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Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Interlaken to Luzern
Mood:  happy
Topic: Switzerland Holidays

After breakfast we checked-out from the hotel. Today we have a golden pass panoramic train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern. This train requires separate reservation in addition to usual ticket/pass. The train departed at 10:00 hrs and passed by scenic routes between Interlaken and Luzern. Of course we had already been though this route while coming to Interlaken. Although the golden pass panoramic train seems to be operated specially for sight seeing purpose, it is more or less like other usual trains in terms of facilities, stoppage etc. I wish if this train stop somewhere in between the route/hamlets rather than on usual train stations. I would recommend this route by any usual train to save reservation fee.


We reached Luzern around 12:00 hrs. My travel agent originally told me hotel Waldstatterhof which is just 50m from Luzern railway station. After reaching to this hotel I checked my voucher and realized that my reservation has been changed to hotel Seeburg. I returned to Luzern bus stand (opposite to Luzern railway station), and asked for directions and found bus number 24 from Luzern railway station which dropped us to hotel Seeburg in 10min. Hotel seeburg is a little far from main town and is located in front of beautiful lake and mountains. I asked for a room with lake view, and the receptionist happily upgraded my room at free of charge. The room was neat and view from balcony was amazing. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Luzern. We prepared coffee in the room and enjoyed coffee. The hotel provides free WiFi also.


After taking some rest, we roamed out in the evening towards old Luzern. I had learned about an Indian restaurant Gauram India in old Luzern. I found out from maps and information displays about bus no 12. To make sure I confirmed with bus driver and boarded the bus. Luzern is a small town, and the bus stop for Gauram India arrived very early while I was still busy locating it in maps. The bus driver upon realizing we haven’t got down made announcement about Gauram India restaurant.  My fellow passenger nudged me about announcement and then we got down.


It was still early for dinner. We decided to take some stroll in this old part of Luzern. We roam around and took some pictures. After some time it started drizzling, therefore we returned towards restaurant. Gauram India has several restaurants across Switzerland, and has been operating there for more than 10 years. The Luzern restaurant offers buffet in 25 CHF per person, but we made individual order of a palak-panneer and four tandoori-rotis. The food was testy and cost 36 CHF. After dinner we returned to hotel.

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Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2012 11:05 AM EDT
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