Mirik is a small hilly town in the district of Darjeeling and is most famous for its lake fenced by pine trees on one side and the other spreading towards the township. The lake is fed by small perennial streams and is at an altitude of about 5800 ft. The lake is about 2.5 km long and offers the most refreshing view.
I had taken this photo sometime ago, but had never shared publicly. Here you go!
Apart from the Sumendu lake, another attraction is the Buddhist monastery – Bokar Ngedon Chokor Ling Monastery. Founded in 1984, it is the center for monastic training, sustaining the ways of Shakyamuni Buddha. The biggest structure in red with the yellow roof on the left top hill is the Mirik monastery.
The other fascinating thing about the whole of Mirik valley is the number of tea gardens it holds. As one travels from Darjeeling to Mirik, numerous Darjeeling Tea plantations fall on the way eg. Okayti, Gopaldhara, Sourenee etc. Thurbo is one prominent tea garden which is just about 2 kms from Mirik. It has a picturesque landscape mostly surrounded by Darjeeling Tea gardens all over.