Mirik – Sumendu Lake

  • The nearest airport to Mirik is Bagdogra, 55 km away. From here you can hire a cab or take a bus to get to Mirik.
  • The nearest rail-head is in New Jalpiaguri. It is well connected to major cities around India and is only 60 km from Mirik.
  • State or private run buses and taxis are available from Darjeeling, Kurseong or Siliguri to get to this lake

Sumendu Lake is the main attraction of Mirik. A good 1/2 km long, the serene water body has the Kangchendzonga Range as its backdrop and is framed by forests of oak and chestnut. The lake is surrounded by garden on one side and pine trees on the other connected by an arch footbridge called Indreni Pull. There are pony rides, boating and picnics to enjoy, and you can hop onto a paddle boat for a breezy spin around the lake. Perfect for your family getaway next weekend.

Tsomgo Lake:

  • Nearest airport- Bagdogra, 162.9kms
  • The nearest rail head is New Jalpaiguri, 196.7kms
  • State or private run buses and taxis are available from Darjeeling, Kurseong or Siliguri to get to this lake.

Located at an altitude of 12,00ft, this ethereal lake is one of the Sikkimese offerings that you cannot miss out at any cost! Locally called the ‘Changu Lake’, it is nestled amidst lofty peaks and enchanting glaciers; it means the ‘source of the lakes’ in local Bhutiya language.

Winters makes this lake frozen while, the spring makes it a colorful affair with many varieties of flowers. Also, a paradise for the bird-watchers, this Sikkim Lake attracts a diverse range of migratory birds; the Brahmini Duck is one of the native species.

Senchal Lake- Darjeeling

Senchal Lake is placed at a distance of about 11 km from the center of Darjeeling. Located near tiger hill, the place attracts a number of tourists due to its picturesque views as well as scenic charm. It is an ideal place for people to spend quality time in the arms of Nature.

  • The nearest airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra, 59 km away. From here you can hire a cab or take a bus to get to Mirik.
  • The nearest rail-head is in New Jalpiaguri. It is well connected to major cities around India and is only 73 km from Darjeeling

p.s : you can avail your joy ride in the toy train from NJP to Darjeeling via the dreamy Ghoom station

  • State or private run buses and taxis are available from Kurseong or Siliguri to get to this lake

Gurudongmar Lake- Sikkim

A sacred lake for the Buddhists and the Hindus, the Gurudongmar Lake is nestled amidst snow-covered mountains and peaks. According to the faiths and beliefs that exist around this lake, it is said that worshipping this lake grants the wishes of the couples who cannot have children. Folklore says that after one of the parts of this lake was blessed by Guru Rimpoche, that particular spot never freezes no matter how hard the winter is!

  • Nearest airport- Bagdogra, 268km
  • The nearest rail head is New Jalpaiguri, 263km
  • State or private run buses and taxis are available from Darjeeling, Kurseong or Siliguri to get to Gangtok and from there separate cabs available.

Karthok Lake-Sikkim

The Karthok Lake is known to be the most appealing and serene lakes in the state! With its emerald water that are considered holy by the locals, it is said that any wish made beside this lake with a pure heart never goes unheard by the Gods! Every year, the locals hold a grand celebration is held beside this holy lake in order to thank the Gods for bringing prosperity to their lives.

  • Nearest airport- Bagdogra, 153km
  • The nearest rail head is New Jalpaiguri, 150km
  • State or private run buses and taxis are available from Darjeeling, Kurseong or Siliguri to get to Gangtok and from there separate cabs available.