Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Vacation to Switzerland-Mt. Titlis.

Mt Titlis. is one of the tallest peak Switzerland, at 3020 m / 10,000 feet.

We woke up in the morning and were a little disappointed as it was not a sunny day .A little drizzle, but we still decided to take the chance (you can never predict the weather in Switzerland so we were ready with our raincoats…:)as we had just that day, as we were leaving the next day for Interlaken.We headed towards Mt. Titlis from Lucerne via Engelberg.The train journeys throughout Switzerland are beautiful and it is the best mode of travel(at least we felt it that way). It was a 1.5 hrs journey one-way.


Engelberg, located at 1,000 meters and the base for Mt Titlis. We got into the gondola and and as it took off it was a great experience…the kids really enjoyed the ride:) The gondola first took us up to Trubsee, which is located at 1,800 meters. As we continued our trip by another gondola to Stand which is at 2,428 meters it was as if we were heading straight for the clouds…another thrilling experience…and finally the first revolving Titlis Rotair cablecar one of its kind ! It's the world's only rotating gondola - as you're moving upward, the entire floor slowly rotates in a circle, giving you a 360 degree view which took us up to Mount Titlis. at 3020 m / 10’000 ft.




The cable car...and the views were...wow!!!...the cows in the meadows...





























































the revolving Titlis Rotair cablecar...trying to manage the kids... 

We were rewarded with an incredible view of the surrounding snow clad mountains. There is snow year-round at the summit The sun did appear for a few minutes and Arun took a few shots though not very happy as we could have done with a little more sunshine...





















































we take a break and as we headed for the snowit gets colder…It was our first  experience with the snow and we really enjoyed it…Hiya refused to wear her gloves and still played with the snow…



Diya enjoys herself...

The next thing we knew was that it had started raining and so we headed inside to check the Glacier Grotto.
It's called the Glacier Grotto, which gave us you a unique opportunity to walk through a glacier. They tunneled out a couple thousand tons of rock and ice out of the glacier, approximately 150 feet below the surface, and set up a path that you can walk through. The temperature is a constant 33 degrees farenheit year round. The blue light inside are from ultraviolet lights set up, although the ice has a natural light blue color.






It was really cold inside for the kids so we had to go back… the same way back to Engelberg but this time we got the rains…
We catch a train to Lucerne...





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42 comments:

  1. amazing sights! the karsts on the mountainside are fascinating. your photos are postcard perfect!

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  2. Isn't Switserland beautiful? We stayed one summer in Geneve, and have pics of the Matterhorn in the background.

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    1. Matterhorn was a place we really wanted to visit but we just couldn't make it with the kids and the tight schedule...we really missed it..hopefully there will be a next time:)

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  3. Great views from the cable car. Just love the Summer meadows.

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  4. Wonderful tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. I love seeing photos of Switzerland, maybe one day I shall visit there too. The scenery is magnificent. You have shared some wonderful photos despite the lack of blue sky and sunshine.

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  6. I LOVED this post! So many stunning shots, in spite of a mixed bag of weather, and what an opportunity you gave to your kids. They had fun while learning a lot too. The 7th photograph from the bottom of Diya dancing in the snow was a special favourite :)

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  7. Thank's for sharing your vacation photos, so beautiful! I love all the GREENS:)

    Visiting for Our World Tuesday- hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/06/my-summer-beauties.html

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  8. Wow! Gorgeous photos of a beautiful place!

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  9. A lovely journey in Switzerland, and a cold one.

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  10. these photos are gorgeous... the colors are magnificent...

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  11. Beautiful sceneries, both from the cable car and the train,. :)

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  12. absolutely incredible views! what fun!

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  13. Gorgeous photos from a beautiful place.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Spectacular, scenic landscapes.

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  15. Wow, magnificent landscapes,
    It looks wonderful...
    Thank you for this beautiful series of photos ..
    Best regards, Karin

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  16. What a fun place to take the kids!

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  17. What fantastic views! The bright green, clouds, and mist are gorgeous! Beautiful shots and it looks like everyone had a great time!

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  18. wonderful pictures .. I think it was a great time

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  19. what a remarkable place!! your photographs are beautiful!!

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  20. The soft green colors are so wonderful on your pictures...great scenery shots and the snow looks so cold! Interesting posting and shows off the area well. The ice cave looks very icy! cheers.

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  21. Wow----now I KNOW I want to visit there. I love going up on the mountains like that. AWESOME. You got some great pictures. Glad the kids got to see SNOW... What a treat!!!!!

    Oh My---these pictures just make me want to go there NOW.... Wish I could!

    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  22. beautiful and memorable family snapshots; in an incredible landscape

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  23. Gorgeous photos, I have stayed at a B&B in Engelberg. It is a beautiful place and the mountain scenery and valley are beautiful. Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing.

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  24. Great photos! I can see very clearly, how close heaven and earth are themselves.

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  25. Lovely photos of wonderful scenery! How picturesque it is. I'm sure that was a holiday you will all remember for ever. It must have been great fun for the children to play in the snow, they won't forget that in a hurry :-) I am not too sure I would have like the rotating cable car though!!

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  26. Wow this place is breathtaking. So loving it! ^_^

    Kim,USA

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  27. thank you for visiting my blog!
    great photos from your travels around the world!

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  28. what a wonderful serie of great pics :)

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  29. thanks for linking up to *picstory* :)

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  30. it´s a beautiful country and you seemed to have a lot of fun. But for now I can do without snow. :)

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  31. Fantastic pictures Shantana. A beautiful part of the world.

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  32. Wonderful pictures!!! You have a great Blog. Thank you for your visit on my blog.
    Greetings from germany,
    Susanne

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  33. Beautiful scenery and great photos.

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  34. They all....all your photo shares today just take my breath away!!

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  35. Absolutely breathtaking, fascinating views! Every part of the country must be spectacular...a feeling I get after seeing your photos!

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  36. I would love to ride those gondolas. There's a rotating gondola in Palm Springs that I rode earlier this year - http://alsphotographyblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/palm-springs-aerial-tramway.html .

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  37. Unbelievable beauty captured!!!

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  38. It would have been cold inside for me too. I had rather see some things through your photos.

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  39. My kid is 1 year 10 months. I am planning to visit titlis. Is that ok for the kid

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