Friday, September 2, 2016

Enamoured with Mt. Titlis & the views of Lake Trubsee #SwitzerlandTravels Part 3

Read the #SwitzerlandTravels Part1 and Part2

We were ecstatic to wake up to a sunny day in Lucerne and a quick breakfast later headed to Engelberg, home to the famous Mt. Titlis.

On top of snow covered mountains, everything makes sense. 

As we oohed and aahed our way up to the peaks in Rotair 360 - the world's first revolving gondola, we were upbeat and ready to jump into all the snow-clad craziness Titlis had to offer. We walked on the suspension bridge past the howling winds, sledded down the slopes in animated squeals and giggles, rode the ice flyer looking down at the nature's magnanimous splendour and almost froze inside the blue lit glacier cave.



Suspension bridge - 3,041 metres above sea level and 500 metres off the ground.

Ice Flyer
"The snow reminded me of the beauty and mystery of creation, of the essential joy that is life." 

- Orhan Pamuk

As I stood there, a little out of breath after a round of sledding and walking up the snowy steep, I could not help but marvel. Pristine white sheets covered the mountains as far as my eyes could see. And I was there. In that moment. No picture can capture that feeling. After fifteen minutes we decided to head back. 

On our way back, we came across Lake Trubsee, a mountain lake sitting at the foot of Mount Titlis. It was love at first sight. To see perfect reflections of the imposing mountains in the lake, breathe in the silence and just sit there without a care in the world - that is what heaven feels like. I can say that now!




I really didn't want to leave Trubsee but the cable car down to Engelberg was about to close down in few minutes and we lingered till the very last minute we possibly could before rushing back.

Back at the base, we gorged on some hot samosas and chai at Spice Bistro, the Indian restaurant strategically placed to cater to the many hungry tourists who come down from Titlis looking for a quick bite.

And that's how we rocked day 3 of our #SwitzerlandTravels


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34 comments:

  1. Wow! Wonderful pictures, Aditi! Specially the last one. Switzerland is surely one of those places which is a paradise for photography lovers :)

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  2. Isnt it Engelberg? I have some special memories with Engelberg and you will love to read them here - http://www.pikturenama.com/missing-our-trains-in-engelberg-swiss-town/

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  3. This place 😍
    I am drooled too now to visit the places ..
    And the way you added expressions in the post that was cute :D

    Good luck for #MyFriendAlexa HillStationReader

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  4. this is soooo filmy!!! I wanna be there too. You are giving me some serious wanderlust!! Oh the views!!

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  5. Whenever I read books and they travel to the alps and the like, this is what I imagine the place will be like. And the pictures wow so awesome.

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  6. Beautiful places, beautiful pictures, Aditi!!Feel like taking that vacation now..menakabharathi

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  7. Perfect guide for trip to Switzerland with beautiful photos description :)

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  8. Gorgeous pictures and sounds like an absolutely fabulous trip!!

    Cheers!
    Modern Gypsy

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  9. Woow! Splendid photos,Aditi.It surely looks like an awesome trip. One on my travel list!

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  10. Switzerland is the most beautiful place and your pics r doing full justice..beautiful!

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  11. OMG! These are some truly amazing pictures! A view to die for! Lucky you! So serene and tranquil...one question that pops to mind is: Where are the people/mobs? ;)

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  12. Engelberg. Hotel Terrace. Mount Titlis. Wow! Those 4-5 days in Swtizerland so many years ago were some of my best travel days ever :).

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  13. Those are some beautiful pictures!
    We are planning to go some time soon. And this travelogue would definitely come in handy. :)
    Kohl-Eyed Me
    Something's Cooking

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  14. Such a stunning view! Brilliant post. Glad to connect.
    @samantha_rjsdr from whimsicalcompass.wordpress.com

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  15. Is this a scene of the picture in which the girl is sitting at the side of the lake ?? Because that is awesome.
    Lucky you to visit that place.
    I have been to mountains, and I can say from my experience that...

    "Mountains call you back"

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  16. I enjoyed reading this.I am going to part 1 and part 2 to catch up on the action.I think I have to encourage my hubby to take a look at these pics. Beautiful

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  17. I enjoyed reading this.I am going to part 1 and part 2 to catch up on the action.I think I have to encourage my hubby to take a look at these pics. Beautiful

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  18. Your posts always remind of my travel list to go to Switzerland! And it never brings me down!

    Cheers
    Geets

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  19. I loved every part of Switzerland when I visited - every damn thing and even having ice cream in the freezing Oct-Nov temperature!
    Regards
    Tina

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  20. Swiss chocolates and the famous watches are we generally know about Switzerland apart from Swiss banks. But you have taken us through a snow clad stride through the alps.

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  21. Swiss chocolates and the famous watches are we generally know about Switzerland apart from Swiss banks. But you have taken us through a snow clad stride through the alps.

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  22. Oh wow Aditi, are you still in Switzerland, I live in Basel, can we meet! so happy to read the post and enjoy the pictures :)

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  23. Awesome experience and beautiful photographs

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  24. OMG that picture with you sitting and the mountain's reflection in the crystal clear water is outstanding.

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  25. Amazing pictures. This place is so on my list :) Hopefully ll b there soon!

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  26. Switzerland is so beautiful.. may be some day I will be there posing just like you ;)

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  27. I suddenly miss the colder weather! Lovely photos! #photofriday

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  28. I have been wanting to go to Swiss and Dance on Alps like YRF heroine from long time ..lolz

    www.hautekutir.com

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  29. Excellent post there! I really loved the pictures. I've never been out of India, but the Himalayas have made me fall in love with mountains over and over again.

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  30. Wow, amazing Blogpost... Beautiful pics are surely giving me new travel goals

    Do visit : www.directingdreams.com

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