Topic: Switzerland Holidays
Mount Titlis was our destination today. Cable tours to Mt. Titlis start from Engelberg which is one hour travel away from Luzern. After breakfast, we reached to Luzern railway station. Trains for Engelberg are available every hour from Luzern. We boarded 9:06 hrs train and reached to Engelberg at 10:00 hrs. A bus takes from Engelberg railway station to Mt. titlis cable station. The cable car journey starts from here which elevates to higher altitudes quickly offering spectacular views of Engelberg town, mountains and sooner of snow. The journey consists of three parts first involving 4-6 seater cable car followed by a bigger cable car. The last one involves a big and rotating cable car called rotating gondola. The rotating gondola has credit of being first one of its kind.
After reaching to Mt. Titlis top station we moved out to open areas. The surroundings were completely snow covered and it was snowing too. We played in snow and took pictures. Indian people are visiting this place a lot which is palpable by Indian tourist around and also by directions/instructions in Hindi. There is also a life-sized cut-out of Shahrukh Khan and Kajol from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge Jayenge :)
We had fun and games in snow, but my son was not very keen, and soon he felt asleep. We moved a little further over snow. The visibility was very less and snow flakes were falling over cloths. The next fun item was Ice Flyer. This is an open cable over snow depths. I and my wife took Ice flyer journey separately as our son was sleeping. Ice flyer is a wonderful and adventurous experience. Cold waves are very strong in return path.
We then returned to Mt. Titlis station and took coffee. This station has several facilities like restaurant, open space, shopping malls, photo studio etc. Then we started downhill journey by gondola and cable car. We reached back to Engelberg railway station can reached Luzern at 16:00 hrs.
This evening we took a cruise in Luzern lake. The two hours cruise tour takes through different corners of the lake and offers views to beautiful Luzern town. Then we reached back to hotel.
Today our Swiss pass validity ended. This means now onwards I should purchase tickets for local transports and trains.