Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mirik

The last leg of this NE tour and  to spend a night at Mirik. The Journey again winds through beautiful mountains, tea gardens and then one can opt to stop at Pasupathi market and on to  Nepal. As no Passport is needed,  just have to enter in a register and take a cab for distance of 2 Kms and lo! you are in Pashupathi Market in Nepal. Though in today's liberalised India, all the imported stuff is very much available. 

Mirik, located on the way to Bagdogra from Darjeeling  is a very small beautiful town ideal to unwind for a day. The beauty lies in the Sumedu lake, its meadows, trees and then the Bokar  Monastery perched atop a hill


The beauty of the lake is at the best when its foggy, I chose to take the lake in the first hours of sunshine and late in the day, when it was lovely to walk around the wood encircing the lake.







Riding the horse into the woods is good another option. I believe true beauty can be experiences and not seen. while Mirik can be done is a couple of hours, It is altogether a different experience to spend a whole day and night - enjoying the beauty of the lake in the early morning and late evenings,  trekking up the hill to the monastery and walking through the tiny towns, shopping and of-course having some Tibetan food-  Tupka,  Momos......real bliss.



10 comments:

joshi daniel said...

the third picture is very cool with that nice reflections :)

ashok said...

lovely snaps...great work!

Kannada Cuisine said...

Beautiful....reminds me of kodaikennal long long back

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful pictures...

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the place. The reflection in water is amazing.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

All pics are stunning and spectacular

Vetrimagal said...

I had seen this lake long ago, It was very big and there was abridge on which we could gaze the expanse of water.

This angle, the lake looks lovely , but seems to be smaller.
Thanks for evoking those memories!

P.N. Subramanian said...

The beautiful photographs are inciting. I have never been to this part of the country.

Indrani said...

Yes! i was there a decade and half back. Nice memories rekindled. Thanks!

Vidya Sury said...

Stunning photos, Sudhir. We also visited the NE in June this year. :-)