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Mirik Weather And Best Time To Visit Mirik
Located at an altitude of 5800 feet in Darjeeling district is the charming little town and municipality of Mirik. It is blessed with breathtaking natural beauty that is captivating, luring tourists every year. It has beautiful tea gardens that are a characteristic feature of the region alongside orchards and cardamom plantations. Tourists visit Mirik in search of some peace and tranquillity. It is visited all through the year because of its pleasant climate. Nevertheless there are some seasons that are recommended for exploring the town, with the weather acting as the perfect catalyst.
Here's our take on the best time to visit Mirik.
Summer (March to June)
Unlike most of the regions of West Bengal, including Siliguri which experiences extremely harsh and scorching summer, Mirik is an exception owing to its unique geographical location. The altitude of the town makes summers quite pleasant and enjoyable with summer temperatures not exceeding 30°C mark. The skies are clear, air is clean allowing a majestic viewing of the great Himalayan ranges. Temperatures tend to dip post sunset hence it is recommended to carry some light woollens to keep warm. It is a great time for visiting Mirik and escaping the terrible heat of the plains.
Monsoon (July to October)
End of June ushers in monsoon in Mirik. The town experiences torrential rainfall and August is the wettest month. The heavy showers are accompanied by landslides and mudslides which could jeopardize movement of vehicles and also put lives to risk. Monsoon is not really recommended for a visit to Mirik as rains could affect sightseeing plans. However, monsoon does bring a freshness that is intoxicating. The tea gardens look bewitching and the rainy season has charm of its own.
Winter (November to February)
Winters can be bitingly cold in Mirik wih temperatures ranging between 1°C and 15°C. The town also experiences frequent snowfall. Winter turns the entire region mystical and gets extremely romantic. All you need is a campfire, roasted marshmallows and loved ones to make the moments spent memorable. Tourists can enjoy in the snow building snowman or indulging in snow fights. It is a beautiful time to be in Mirik and so seize the opportunity.