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Alpine Dreams: A Swiss Adventure Awaits Indian Travellers

03 Jun 2024

Well, it is time to enjoy another holiday, and excitement rants the air!  A long awaited holiday to a destination that most would envy and should be amongst the itinerary.  This is a bucket list is a destination not to be missed.  If the land scape includes Rolling Meadows, pastures, interspersed with large lakes, and mountains all around to captivating beauty, what is the destination we are talking off. From the majestic Alps and serene lakes to the verdant pastures and charming villages the tour itinerary has it all. Yes, it is indeed Switzerland a land locked country in Central Europe.

Fascination holds in the eyes of the beholder. Picturesque scenery across the country seen in numerous Hollywood and more lately Bollywood movies takes a traveller to a surreal world. There are numerous train options in Switzerland to explore the country side. A recommended circuit is the St. Gallen - Schaffhausen-Zurich, which are the most popular train journeys. There are others as well, covering the length and breadth of the country. A discerning traveller gets to see, glaciers, lakes, mountains and cities.

Along with the landscape, the country is home to historical sites dating back to the castles of the medieval period and Roman ruins.  An interesting landmark is the Chateau de Chillon, a castle embanked on the banks of Lake Geneva. For nearly a thousand years, this castle has witnessed the ebb and flow of Swiss and European history.   

Bern is the capital city and is declared as a heritage site, for its well preserved medieval architecture. The city’s clock tower is a historical land mark, as it was considered to be a guard tower. Known locally as Zytglogge, as the clock is readier to chime 12 on the hour clock, a sea of visitors and tourists gather around to witness mechanical figures, a parade of miniature bears, jesters, golden rooster, which would enthral visitors with this novel experience.   There are steps leading to the top where tourists are rewarded with a birds eye view of the surroundings.

Switzerland is home to at least 4 languages, and a commoner in the country will in all probability to know all four which are German, French, Italian and Roman. The culture of the adjoining countries has rubbed into the locals and festivals like Montreux Jazz festival held every year on the banks of Lake Geneva attracts tourists all over the world.  Another cultural event is the Basel’s Fasnacht a cultural extravaganza focussing on traditions and festive spirit.

No visit is complete, without a visit to a dairy farm. The salubrious climate is ideal for the dairy industry.   Swiss cheese of numerous varieties is popular all over the world. The cheese capital is a town named Gruyere where cheese is still produced using traditional means. Another popular experience should be a visit to the chocolate factory. Swiss chocolates are sought after, in all parts of the world.  From the bean to the bar, production can be witnessed at Maison Cailler in Broc, for knowing the art of chocolate making.

From a tourist perspective, the itinerary may include Bern, Zurich, Geneva, Interlaken, Montreux, Lucerne etc.  Each is a city with some local flavour for a tourist to explore. A recommended tour itinerary only for Switzerland should be around 7 to 10 days to do justice to a sightseeing itinerary.

Skyway International Travels in tour planning:

Skyway International Travels, as the name suggests have an international team of travel experts.  Their vast associates in foreign counties, with requirement of an Indian tourists needs are well factored and thus a tour when booked with the travel experts of Skyways, will give the tourist added comfort without fear that there is always a ready assistance available to cater for any unforeseen circumstances. Talk to Manjunath on Mobile No. 9845199077 or Anthony on Mobile No. 9845187717 and plan an enchanting holiday with their guidance and carry back memorable happy moments.

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