Experience the winter charm of cable cars in India

Winters is almost knocking at our doors. The laziness of the Sun, the chilly winds, the hazy clouds and the warmth of wool is beckoning us towards the thrill associated with winters. What better way to enjoy this but to take a vacation in the midst of snow and minimal temperatures with a view to enthrall.

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How about scanning the picturesque beauty of India’s best-known hill stations through the aerial route? Cable cars poised to give a 360 degrees view! We bring to you the top 5 cable cars in India providing the most scenic and panoramic view of the surroundings.

Gulmarg

The Gulmarg Gondola is Asia’s highest cable car circuit and the world’s second highest cable car circuit since 2008.

The high-altitude cable car gives the onlookers a mesmerizing view of the valley. Get enchanted with the slopes, the snow and the trees. The cable car operates in two phases, with the second mostly covering the snow views.

Continue the magic with a visit to the Dal Lake, Sonmarg, Shalimar Bagh and Pahalgam among a few.

Solang Valley

In Manali, this valley is a beautiful amalgamation of snow-capped mountains and lush green meadows. Especially in winters, it is popular amongst people for skiing.

The cable car ride to Mt. Phatru at an elevation of 3200 m is jaw dropping. Don’t miss it for anything in the world.

Outdoor activities are the highlight in Manali. Indulge in skiing, snow-boarding, paragliding, hiking, camping, traversing, zorbing, mountain biking, quad riding, horse riding…. the list is endless.

Darjeeling

The Darjeeling Ropeway was started in 1968 by the forest department. It passes over forests, mountains, tea gardens, waterfalls and rivers. It is truly one of the richest experiences of the Himalayan town side.

Also visit the Peace Pagoda, Tiger Hill, Ghoom Monastery and Museum while in Darjeeling.

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Mussoorie

Known as the Queen of the Hills, Mussoorie is a well-known tourist hill station in the state of Uttarakhand. It is less than 2 hours’ drive from Dehra Dun.

The cable car to Gun Hill – the second highest point in Mussoorie at an altitude of 2024m is a popular destination for all tourists. The cable car is 400 metres long.

Other attractions are Kempty Falls, Mussoorie Lake, Lal Tibba and Company Bagh.

Raigad

An exception to the snow-clad options, Raigad is situated in Maharashtra. The Raigad ropeway transports passengers to the regal Raigad Fort, which was once the stronghold of the great Maratha warrior King Shivaji.

Also soak in the beauty of Gangasagar Lake, Tamhini Falls, Kondana Caves and Varsoli Beach while there.

Enjoy winters through these unique options. Winter vacations can also be another ball game after all!!

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