The Winding Tracks through Wonderland : The Glacier Express
- ISHA JALAN
- Aug 08, 2015
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When we think of Switzerland, we think of its gorgeous and untouched Alpine landscape. For those of us who have never been to the country, it only brings up images of Shah Rukh Khan and a myriad Bollywood heroines dancing atop snow-covered mountains lip-syncing some ludicrous song or the other.
It is a little difficult to clearly picture the sheer beauty and magnificence of the Swiss Alps, even with those of us with the most vivid of imaginations. You can only truly understand their enormity and brilliance once youve paid them a visit. One way to justly experience their splendor is aboard the famous Glacier Express.
The Glacier Express is an express train that connects St. Moritz to Zermatt, the two major mountain resorts in Switzerland. The journey consists of some of the most breathtaking natural scenery that you will ever come across. If a trip aboard the Glacier Express is not on your bucket list, you should probably note it down right about now. Mother Nature really did have a burst of inspiration while creating this exquisite landscape.
Dont let the word express fool you though; if you want to judge the speed of the train, you should take a hint from the word glacier instead. This train has the reputation of being the slowest express train in the world with the 300 km journey lasting about eight hours, but let that not be the sole reason you dont take a ride aboard the train. The Glacier Express travels across 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels and will show you some of the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring sights that Switzerland has to offer from canyons and rock formations to valleys and peaks. The train also passes through the Oberalp Pass at an altitude of more than 6,500 ft and even the Rhaetian Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sit back and relax in the trains panorama cars and it will be the most comfortable way to see this unspoiled wintery wonderland. Plan a Trip Now!!