Though becoming increasingly popular, Mirik is still one of the unspoilt hill stations in the country. It is being promoted as a 'new' hill station. Mirik is about 50 km from both Siliguri and Darjeeling. Nestling in forested hills at an altitude of around 1,767 m. the resort has the man made Sumendu Lake as the focal point. Since it's also the town's sewer it might not be wise to swim here. The surroundings are enhanced by orange orchards, cardamom plantations and tea estates. Superb view of the mighty Kanchenjunga is another attraction. Though heavy woolens are required in winter, tropical or light woolens are enough for summer.
By Air : The nearest airport is Bagdogra, 55 km away.
By Rail : The broad-gauge railhead is New Jalpaiguri at 60 km. Siliguri (metre gauge) is 52 km. The toy-train stations nearest to Mirik are Ghoom (41 km), Kurseong (46 km) and Darjeeling (49 km).
By Road : Connected by road with Siliguri, Kurseong and Darjeeling. Many tea estates lie on these routes. Government and private bus services link Mirik with Siliguri and Darjeeling.