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How To Reach Mirik
A small municipality in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, Mirik is a beautiful tourist destination. It boasts of sprawling luscious tea estates, orchards, and cardamom plantations. Located at an altitude of 5800 feet, Mirik has been luring tourists from all over the world with its charming scenic beauty. Let us take a brief look at how to reach Mirik.
The airport closest to Mirik is located about 47 km from the area in Bagdogra in Siliguri. It is a domestic airport and has flights operating between major cities of the country. If there are no direct flights then tourists can take a connecting flight from Kolkata to reach Bagdogra. From the airport prepaid taxis are available to transfer tourists to their preferred destination.
New Jalpaiguri is the most important railway junction located about 56 km from Mirik. There is good connectivity between New Jalpaiguri and Mirik and easily accessible by road. From the station taxis can be booked to reach Mirik.
Mirik is fairly well connected by road transportation with neighboring towns and cities of area like Darjeeling, Siliguri, Kurseong etc. Taxis, private cars, mini coaches and buses are available for commuting between these areas. From the airport and railways station tourists have to depend upon these modes of transportation to reach Mirik as it is accessible only by roads.
Mirik is a small little town. To explore the town, tourists primarily depend upon tourist cars arranged by the hotels, rickshaws and three wheelers that are very common. While local transport is easily available, for those interested in sightseeing, tourist cars are recommended.