10 Most Thrilling Ropeways in India

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Darjeeling-Rangit Valley Cable Car
Darjeeling-Rangit Valley Ropeway is India’s oldest passenger cable car being introduced in the British days as transport between Darjeeling and Rangeet Valley. The ropeway takes off from North Point about 3-4 kilometers north of Darjeeling and ends at Singla Bazaar. The ride of 8 km takes 45 minutes and gives magnificent views of the lush green tea gardens below.

Raigadh Fort Ropeway, Maharashtra
Raigadh Fort was the capital of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Due to its location atop a steep hill trekking up to the fort was difficult. That was till 1996 when the Raigad Ropeway provided easy access to the Fort. The Ropeway offering a majestic view of the area surrounding the fort lands passengers at the upper station near Mena Darwaja.

Maa Mahakalika Udankhatola, Pavagadh
Maa Mahakalika Temple, is a famous pilgrim center, located at Pavagadh in Panchmahals District of Gujarat. The temple stands on a cliff amid the dense forest. It is one of the Shakti Peeths. The ropeway here is in operation since 1986 and takes the pilgrims from Manchi to the hilltop near the Temple in 6 minutes flat.

Joshimath-Auli  Cable ride, Auli
A 3.9 kms long ropeway that is supposed to be Asia`s highest and the longest links Joshimath with Auli It covers a difficult track distance of 4.15 km in 22 minutes. The ropeway ride is worth every penny as it passes over breathtaking scenery as the starting point Joshimath is at an altitude of 6254 ft in and Auli is at 9896 ft.

Maa Ambaji Udankhatola, Ambaji Town
Ambaji is nestled in the Aravali Hills at a height of 1600 feet from sea level. Maa Ambaji Temple is one of the holiest temples in Gujarat as it is counted among the 51 Shaktipeeths. For a comfortable journey to the temple, Maa Ambaji Udankhatola at Gabbar Hill is a good option. Pilgrims by using the ropeway can reach the hilltop in only 3 minutes.

Mansapurna Karni Mata Ropeway, Udaipur
Relatively new, the ropeway in Udaipur is fast becoming the most important attraction. The ropeway in the form of 6 Seater Gondolas links Deen Dayal Park, Doodh Talai and Machhla Hilltop. The ropeway takes passengers from the bank of Lake Pichola and covers the distance in 4 minutes, giving on the way best views of Lake Pichola, Palace, and Aravali mountains.

Saputara Ropeway, Saputara
Overlooking the hills and a lake a ropeway connects Vanity Hotel to Sunset Point, situated across the valley. Private Vehicles take passengers from the main roundabout up to the boarding point. Thereafter is a majestic ride of 15 minutes in the cable car with a splendid view of the city and the valley below.

Maa Mansa Devi, Haridwar
Maa Mansa Devi Temple located on top of Shivalik hills is one of the most important Sidhpeeths in India and a major landmark of Haridwar. Maa Mansa Devi Udan Khotala operating since 1981 takes of near Har-ki-Pauri from the base of the hill and lands the devotees to the hilltop adjacent to the Mansa Devi temple in just about 3 minutes.

Maa Chandidevi, Haridwar
Maa Chandidevi Temple is also a Sidhapeeth and one of the most ancient temples of North India. The temple is located atop Neel Parvat in Haridwar. The ropeway takes passengers from a point near Gaurishankar temple on the Nazibabad Road that is 3 Kms from Har-ki-Pauri and lands them near the temple in just 5 minutes.

Malampuzha Udan Khotala, Kerala
To get the best view of the Malampuzha Gardens, the Vrindavan of Kerala clamber up to the ropeway. First of its kind in the southern part of India, the Passenger Ropeway offering 20 minutes of ecstasy in the sky gives a panoramic view of the beautiful landscapes from a height of 60 feet.

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