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Darjeeling Diaries: Lush Tea Plantations in and around Gopaldhara Tea Estate, Mirik

Darjeeling Diaries: Days 4 & 5 – of Tea Gardens and Mirik…

Hello people! Continuing my travelogue to the Queen of Hills, today’s post will be the final chapter of the trip. 🙂

Bidding adieu to Darjeeling, we reached the small town of Mirik after around 2.5 hours of drive. On the way we also came across the Indo-Nepal border and kids who’d play across the line never realizing it’s two different countries. The sight was as heartwarming as could be: Indians and Nepalese families living a familiar life of next-door neighbors…

We made a stop at the famous Pashupatinagar in Nepal. This place is known for its cheap market, but I didn’t find anything very interesting to pick up. So I’d say you could always keep it optional while planning your itinerary.

The Gopaldhara Tea Estate and Golpahar View Point, Mirik: 

Darjeeling Diaries: Lush Tea Plantations in and around Gopaldhara Tea Estate, Mirik
Darjeeling Diaries: Lush Tea Plantations in and around Gopaldhara Tea Estate, Mirik

Mirik is at an altitude of 1495 metres above the sea level, more than 500 metres downhill from Darjeeling. So the drive was mainly down winding roads, passing forests and small settlements. Our destination was the Gopaldhara Tea Estate, at the Golpahar View Point, around 10 kms from the main town of Mirik. Read more