We all frequently travel on planes and trains and we absolutely love doing so. But if we’re going to a hill station and we want to take a beautiful bird’s eye view of the mountains and peaks, there’s no better and thrilling mode of transport than ropeways. Ropeways are called ‘Cable Cars’ and ‘Gondola’. Riding on which makes our trip all the way more exciting and memorable. And we are lucky that India has a number of high, long and droopy ropeways in its kitty. We are going to tell you about the 12 best ropeways in India which you definitely need to take a ride on, of course post-pandemic.
12. Gangtok Ropeway, Sikkim
Gangtok in Sikkim is a beautiful city and Gangtok ropeway is the best to soak in glorious views of the world’s third highest mountain, Mt Kanchenjunga and the surrounding valleys. This 1 km cable car ride starts from Deorali market and stops at two places: Namnang and Tashiling while going up to a height of 3500 m. This Ropeway is one of the major tourist attractions which makes you travel around in just 15-20 mins. On that note, have a long Weekend Getaway From Mumbai To Sikkim- Gangtok
11. Gun Hill Cable Car, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Now, let’s talk about the Queen of Hills, Mussoorie which is known for one of the best ropeways with magnificent views in the world. Gun Hill is the second highest peak of Mussoorie where this ropeway takes you to. After reaching the peak, you can just relax and soak in the view for some time. This ropeway makes you revel in amazing views of the picturesque Himalayan range and Doon Valley. Gun Hill cable car is one of the major attractions of this heavenly beautiful hill station.
10. Solang Valley, Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Manali is one of our favorite hill stations in India which offers a number of adventure activities and a breathtaking view. One more thing that makes us happy and excited is the Solang Ropeway. Solang is a side valley at the top of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh. This cable ride begins from the Solang valley and ends at Mount Phatru at an elevation of 3200 m. The ride takes around 10 minutes and it offers enchanting sights, river stream and amazing world of beautiful nature. So next time when you visit Manali, this ropeway ride is something you should not miss!
9. Mahakali Ropeway, Gujarat
Mahakali Ropeway in Gujarat, it’s named after the Mahakali Temple. This ropeway is quite famous among tourists and pilgrims. While some people prefer to walk till this hilltop temple, some like to explore the place from above the ground through this ropeway. This 1 kilometre long ropeway on the Pavagadh hills has gained a lot of popularity over the years. Especially during Navratri, you can see a large number of crowd here. After all, riding on this ropeway is definitely one of the best things to do in Vadodara, Gujarat. Also, Gujarat’s Statue Of Unity Becomes A Popular Wedding Destination For Couples
8. Auli Cable Car, Uttarakhand
Next one is Auli Ropeway in Uttarakhand. It’s the second-longest ropeway in Asia and India’s longest cable car which covers distance of 4 kms in around 20 minutes. This ropeway runs from Joshimath to Auli and from here, you get to see the majestic view of the Himalayas and Nanda Devi snow peaks. So if you didn’t know about this ropeway yet, you have one more reason now to go to Auli apart from Skiing and Trekking.
7. Rajgir Ropeway, Bihar
The next one is located in Bihar. Rajgir ropeway kis India’s oldest ropeway. The picturesque ride on the ropeway takes you to a height of 1000m above the ground where you can reach the Vishwashanti Stupa on the Ratnagiri hill in 7 mins. The most interesting thing about Rajgir ropeway is that only one person can travel in it at a time. It also offers great view of valley surrounded by seven hills in the region. Did you know that Stunning View Of Mount Everest Is Visible From Village In Bihar?
6. Rangeet Valley Cable Car, Darjeeling, West Bengal
One of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Darjeeling valley is by riding on the Rangeet Valley cable car. It’s also one of the oldest in India which is at an altitude of 7000 feet. You can board the cable car from Singamari in Darjeeling and go till Singla Bazaar in around 45 minutes. The rope way offers views of the hills, valley, tea gardens, water falls and flowing rivers. On that note, Darjeeling Also Has The Most Beautiful Cafes That Offer Music, Food And Books!
5. Malampuzha Udan Khatola, Kerala
Located in Malampuzha gardens and close to the Malampuzha dam in Kerala, the Udan Khatola of Malampuzha offers you the dreamy view of the laid-out flower beds, fountains, and beautiful sculptures. If you’re also crazy about flowers, greenery and everything around nature, then this 20 mins ride that too at a height of 60 feet above the garden will you a bucketful of unforgettable memories.
4. Skyview Patnitop, Patnitop, J&K
Next one is the Gondola Ride at Skyview Patnitop. It’s one of the highest one in India in terms of ground clearance which is at a height of over 65 metres. It takes you from Sanget till Patnitop in just 12 minutes. It’s also that it’s the only gondola which flies over the trees and mountains as well. And guess what, we got a chance to ride in it last December only when we witnessed the season’s first snowfall. Trust us, at that time it looks no less than a wonderland!
3. Glenmorgan Ropeway, Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Glenmorgan is a beautiful valley with a big lake surrounded by three peaks, tea gardens, and offers best scenic view in Ooty, Tamil Nadu. This 3 km ropeway is a two-stage ride runs between Singara to Glenmorgan. You won’t regret this ride as you will be busy soaking in splendid views of the Mudumalai National park, the Moyar valley and Mysore as well. Glenmorgan is a famous tourists picnic spot which is known for this ropeway ride. On that note, check out these 5 Lush Green Hill Stations Of India Where You Can Breathe Fresh Air
2. Bhedaghat Ropeway, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
This is one of our favorites and soon you’ll know why. To get the best and magical view of the Dhuandhaar waterfall in Jabalpur in Madhya Praadesh, you have to take the Bhedaghat ropeway which is also called ‘Dhuandhaar ropeway’. It’s at the entrance gate of Bhedaghat. This 1140m ropeway is constructed across the Narmada River which offers a great sightseeing of Falls, Bhedaghat Marble Rocks and holy Narmada river. In fact, the very sight of Dhuandhaar Falls in the middle of Narmada River is enough to make it the trip of your lifetime.
1. Gulmarg Gondola, J&K
Gulmarg Gondola in Jammu-Kashmir is the second-highest operating cable car in the world and also Asia’s highest one. And therefore, it’s one of the famous ropeways too. It’s at a height of 4200m and covers 2.5 kms. This ropeway runs in two stages which connects Gulmarg resort to Kongdori valley and from Kongdori valley it goes till Apparwath. It covers the entire round in nearly 21 minutes. You can imagine the view even sitting at home, after all, there’s nothing more beautiful than Jammu and Kashmir, right?
Well, that was our list of the 12 best ropeways in India that will add another dimension to your travel experience to these places. We don’t know about you but we simply can’t wait to take a ride on all of these once the situation gets better. If you also enjoy the thrilling rides on the ropeways, then let us know which ones from these made you excited?