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Monday, 30 April 2012

5 Best Ropeways in India

Take a ropeway ride along some of the best routes in India to maximize your travel experience while on a tour to this heritage land. The ropeways in India give you breathtaking views of the nature beauty, giving you the opportunity to have a full view from an awesome height, thus allowing you to cover distances of miles within minutes. Giving you utmost comfort while transporting you to your destination these ropeways are created in some of the major, tourist heavy and pilgrimage centers in India. Let’s have a look at some of the great ropeways and its locations in India.

Following are the top 5 Best Ropeways in India:
  • Maa Chandidevi Udankhatola, Haridwar
Maa Chandidevi Udan Khatola is the most modern of its kind in south Asia. The pilgrims can visit both the temples located on the hill top by the ropeway in around 5 minutes while the steep climb by steps takes over 45 minutes. The ropeway takes passengers from a point near Gaurishankar temple on the Nazibabad Road, 3 Km from Har-ki-Pauri and can be accessed by car, bus, tempo, and rickshaw. The ropeway lands you near the temple in 5 minutes. 

  • Joshimath-Auli Ropeway, Uttarakhand
Joshimath to Auli Gorson ropeway system is the highest ropeway of India. Covering a difficult track distance of 4.15 kms in 22 minutes, the ropeway has two cable cars and 10 towers. The ropeway passes over mesmerizing views and worth each penny. The starting point Joshimath is at an altitude of 6254 ft and Auli is at 9896 ft. 

  • Malampuzha Udan Khotala, Kerala
The Udan Khatola is one of the most loved attractions at Malampuzha Gardens, the Vrindavan of Kerala. Ropeway journey is one of the best ways to get an amazing view of the Malampuzha Gardens. It is the only Passenger Ropeway in South India. This ropeway allows you to travel above the garden, at a height of 60 feet which is the only unique way to experience the garden. The ride is very safe and takes about 20 minutes

  • Darjeeling-Rangit Valley Passenger Cable Car
Darjeeling-Rangit Valley Passenger Cable Car is oldest passenger cable car in India. Built during the British era as the only means of transport between Darjeeling and Rangeet Valley, the ropeway offers magnificent views of the green lush tea gardens below. The ropeway starts from North Point about 3 to 4 km north of Darjeeling and ends at Singla Bazaar. The 8 km ride of 45 minutes is a life time experience as there is there is no time limit for passengers on the ropeway. 

  • Maa Mahakalika Udankhatola, Pavagadh, Gujarat
Located at Pavagadh in Panchmahals District of Gujarat, Maa Mahakalika Temple is a famous pilgrim centre. It is one of the Shakti Peeths. The ropeway here is known as Maa Mahakalika Udan Khotala, which is operating since 1986 and takes the passengers quickly and comfortably from Manchi to the hill top near the Maha Kalika Temple in about 6 minutes whereas the climb by foot takes about 1 hour. 

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