Senior Features Writer
You know who the Raj to our Simran is? Our girlfriends! Because we believe in the words of Carrie Bradshaw - “Girlfriends are our soulmates and boys are just people to have fun with” Which is why going on a trip to one of the most romantic locations in the world with your besties is the best thing to do. Especially if you’re single. So, we have picked the best place there is - Switzerland! Read on to know the awesome things you can do there.
The ultimate symbol of Swissness is CHEESE (THE BEST CHEESE IN THE WORLD THAT IS!!!) which is made with raw alpine milk. It’s impossible to take a trip to Switzerland and not devour the delectable melted cheese. With over 450 varieties of cheese right from gooey to melted and stringy, Swiss cheese is something you totally need to forget your diet and gorge on while on a trip to Switzerland with your girlfriends. Only after you travel in Switzerland and savor the piquant but not too sharp taste of Emmentaler can you claim to have tasted real Swiss cheese. Apart from tasting cheese, you can also learn all about Swiss Cheeses by catching the master cheese-makers in action at the historical production site of Gruyère located at La Maison Du Gruyere. Gruyère is one of the finest cheeses used for baking and melting. What a great way to spend a day Binging with your besties!!
Swiss wine is one of Switzerland’s best-kept secrets. Very few people realize that apart from chocolates and cheese, Switzerland also has some amazing wine and has some very picturesque winemaking country. Every canton (county) in Switzerland has their own vineyard that produces a diverse variety of wine and is usually consumed domestically. Travel with your girls via the Golden Pass Panoramic Train that offers a mesmerizing view of the mountains, overlooking lakes on your way to UNESCO-listed Lavaux terraces. This vineyard is famous as the homeland of Chasselas which is Switzerland’s most consumed wine. Go have some wine with ze girlies and don’t forget to Instagram these precious moments!
Chiffon Saree time! Every girl at some point in her life has imagined waving a chiffon saree while dancing in the Swiss Alps…Here’s hoping your chiffon saree is ready because this is where your dreams comes true (if you’re not one for the cold maybe a dupatta will do :) ) One of the most picturesque spots in the country Zermatt, is a quaint village that lies at the foot of the world-famous Matterhorn peak in Switzerland. A great place to take a stroll with your friends and go for a lunch with a stellar view, getting from one place to another is super easy here. This being Switzerland the trains are always on time every time:) on all routes … always at the same minute after every full and half hour. The Glacier Express is one of Europe's most scenic train journeys that starts and ends in two of Switzerland's best-known mountain resorts – Zermatt and St Moritz. With burnt orange and flaming yellows in autumn, lush green in summers and a stark cover of white in winters - this view is just ah-mazing. Get on board – It’s safe, it’s convenient and the pictures (remember the chiffon saree) are soooooo worth it!
Switzerland offers all sorts of unique and interesting museums which are worth visiting just for their sheer novelty and creativity. For the Motorhead, there is the Museum of Transportation in Lucerne which is an interactive museum about cars, trains & planes; for the football freak, there is FIFA World Museum in Zurich that showcases the extraordinary history of football and for the millions of Chaplin fans out there who bow to the alter of the great comedian a visit to Chaplin's World in Vevey is a must. There is something here for everyone and whom better to explore this array of amazing museums with… than your girls. With a Swiss Travel Pass, you can get admission to over 90 Swiss urban areas to over 500 exciting museums at half the price and it includes unlimited travel on all public transport throughout the country, a 50 per cent price reduction off most mountain railways and cableways That’s quite the win-win if you ask me (Indians love a great deal). The Swiss travel pass is available for 3 days, 4 days, 8 days or 15 days consecutively. Those under 26 get a 15% reduction and kids under the age of 16 travel for free. Awesome, isn’t?
Swiss public transport carries travelers away to the most fascinating panoramic routes, the most beautiful mountain summits, and the utmost romantic boat tours. Travel via the Gotthard Panorama Express and experience history as you board a steamboat and glide across Lake Lucerne while enjoying the past mystical coves, picturesque countryside and culinary delicacies. While with your girls, don’t forget to try out some fun water activities such as Wakeboarding and Paddle boarding which will get your heart racing. The boats often stop near railway stations, and you can travel free with your Swiss Travel Pass. So, get those sunnies ready and enjoy your trip on the lake!
While you’re discovering your touristy self, don’t forget to do things that will give you an adrenaline rush! Think of the craziest activities that have been on your bucket list and be sure to tick them off while in the adventure capital of Switzerland- Interlaken. Interlaken offers you a wide range of activities, right from bungee jumping to canyoning and skydiving to wakeboarding. The list pretty much goes on. Not just that - all of this amidst the beauty of nature and being surrounded by snowcapped alps! So, come fall #InLoveWithSwitzerland
Now life doesn’t get any better than that, does it?
*This is a sponsored post for Switzerland Tourism
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