Switzerland represents this exact imagery. Famed for its high-quality lifestyle and mouth-watering chocolates, the clock here ticks to the timekeeper's skilled hands. If you annex experiences like the adrenaline-pumped skiing, the relishing taste of a cosmopolitan brunch or a million dollar view, what you take back is a souvenir of unforgettable memories. Find below eight exciting attractions of this magical land:
Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, this definitely is one of the main attractions of Switzerland. Entice yourself in the city's grand Romanesque architecture and get mesmerized in the backdrop of the Alpine peaks.
The imposing structure of St. Pierre Cathedral, the Jet d'eau (a 140-meter tall fountain of water) and the flower clock in Jardin Anglais are a few of this cosmopolitan's highlights. Notre-Dame Cathedral, Palace of the United Nations and International Museum of Red Cross are other must-visit spots.
Surrounded on both sides with rolling hills, picturesque locales and serene woods, Zurich, Switzerland's largest city is a coveted destination for travelers seeking leisure. The pride of Zurich is in its impressive cultural heritage with over 50 museums and 100 art galleries. Celebrated tourist attractions include the gothic Fraumunster Church and the Swiss National Museum. The city is also host to the country's best clubs for travelers who simply want to have a good time.
3. Chateau de Chillon, Montreux
Resting on the banks of the glistening Lake Geneva, the Chillon Castle is the oldest and the most visited historic monument in Switzerland. What was once a commercial and military sanctuary of the Counts of Savoy in the 12th century is now a historical hub for modern tourists.
4. Glacier Express
Embark on an exciting journey from St. Moritz to Zermatt in the world's slowest train. The Glacier Express twists and turns along the breathtaking mountain range dotted with sparkling lakes. This perhaps is the only place where time is valued in reverse!
5. Adventure Sports
Venture out for thrilling activities like skiing, snowboarding, sky diving, hang gliding, bungee jumping or even a 'pendulum swing' over rivers. If Switzerland's snow clad peaks can soothe your senses, the endless list of outdoor sports could get your adrenaline flowing. This undoubtedly is a paradise for adrenaline-junkies!
6. Maison Cailler - Chocolate Factory
If you are travelling with kids and teens, do visit this chocolate factory built by the famous chocolate pioneer Alexandre Cailler. It is an exciting opportunity to witness the process of chocolate-making while savoring a few of the creamy treats.
Bollywood Attractions in Switzerland
Church of St. Grat at Montbovon (featured in 'DDLJ')
- Saanen Bridge (also featured in 'DDLJ')
- Gstaad Promenade (featured in 'Bachna Ae Haseeno')
- Munster Bridge (featured in 'Don 2')
- Train journey from Zweisimmen to Montreux (featured in 'Yes Boss')
- The Chopra Lake (a lake in Alpenrausch named by Swiss officials after the renowned film maker Yash Chopra)
7. Fasnacht Spring Carnival, Basel
The traditional Fasnacht Spring Carnival is an extravagant custom that takes place between February and March. Festivities commence from four in the morning. Music, masked processions, charivari costumes and Cliquen with their beautiful transparent lanterns, make the carnival a resplendent affair.
8. Cheese Calling!
If you are a cheese lover, head straight to the picture-postcard village of Gruyeres. Get a guided tour of the cheese factory for a firsthand experience of making world-famous cheese with holes. You can also purchase freshly processed cheese from the small shops outside the factory.
Now that you have a mental sketch of this magnificent country, load up your travel essentials and bring that fantasy to life!
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