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Nov 18, 2012 - Mirik

After a breakfast of hot samosas [yes Jain :)] we walked up the hill to see a Buddhist Monastery. The name is Bokar Monastery. This monastery is a highly sacred place for the Buddhists of the region. Inside the monastery we found few monks creating a mandala, which is a very beautiful and neat geometric rangoli. It is very peaceful inside the monastery and from outside the monastery is equally beautiful. We also noticed a beautiful idol of Saraswati devi in the garden of monastery. After the uphill we walked down hill to Sumendu lake. This...

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Nov 17, 2012 - Sikkim Tour

Day 1 : Mirik : There being no direct flight, we took 2 flights to reach Bagdogra from Mumbai via Kolkata. From Bagdogra airport we proceeded for a small meal and then to Mirik (3 hrs. journey). Night halt at Mirik – Hotel Jagjeet. http://www.jagjeethotel.com/mirik.html Day 2 : Mirik-Darjeeling : After breakfast we walked up the hill to see a Buddhist monastery and Mirki lake. Post lunch proceeded to Darjeeling (2 hrs. journey), en route halted at Nepal border for shopping. Night halt at Darjeeling (Sterling Resorts – Ghoom). Day 3:...

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Oct 28, 2009 - Mirik

After arriving in New Jalpaiguri on the overnight train, we caught a rickshaw then share jeep to Mirik. Mirik is a small town (only 9000 people) and popular honeymoon destination in the Himalayan foothills. The drive up was spectacular, winding through tea plantations and steep roads. We drove through one village where people were gathered looking out into the fields - turns out there was a wild elephant grazing there! What luck! So far our "critter karma" has been good. While in Mirik, we walked around the man-made Sumendu lake (~3.5 km),...

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Apr 15, 2007 - Mirik

We stayed in Darjeeling until Sunday morning - following our visit to Kurseong. As you have no doubt read, we were finally able to see the mighty Himalayan range on our last morning there. We hired a car to drive us along a different route down the hills to a small gem of a hill station called Mirik. This road passed through forests for much of the way, and just before we reached Mirik, we encountered tea gardens covering the hills in every possible direction. I missed an golden opportunity to capture the tea plantations with my camera -...

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