You will be smitten by Switzerland; Swiss chocolates to Swiss watches, beautiful lakes to mountain ranges, ancient towns to scores of historical monuments and some of the cleanest cities in the world.
Magnificent mountain world -The Schilthorn
The highest peak of the Bernese pre-Alps is the Schilthorn at 1,973 meters height offers an incredible panoramic view of the mountain landscape. It is a bequest for adventure lovers with its precipitous slopes for expert skiers and astonishing snowfields for ambitious free riders.
You will have to hold your breath for the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau sights from this peak. Modernized aerial cable cars rove you around cosy huts and bars and alluring sunny terraces.
The diadem to the Schilthom is the Piz Gloria panoramic restaurant that revolves on its axis once every hour. In fact, the peak itself is sometimes referred to as Piz Gloria. One of the Bond film (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) was shot here and making the Schilthorn immensely popular.
Summer lure and winter thrill – Interlaken
Led by the weather, recreational activities and extreme adventure sports bid you a visit to Interlaken, a delightful destination for adventure lovers.
Summers are entertaining with a lot of activities, ranging from hiking to mountain biking, a perfect jaunt for backpackers. Walking trails around the shorelines of Lake Brienz and Lake Thun, hiking trails around the Schynige Platte and Harder Mountain, swimming, sailing, skydiving, white-water rafting, hang-gliding, rock climbing, kayaking, bungee jumping and a lot more, will assure a cram-packed itinerary for adventure enthusiasts.
Apart from the summer treats, the whole region actually comes into its own in the winters and gets transformed into one big winter hot spot, with endless skiing resorts all around. It is like a white wonderland with the heavy snowfalls, just lugging to be explored by ski, snowboard and sledge. You will be spoilt for choice with number of activities to choose from; from cross-country skiing to snowboarding, sledging and ice-skating. If winter sport is not your thing, you should still visit this place in winters for the snow-covered scenery that is sure to mesmerise you.
For the sightseeing cravers, do not miss a train ride across the region where sights of the Kulm Mountain, Jungfrau region, and beautiful gardens with about 500 different kinds of flora will inveigle you.
Eternal snow – Mt. Titlis
Massively situated at a height of 10,000 feet, it is a snowy paradise with eternal snow covered peaks. The nature has been generous here; Mt Titlis’s majestic beauty will leave you both breathless and speechless. The man made creations are also munificent.
Mt Titlis ushers you into a different world in the centre of the glacier which has a ring of walls made of ice. Glacier Grotto is an inimitable experience in the cave that is illuminated with lamps and mystifying, unusual sounds greet you as you go deeper down.
Revolving cable cars, first of its kinds, take you through an enchanting ice and snow journey to the peak of the mountain.
Talking of ice, you can also immerse yourself in the environment of ice and snow atop Mt Titlis with the ice flyer chairlift.
Another interesting attraction will be the glacier park, packed with fun rides on snow tubes, balancers, scooters, snow snakes and sledges.
You will find many eating options out there, right from international cuisine restaurants, ice cream boutiques, and other romantic candlelight restaurants.
A trip to Switzerland will definitely be like watching a beautiful movie on nature with a lot of adventure fun. You will be pinching yourself for the need of a reality check!