Darjeeling, the enchanting town, also known as the “Queen of Hills” lies nestled in the grandeur of the snow-capped mountains and lush green tea gardens. A holiday resort during the British rule, this town still exudes its past grandeur, charm and majesty, attracting a lot of visitors. Tucked away in the Himalayas, south of the state of Sikkim, Darjeeling at an altitude of almost 7000ft is situated in West Bengal, sharing its border with Sikkim in the north, Nepal in the west and Bhutan in the east. Darjeeling derives its name from the local Tibetan name ‘Dorjee-ling’, meaning ‘Place of the Thunderbolt’. Darjeeling internationally acclaimed as one of the best hill resorts is also a paradise for trekkers and adventure seekers. Mirik is a picturesque tourist spot located in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. It is popular for its climate, natural beauty and easy accessibility. It is popular for the Sumendu lake.