Scent of flowers, fresh breeze, dew drops and uplifting sunshine were some of the treasures that greeted us when we stepped our first foot out of the train at Interlaken Ost station!
A small town situated in the German speaking part of Swiss canton of Bern literally meaning ” Between the lakes” in German language. This was our next destination in line. With an average of 23,000 inhabitants this dreamland is a perfect delight for any withered soul. What makes it different from any other Swiss town is the lovely landscape bestowed with unforgettable natural beauty which also equates to the adrenaline surge that it gives to young paragliders and sky diving enthusiasts !
Our stay started with the enjoyable cycle ride for exploring this city.
The vintage cafe’s on the roadside coupled with small souvenir shops were in middle of snow laden mountains were straight out of some fairytale! It was difficult to discern the dreamy picture with reality and of course I had to pinch myself twice! Yes, such natural gorgeousness does exist and I was lucky enough to witness that.
On the roads of Interlaken you can easily find exotic varieties of tulips and roses. Black tulips are extremely rare to find but rather easily spotted here. The mountain winds are loaded with fresh aroma of these wonderful creations of nature. This is precisely why I found it as treat to my senses !
Our cycling spree led us to the beautiful Brienz lake. With an impressive dimension of 29.8 square kilometers, the emerald green waters were a visual delight.
We further explored this lake by taking a leisurely boat ride where we saw few locals fishing. The sight of the waters was akin to a floating paradise. This is a place where the vehichle horns and mindless chatter of surroundings is replaced by flowing waters and chirping of birds. The locals were extremely warm and friendly and reminded me of the famous Swiss hospitality.
After spending a wonderful afternoon we decided to explore some local shops. We found a little wood carvings shop which sold artistically designed handmade items by the locals. It had pretty little things and I picked up a candle holder carved out of wood for myself.
Our day ended with a delightful dinner in Swiss cuisine consisting of deliciously cooked ravioli.
After an amazing day spent in this wonderland, I hit the sack for being ready for another exiting day for our Jungfraujoch trip which was next in schedule!