There are times when your soul asks for a vacation from the monotonous routine of your life and that is when you turn towards a holiday package. A small vacation is enough to keep your spirits soaring and retain your focus on your work. Looking for a tourist destination? Worry not! I got you covered.

One of the most traveled places by the tourists is Switzerland. It is a beautiful mountainous region which refuges numerous lakes, extensive wildlife, charming villages and the mighty peaks of the Alps. Vastly undertaken ski trails and medieval time’s monuments mark the acreage of Switzerland.

Now that you find yourself in Switzerland, you shouldn’t be confused about what places to visit. Why? Because here I present you 8 best places to visit in the Swiss Alps. Check it out…

  1. Matterhorn, Zermatt

This is a place which is paradise on Earth for the nature lovers and hikers. Standing tall at 4,478 meters, the Matterhorn located in Zermatt is an ideal place for those who are adventurous and love climbing mountains. If you want to feel as high as the sky, this place is a must visit for you. Tackle your fears and dare to conquer the summit of this beautiful mountain. The view might just take your breath away.

  1. Swiss National Park, Zernez

Wish to be close to wildlife? This place is for you. Swiss National Park is the only national park in Switzerland. The beauty and serenity of this place are breathtaking. It is a very pure place and an ideal place for people who find solace in the lap of Mother Nature. With birds singing around you, this place is nothing short of a surreal dream world. Hiking is an activity which can be undertaken in this area. Lush green woodlands, milky waterfalls, and an enchanting scenery await you at this National Park.

  1. Lucerne

Deep in the very core of the country, lies this scintillating, picture perfect, lakeside town. Adorned with high towers, vast bridges, and festooned with ancient murals and paintings, this postcard perfect city has managed to retain its traditional heritage. This traditional setup of the country is what makes it one of the top visited places in the Swiss valley.

  1. Chateau de Chillon, Montreux

For centuries, this architectural treasure has inspired many pieces of writings and has been a famous destination for many tourists. It lies in the heart of Lake Geneva and is definitely one of its kind. Technically, this Montreux is a cluster of 25 building tied together with 3 courtyards. This ideal location gives the country essence of its rich history and provides the tourists a glimpse at the past of the country.

  1. Bernes

The capital city of Switzerland, aka, Bern is highly underrated. Not many people are aware of the fact that Bern is the capital of Switzerland. However, once you enter into this stunningly gorgeous city, it becomes very difficult to come out of it. Every nook and corner of every single street chants of the historic times of this striking city. Bern is now a World Heritage site, as declared by UNESCO. If you miss out on this one place, you miss out on the very quintessence of Switzerland.

  1. Zurich

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and is always buzzing with tourists from across the globe. It is a major transportation hub and refuges many art galleries and museums which are of great interest to the tourists. It gives the tourists an insight into the rich culture and heritage of the Swiss people. The pieces of arts, murals and other ancient items and sure to leave you spellbound.

  1. Lauterbrunnen Valley and surrounding towns

The people who are a die-hard fan of waterfalls will be at heaven here. This is a place which harbors a total of 72 waterfalls. Yes! 72 waterfalls. It is the place to undertake adventurous activities be it hiking or rock climbing. You can groom your inner Tenzing Norgays and Baichung Bhutias at this hypnotizing place which brings you so close to nature. With the number of adventure activities it offers, this place is sure to keep your adrenaline pumping.

  1. Schynige Platte

If you are looking for a place with a die – for scenic beauty, this place is your temple. The scenery is so entrancing it feels as if you are in a state of hypnosis. However, to achieve anything, you need to work for it. So, to have a glimpse of this marvelous scenery, you have to undergo a few minor treks with moderate or mild difficulty. However, going to this place is completely worth the sweat and hard work. Once you reach the summit, you won’t be able to take your gaze off from the awe-inspiring scene which awaits you.

Shreya Vijay


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