If your winter vacations are almost over, and your hill-station trip plans have failed miserably – well, here’s some hope for you. Winters have almost come to an end, which means that you can start enjoying your adventurous pursuits once again. While most people prefer sightseeing or trekking, let’s go the more dramatic way. If you’re looking for some adventure to spice up your post-New Year life, cable cars are a great option. Not only do you get to savor the natural beauty, but you also get a chance to click snapshots of the landscape (don’t forget the selfies)!
To enjoy the best out of cable cars or ropeways in our very own country, here is a list of the top 5 cable car services situated in some of India’s most beautiful tourist-spots:
Kailasagiri Ropeway, Vishakhapatnam
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The Kailasagiri Ropeway is set in the midst of greenery and the surrounding hills. Situated on a hill-top park, the ropeway gives you an awesome view of the lush greenery and the beautiful sea, which makes it the star attraction of the place. The cable car starts from Appughar to Kailasagiri, among other places of interest such as the massive structure of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and the toy train ride around the park.
Maa Chandidevi Udankhatola, Haridwar
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The Maa Chandidevi ropeway starts from a point near the Gaurishankar temple on Nazibabad road, which is three kilometers away from Har-ki-Pauri. You can reach the pick-up point by car, tempo, bus and rickshaws. Pilgrims can visit both the temples using the ropeway, and that too in five minutes!
Darjeeling-Rangeet Valley Passenger Cable Car
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Also known as the Queen of Hills, Darjeeling is a favorite getaway for those who live in West Bengal, especially during the summer months. If you’re planning a trip to the mountains this summer, make sure that you check out the Darjeeling-Rangjit Valley cable car. Being one of the oldest cable cars in India, cable cars were used in the colonial days to travel between Darjeeling and the Rangeet Valley, eight kilometers apart in distance. The cable car starts from North Point and ends at Singla Bazar, offering you amazing views of the well-known tea gardens below. It’s a one-in-a-lifetime experience, encompassing the time span of forty-five minutes.
Maa Mahakalika Udankhatola, Pavagadh, Gujarat
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Maa Mahakalika temple is a well-known pilgrimage centre in Pavagadh, Gujarat. It is known as one of the Shakti Peeths and thousands of pilgrims visit the site every year. The Maa Mahakalika UdanKhatola has been relentlessly helping pilgrims reach the site since 1986 by dropping them at a comfortable distance from the temple. As an alternative, it would be a beautiful climb from Manchi from the temple which takes one hour by foot (don’t forget to take your camera along).
Dhuadar Waterfalls, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
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Bringing in a water element, the dreams of watching the fierce waterfall from the marble slabs from the top would come true in a cable car. Apart from the waterfall, you can enjoy the views of the Marble Rocks, within one kilometer of the former. You can enjoy the boating facilities that are available from November to May, best enjoyed on moonlit nights.
So, if you are fascinated by cable car rides and the view they provide, you need not go far! Our country is replete with such adventures near you. Just book your tickets and get going.
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