Switzerland is nothing less than a fairyland comprising of snow capped mountains, beautiful lakes, magnificent churches and wonderfully crafted buildings. Right from my childhood every yash Raj movies have been depicting Switzerland more and more beautiful and thus it became my lifetime dream to visit this place.
A perfect itinerary to swiss requires atleast 7 days. Mine was just 4 days and I always wanted more. Most of the travel packages from India gives you only 3 days in switzerland and that just not justifies it. It is always better to ditch these travel packages and create your itinerary to visit this place as a local. (trust me you wont regret)
Preparing for your trip:
1. Get your flight tickets booked: Though there are direct flights from India to zurich, if you are travelling with infant, its better to take a break journey. Preferred airlines: Airfrance, Swiss Air and Emirates
2. Get your hotels booked: You wont get indian food easily in swiss, so better to book serviced apartments where you can have a kitchen to cook meals as per your taste. Go for airbnb in swiss. Its safe and economical (will cost around 3-4k). Hotels are costly and may cost 7k per night. We booked Astor Studio Apartments in Zurich.
Travel tip: If you are staying in Zurich, book a place that is near to Zurich Hb or Zurich Central. This will save your travelling time.
3. Get your Schengen Tourist Visa. (Remember you must have sufficient funds to show in your account)
4. Switzerland has diverse and amazing transportation network of trams, buses, rails and boats. It is better to take a swiss travel pass that will give you discount at various excursions and will make your travel absolutely free everywhere in switzerland. you can have pass for 3,4,5,8 days as per your travel days.