Cable cars are always exciting. A cable ride can give you a classic Bollywood, like a dream come true wherein you travel over mountains and see how tiny the world is from the top. Not only is the whole experience worthwhile, ropeways have also made travelling easier. Many temples like Ambaji, Karni Mata and Chandi Mata that are located atop a hill can now be comfortably accessed by a cable car. Let’s have a look at some of the most beautiful cable car rides in India.
1)Gulmarg Gondola, Jammu & Kashmir
Also Asia’s largest cable car system, the Gulmarg Gondola in Jammu and Kashmir works in two stages that spans about 2.5 km in total. The first phase works from Gulmarg to Kungdori and the second phase works from Kungdori to Apparwath peak. The cable car ferries the passengers to a height of 4200 meters.
2) Dhuandhar Ropeway, Madhya Pradesh
The Dhuandhar Ropeway in Madhya Pradesh travels across the Dhuandhar Falls in Jabalpur and is one of the most scenic rides you might ever have. The ride on the ropeway will give you a panoramic view of the Dhuandhar Waterfalls. Although the ride is small, the views are mesmerizing.
3) Glenmorgan Ropeway, Tamil Nadu
Starting at Singara, the ropeway offers an exotic view of the tea gardens of Tamil Nadu. Glenmorgan valley consists of three peaks, a lake and picturesque views. The ropeway is 3 km long and it takes around an hour to reach from one point to another, a good time to enjoy the views.
4) Auli Cable Car, Uttarakhand
The Auli cable cars are one of the best ways to see the beauty of the Himalayas and especially the snow-capped Nanda Devi in the winters. The ropeway connects Auli with Joshimath and takes 15 minutes.
5) Gangtok Ropeway, Sikkim
The Gangtok Ropeway is a 1km long ropeway with three stations- Deorali, Namnang and Tashiling. One can also get to view the Kanchenjunga peak and the rivers, forests and the towns 3500 feet below.
6) Manali Ropeway, Himachal Pradesh
One of the major attractions of the city, the ropeway-cum-ski centre at Solang valley offers some of the most breath-taking views. One can also enjoy paragliding, parachuting and horse riding at the Solang valley. The ropeway ride begins at Solang valley and end at Mt. Phatru which is 3200 meter above sea level.
7) Darjeeling Ropeway, West Bengal
Also known as the Rangeet Valley cable car project, the Darjeeling Ropeway was established in 1968. This ropeway stretches from Singamari to Singla Bazaar. While descending from 7000 ft to 800 ft one gets the opportunity to view forests, mountains, waterfalls, ridges, tea gardens and valleys.
8) Raigad Ropeway, Maharashtra
The Raigad ropeway might be the easiest way to reach the Raigad Fort in Maharashtra. Raigad Fort was the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s empire. This ropeway might be an enjoyable ride for thrill seekers because the ascent of the ropeway is 420 meters and the length is 760 meters.
9) Mussoorie Cable Car, Uttarakhand
The Mussoorie Cable Car offers one of the most magnificent views. The ropeway begins at the mall and goes up till Gun Hill. On the ride one gets to see several mountain peaks and on a clear day you might also get to see the Bandarpunch peak.
10) Ropeway of Rajgir, Bihar
Located in Nalanda district of Bihar, Rajgir used to be the capital of the Magadha kingdom. The Rajgir Ropeway connects you to the Vishwa Shanti Stupa, Makhdoom Kund and monasteries. This is a single person ropeway which runs for about 5 km.
What better way to get high than on a ropeway?