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Sightseeing in Mirik

There are limited places for sightseeing in Mirik. The main tourist attraction in Mirik is the Sumendu Lake . It is a massive man made lake surrounded by a forested ridge. You cannot swim in it but it is popular for boating.

The main tourist area Krishnanagar is towards the south of the lake. A 10 minute walk from this town will take you to the Bokar Gompa , home to Mahayana monks.

Further to the west are the three temples with shrines of Shiva, Hanuman and Kali Mata. The Singla Devi Mandir is another temple you can visit on the west bank of the lake.

Watch a spectacular sunrise from Ramneety Dara or go for a picnic to Raidhap a popular picnic spot.

There are eight tea estates surrounding Mirik of which the Thurbo Tea Estate, 2 km away, is the best known. There are plenty of orange orchards in the area as well.


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