Romantic Gateways

Switzerland – Heaven on Earth

Eternal alps, serene springs and the old-world charm of the country sides. Welcome to your rendezvous with Heaven on earth- Switzerland. This country lying in the cradle of the European mountains is the ultimate abode of the most exhilarating beauties of the nature. Its scenic magnificence has been well advertised in media and art culture. Bollywood especially Shahrukh Khan fans will give a testimony to the breathtaking place that it is. The best months to visit Switzerland are April to June and September to October. No itinerary can justify the offerings of Switzerland as a tourist attraction, yet a 10-12 day trip would suffice to get a feel for the country and capture its ravishing beauties with your lenses.

At the far western end of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman) and almost at the French border, Geneva has a cosmopolitan atmosphere and international flavour as a result of being headquarters for a number of multinational corporations and associations like the ‘Red cross’ and the ‘United Nations Headquarters’.

Apart from this other prominent tourist attractions here are-
 Lake Geneva
 The Water Jet
 English Floral garden
 Botanical Park
  Quai du Mont-Blanc
 Ariana Museum

An old university city and now a busy commercial one, it is popular for congresses, trade fairs, and conventions, with a
number of outstanding meeting venues.

Tourist attractions here include –
 Olympic Museum
  Cathedral of Notre-Dame
 Buchrer Watch store

The capital city stuns the tourists with its picturesque backgrounds and serenity. It is a far cry from the hubbub of other world capitals. It was also Albert Einstein’s home town for the first decade of the 20th century. The Historical Museum, here has a riveting exhibition about his time at the patent office in the city, and you can also visit the apartment he shared with his wife and son. Few other places to visit here are-
 Bear Park
 Gurten
 Clock tower
 Rosengarten

Jungfrau Region

Jungfrau is an alpine wonderland. At an altitude of 4158 metres, it is one of the topmost peaks of Europe. The train trip to reach there will be the one to cherish for a lifetime. You will find many panaromic view points here. There is also an Ice Palace with many ice sculptures to admire; The Alpine Sensation is a moving walkway with images, light and music, connecting the hall below the Sphinx observatory to the Ice Palace. You can go out in the snow and enjoy the view of the Grosser Aletsch glacier and the surrounding mountains.

Rhine Falls
It is Europe’s largest waterfall. It leaves you bewitched. The mighty falls wallop from a breadth of 150 metres.  On Swiss National Day, 1 August, the Rhine fall flaunts a sensational firework display that attracts flocks of tourists.

Other prominent tourist attractions which are truly unmissable are-
 Mount Titlis
 Zurich
 Lugano
 Montreux
 Matterhorn, Zermatt
 Mount Pilatus

Switzerland is also famous for its divine chocolates, colognes, hand-made cuckoo clocks, swiss army knife, etc. Visitors flock the local markets to buy these stuff and take home memorabilia and souvenirs.

A trip to Switzerland is like a long cherished dream. As you walk through the streets, breathing in the blissfull breeze clamouring past you, for once you feel presumptuous about the limits of nature.

Pack your bags and explore this Heaven on Earth.

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