Now since I am an “Earned Leaves Traveler”, I am mostly on stringent vacation timelines. So, all I could give to Zurich on my 21 days Euro Honeymoon were 2 days!
If entire Europe is nature’s treasure trove then trust me Zurich is definitely one of the finest gem in there! In this blog I will walk you through my journey across this largest city of Switzerland which for us Indians I guess is the synonym for “Perfect Honeymoon” (all thanks to Yash Chopra ;))
Zurich is one of the major economic centers in Switzerland and like most of the Western Europe nothing is actually “cheap” here. Also, for someone who is earning in INR any figure with a dollar, Euro or Pound sign is expensive! Since we were on our honeymoon, hostels were a NO. Though I would highly recommended them if travelling solo or on a budget as the hostels in most part of Europe are pretty safe, economical and at the same time offer an opportunity to hang out with some like-minded fellows! After searching for hours over various websites like Makemytrip, Trivago, Tripadvisor, hotels.com etc., I came to know that a decent hotel in Zurich will cost me around INR 7K per night and after an extensive research I settled in for Park Inn (near the Zurich airport; provides free shuttle to and fro the airport; it is also walking distance from Rumlang station that connects to Zurich city center via 15-20 mins metro journey) for Day 1 stay and Uto Kulm for Day 2 stay (Yess, I picked different hotels for each day all because I could not stop myself from booking Uto Kulm after going through this hotel during my search, just go through it once and you will understand!)
Getting to Zurich
I entered this exquisite city from Nice (France) via Swiss Airways which costed me around Rs 9K being booked 2 months in advance. A huge myth – “Eurail is cheap”. Eurail is the way to go if you are planning to stay in Europe for a long duration and thus wish to use for most of your transits; that too only if you book your travel way in advance. Otherwise it will be as costly as taking a flight or sometimes even costlier. Keeping in mind my strict timelines, Air travel was the way to go! It also gave me an opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of this appealing city which was pretty green in October.