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Switzerland (Un)Explored - Part 2

"Does the grass looks like a lush, immaculate carpet rolling all over all by itself in Switzerland?" Well, no. The grasses were always meant to grow wild. A lot of toil by the locals is put into taming and trimming them into perfection. 
The point of me starting off with this you might ask?! Switzerland is undoubtedly the natural paradise on Earth. But a lot of effort is put into keeping it the way it is - A region with untarnished, quintessentially beautiful landscapes and an equally rivetting technology.
If you haven't read the first part of this blog which includes details about Matterhorn, Lavertazzo, Lugano, Lucern, Furka Pass and Italy then click here. Go go read it now!!! Or if you're looking for some helpful tips before starting your trip to Switzerland (fly for 25k INR) then click here. 

Grindelwald  Mountain Hostel
The best place about staying here is how close it is to the river. Thet view during the sunset is drop-dead gorgeous. The golden tinged rocky mountain…

Switzerland (Un)Explored, Italy (Un)Touched - Switzerland Itinerary (Part 1)

This July I was supposed to head to Kenya with my family but somehow that didn't work out (my sister didn't get her passport on time because of the cyclone Fani. See how it's all linked?) and I ended up going to Switzerland instead. Whatta luck! :D 
Switzerland had been a far off dream of mine, up until I saw the roundtrip ticket fare from Bombay to Geneva to be 25000 INR. I mean, that seemed too good to be true. I didn't think twice and just booked the tickets impulsively. (To read more about the amazing deal click here!!)  So, over the next few months, I got my Visa ready, booked hostels, and noted the places I definitely wanted to go to. (Although maximum credit to my mausi/aunt for finding the most wonderful and offbeat places, I loved them!)
My flight was scheduled at 4.45 PM from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Bombay. It was my first tormenting experience with the infamous Bombay rains. I left my cousin's place in Navi Mumbai at around 10.30-11…