fauna.
Nearby Attractions from Mirik Homestay:
Mirik Lake: It is the most popular attraction in this area. People flock to this place for a nice view of the waterbody. So, early morning is a good time to visit. You can enjoy boating, fish feeding, and horse riding in this area. The western side of the lake has a forest while there is a garden on the east side. You can enjoy the walk over the eighty-foot footbridge that connects the two sides. The floating handicraft market is another attraction during boat rides.
Bokar monastery: At the highest point of Mirik, the monastery offers a nice view overlooking the lake and the surrounding area. It is around 5 km from the property. You can enjoy the teachings of Buddhism along with scriptures and statues.
Viewpoints: Two major viewpoints in this area are Kawley Dara and Rameetey Dara. Also, there is the Tingling viewpoint. You can enjoy a beautiful sunset and sunrise view from here. In winter, if the sky is clear, the Kanchenjungha view is breath-taking from here.
Devisthan: At the western bank of Mirik Lake, this place is located deep inside the forest. You have to walk a while to reach the place. It is a shine to a number of gods, but the main temple is dedicated to Devi Durga Maa.
How to Reach Mirik:
Rail: The nearest rail station is New Jalpaiguri Jn. From there it is nearly 96 km away which takes 2 hours and 50 minutes to reach by car.
Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra, 89 km away and takes a car 3 hours to reach the place.
Road: From Kolkata, the property is approximately 600 km away and it takes around 16 hours to reach by NH12 or NH19.
Best Time to Visit:
In summer, the weather is comfortable and sunny. Winter is chilling, but not unbearable like the upper points. When the sun comes out and the fog moves away, it is quite cosy. Monsoon is a bit messy, but the green hills and rejuvenated scenery makes up for it.
INR 1550 + 5%GST per haed per day including breakfast, lunch and dinner
Child Policy: Babies between 1 to 5 years are complimentary
Toddlers between 6 to 9 years will be charged half price
Kids above 10 years will be charged as an adult
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