Switzerland Travel: Tick Off These Hidden Gems At The Snowy Paradise

Switzerland
by Suchismita Pal
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Mountain buffs, rejoice! Switzerland is now open for international travellers and it is allowing fully vaccinated Indians too. You only need to follow certain steps to get your entry approved, like getting a QR-coded RT-PCR test done 72 hours prior to flight. Those aged above 18 years can travel to the nation via Paris and Amsterdam. Children below 18 years of age can travel with fully vaccinated parents. One point that needs to be noted here is, those aged between 16 and 18 years will have to submit RT-PCR reports at the time of boarding and arrival. Tourists need to wear masks in public spaces and maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from one another. On that note, here are some of the offbeat places to visit in Switzerland:

1. Stoos

Stoos is a quiet ski resort in Switzerland and the most striking attraction here is the Stoosbahn funicular railway. This is the steepest funicular in the world. In fact, the hamlet of Stoos is car-free and can be accessed only via this railway route.

 

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2. Aletsch Glacier

Also known as the Great Aletsch Glacier, this is the largest Alpine glacier having a length of around 23 kilometres. The huge river of snow blankets around 81.7 km2 in the eastern Bernese Alps. The glacier is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site Jungfrau-Aletsch.

 

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3. Hanging Bridge, Mount Titlis

Satiate your adrenaline rushes by strolling through the hanging bridge of Mount Titlis. Perched at a height of 3000 metres above sea level, the suspension bridge offers spectacular panoramic views of the snowy expanses around. The bridge hangs from steel cables and the walk can be jaw-droppingly thrilling.

 

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4. Lake Thun

This picturesque glacial lake is ringed by snow-capped mountains and the water is crystal blue, thanks to the clean air. Lake Thun is the largest Swiss lake entirely within a single canton and is located in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland region. You can take a calming ride on the lake and enjoy the pleasant mountain breeze.

 

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5. Trümmelbach Falls

This is not just one fall, but an amalgam of ten cascading glacier-fed waterfalls. The waterfall is cocooned inside a mountain and can be reached by a tunnel-funicular. It is the only human accessible glacier-fed waterfall in Europe that flows inside a mountain.

 

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To know more about the latest rules for travelling to Switzerland from India, click here.

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