Gateway to the North-East India, and what a uniquely and distinctly beautiful destination each of the two are.....they are both must-visits!! No compromise!!!
The original Queen of Hill Stations!! Darjeeling...each of its timeless beauty spots has been immortalized in the golden era of Bollywood....who can forget the unforgettable Darjeeling Himalayan Railways, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Mirik has become a popular tourist destination for its climate, natural beauty and easy accessibility. One enters Nepal territory briefly and again enter Indian land on way to Mirik from Darjeeling. The center of attraction is the Sumendu lake, surrounded by a garden on one side and pine trees on the other and linked together by an arching footbridge called Indreni Pull (Rainbow Bridge). A 3.5-km-long road encircles the lake and is used for walks with the view of Kangchenjunga on the far horizon. Boating on the quaint shikaras and pony riding are available.
And Gangtok is simply out of this world in terms of its natural beauty and mountainous landscape. A place so calm and serene with breathtaking beauty, its one place you must visit to lose yourself totally to the environment. Nearby attractions are also many and must be explored entirely.