Location of Mulkarkha Lake
Mulkarkha Lake is situated in the remote corner of the green lush of Himalayan Foothills of North Bengal. It is located on the Sikkim-West Bengal border.
Myths of Mulkarkha Lake
The lake, known as "Mulkarkhais" is considered as holy by the locals and is called a wishing Lake. It is said that anyone who makes a wish and builds a ‘Chorten’ or ‘Stupa’ of seven stones beside the lake, will positively find the wish coming true. The power of the lake is said to be very strong. The villagers celebrate Ram Navami. This time of the year, the lake is said to come to life and its holiness is worshipped by the locals and the villagers.
Attractions of Mulkarkha Lake
The tourists of Mulkarkha Lake would come across 200 feet waterfalls, dense forests, enchanting views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, ageless Buddhist monasteries, and the remote villages of Northern hilly places of West Bengal and the hundreds of species of birds, butterflies and flowers. Mulkarkha Lake is considered sacred by the local people of Sikkim as Manokamana Lake. The word "Manokamana" is meant as the Wishing. The lake displays the reflection of Mt. Kanchenjunga on its serene water.
Visiting Information of Mulkarkha Lake
The best season to do the Mulkarkha lake Trek is between October and December. People have to reach the Darjeeling town to reach Mulkarkha Lake. The nearest airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra which is approximately 95 kilometres away from the city. The nearest ailway station to Darjeeling is New Jalpaiguri (NJP). It connects the city with all the main parts of the country. It takes approximately 3 hours from Gangtok to Darjeeling generally.