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Jungfraujoch is a considerable feat of engineering. It’s a once in a lifetime experience that every traveler must experience. Passing through the seven kilometers long tunnel that took 3000 men 16 years to drill it, fills one’s heart with reverence for those who went through the unimaginable hardships. And with great courage, skill and strength, they made Jungfraujoch the highest train station in Europe (it opened in 1916) that still draws millions of tourists every year. While coming back, we lingered at Kleine Scheidegg for a while before getting on to the train that would take us to Grindewald (we did the round trip). The station has restaurants where you can sit and soak in the sun and some dazzling views of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. Watching the red train snake on the snow-covered mountain is a treat in itself. From Interlaken, one can choose either of the two routes, one that goes via Lauterbrunnen and other takes you via Grindewald. Trains from Grindewald and Lauterbrunnen stop at Klein Scheidegg, from where the last stage of the journey begins and takes you to Jungfraujoch. In between, the train makes two stops at Eismeer and Eigerwand where panoramic windows on the stations offer incredible views. Many tourists also base themselves at Interlaken for making a day visit to Jungfraujoch. While we chose to stay at Lauterbrunnen, a small village nestled in the deep valley and surrounded by rising rocky cliffs and some seventy-two waterfalls.
Those of us familiar with the idea of "Himalayas" as the abode of "Shiva" would be pleasantly surprised when you reach "Top of Europe" Jungfrau. The head of a young woman, etched by nature on permanent snow at a height of nearly 4000 meters, bears a striking resemblance to Lord Shiva, with his tresses and the third eye. The Jungfrau (maiden/virgin in German) is the highest peak located in the Bernese Oberland region of Swiss Alps. Accessible by train, hotels/restaurants, an Ice Palace,an Observatory are some of the attractions at Jungfrau.
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The capital of Italy is one of the most fascinating cities in Europe since it is filled with as many historical insignias as its modern counterparts. Being the administrative capital of Italy, Milan is also understandably bureaucratic to some extent. What's really enviable here is the beauty of everyday things. The roadside cafes and bars are designed to welcome and not merely swindle. The overall humour is deadpan, but hilarious. It's an outstanding city and a relatively cheap European destination from India.Free things to do while here: Duomo di Milano is one of the most iconic symbols of Italy; also known as the Milan Cathedral, one can climb up to check out the city view from the top by paying a nominal fee. If you've watched enough Italian cinema, you might have developed preconceived notions about the country – a visit to the tiny old alleyways of Brera will validate your ideas and you can click a thousand Instagram-worthy pictures here. Finally, take a stroll down the most fashionable street in world – Via Montenapoleone; if you are travelling on a budget, it'll obviously be difficult for you to buy anything here, but window shopping will be a treat to your fashion desires.Where to eat: Here are three cheap but outstanding places to eat in Milan: 1. Macelleria Equina Da Vito at Via Lorenteggio, 2. Piadineria Artigianale Pascoli at Via Niccolo Paganini, 3. Mr. Panozzo at Via Enrico Noe. The first one has gluten-free options available, while the other two have vegetarian as well as vegan options.Where to stay: Unlike contrary beliefs, one can actually stay in Milan on a budget. Here's one beautiful option to consider.
Lauterbrunnen is heaven on earth and you cannot miss this amazing walk. You dont have to be a proffesional hiker or trekker for this royal walk.Laterbrunnen railway station-Grutschalp-Winteregg-Murren-Birg-SchilthornLauterbrunnen Railway Station:I started the Royal walk from Lauterbrunnen railway station early in the morning. You can find the gandola to grutschalp from the Railway station. It is a 17 min ride from lauterbrunnen and will cost you 18 Swiss Francs.Grutschalp:From grutschalp you can either take train or you can simply walk like me. The trains are small and looks extremely pretty. Just cross the railway track and you can find the way to Winteregg Village. Its a 30 mins walk (1.7 Km approx). Enjoy the beautiful scenery while you walk.Winteregg Village:You can take a break here walk straight up towards Murren village. It is approximately 3 KM to Murren Village. You can actually see lot of benches on the way you can sit down relax click some amazing pics and enjoy the viewMurren Village:This is one of the most amazing villages in switzerland. Stunning views with great food. People in switzerland use lot of cheese so you can try out one of their cheezy dishes. You will get Gandola ride to Birg mountain from here. This will cost you 80 Francs (only if you have swiss pass). This ride is for 20 min. it takes you on the top of birg mountainBirg:Birg is amazing. amazing views and dont forget the cliff walk you will love it. Not for weak hearted people. After the walk you can go to the restaurant and enjoy amazing hot choclate. You can take the next gandola ride to schilthorn which is one the highest peak of swiss alps. The Gandola ride is for 30 minsSchilthorn:This is amazing mountain top. It has a rotating restaurant, James Bond museum, conference hall and a small shop which has lot of james bond goodies & accessories.