Interlaken is a picture perfect tourist destination in Switzerland. The name Interlaken means a town that connects two indeed picturesque lakes of Thun and Brienz. Nestled in the lap of Swiss Alps, Interlaken waits with its charms to indulge you in the romance and adventure of the cool alpine air. Read more...
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Interlaken is dotted with a landscape of florid pastures amidst the three towering mountains called Eiger, Mönch and Jungfraujoch showering you with dazzling views. A popular destination for holiday lovers, Interlaken is a tourist paradise waiting to be explored by the discerning traveller. The charming ambience absorbs the language barriers of the German-speaking locals.
With a wide choice of cuisine to tickle the palate, the Indian dining options are a pinch on the pocket. Interlaken tours offer the idyllic getaway for a few days of romance and adventure to last a lifetime of memories.
Being a popular holiday destination in the Swiss Alps, you are spoilt for choice when you check with your travel aggregators for tour packages in Interlaken with prices which is sure to give you value for money.
How to reach Interlaken?
One can travel to Interlaken by a range of modes. Book Interlaken tour packages for the available array.
A 45-minute drive on the road takes one from the closest airport at Bem to Interlaken. International travellers have the choice to fly to Zurich and take a train ride through the quaint landscape to reach Interlaken in as little as over two hours.
Major European cities like Rome, Paris, Florence and Munich are connected to Interlaken through bus services making it convenient for continental travellers.
The city boasts of two railway stations- Interlaken OST West and East. The railway network connects Interlaken to the rest of Switzerland as well as the European cities like Paris, Berlin, Milan and Salzburg in the adjoining countries.
You also have the choice of self-driven cars. The distance from Zurich to Interlaken by way of an excellent roadway is approximately 117 km. It is an enjoyable mode of transport, provided you are ready to absorb the exorbitant overnight parking charges at Interlaken.
Best Time to be in Interlaken
Best tour packages in Interlaken is undertaken in what is suggested as peak and off-peak seasons.
The period between June and August is considered the peak season, the temperature during these months hovers around a congenial 18 C to 20 C. From September onwards, the crowds start thinning before the winter sets in when the temperature plummets to -2 C. That is the time when ski enthusiasts flock to Interlaken.
Interlaken is a city offering different charms to travellers throughout the year. Only in the winter months is the tourist population a bit thin, offering the visitors a range of deals to savour.
Interlaken tour holidays/holiday packages are full of options to see around the city.
The major attractions are:
Mt. Jungfraujoch: Reputed to be on top of Europe, you can view as far as Italy, Germany and France. A thrilling visit to the top has surprises in store in hot Indian food in Bollywood Restaurant and Hindi signboards on the way
Lake Thun and Brienz: The refuge of the royalty and the litterateurs, Interlaken boasts the natural majesty of the crystal lakes.
Schlosskirche: The stained glass the architectural beauty of this historic edifice built as a monastery in 1133 AD. is a must visit.
Rugen Forest: A toboggan ride through the park is a delight both for the kids and the grownups.
St. Beatus Caves: The stalactites and stalagmites are a feast for the eyes, but also famous as a legendary hermitage.
Trummelbach Falls: The only glacier waterfalls in the world, it is symbolic of nature's invincibility.
Things to do in Interlaken
Apart from the natural bounty to enjoy, tour packages for Interlaken allows you the following cover:
Swiss artistry is at its best showcased in the Hoheweg street market. The Swiss Mountain Market is a must for the produce of local farmers. How can you forget the lure of Swiss Chocolates? The stores are waiting for you to savour their Laderach, Lindt and Toblerone offerings.
Interlaken offers an abundance of slopes for skiing aficionados. The facilities like cableways, lifts and elevators are designed to pamper the adventurer in you.
The ideal haunt for Para-gliders to take wings is 10km from Interlaken in Beatenberg-Niederhorn region.
The horizon opens in scenic vistas around you, rare with nature’s bounty if you choose to fly like a bird.
One of the best adventure playgrounds of Europe, Interlaken is famed for Wanderweg, which describes the walking trails in Switzerland.
The idea of a romantic date for couples is the boat ride in the twin lakes of Interlaken.
Food to eat in Interlaken
The local cuisine and a range of international platters; makes Interlaken a gourmet’s delight. When in Interlaken, one cannot miss these favourite eating joints.
Benacus: Famed for its Swiss Dishes coupled with local Swiss wine is a must try.
Goldener Anker: Great local food in a relaxed ambience catering value for money dishes is the hallmark of this pub style restaurant.
Taj Mahal Restaurant: The Indian palate is best served when you try out such delicacies as dal makhani, palak paneer and their chicken tikka.
Little Thai: A bit of the Orient, offering ample portions of food in an amiable atmosphere makes this eating joint special.
Festivals in Interlaken
The calendar of Interlaken is replete with festivals all through the year, attracting the culture clan in large numbers.
William Tell Open Air Theatre: Throughout July and August, the city of
The aura of this festival overtakes Interlaken. Over 250 dancers enact the famous Schiller’s Play in medieval costumes since 1912.
Lake Brienz Rock Festival: A rock music extravaganza in the backdrop of the lake, makes this three-day affair a get together for music fans.
International Street Artists Festival: The cultural calendar of Interlaken is incomplete without this vibrant collection of performers exhibiting their unique skills through the day.
Interlaken tour vacation/trip is a holiday that every dreaming traveller longs for. It is smart to book the cheapest tour packages in Interlaken from among a range tour packages in Interlaken with prices to suit your needs, so that you can make your dream come true in the alpine destination of Interlaken for memories to last a lifetime.