The aerial tramway is well known as ropeway, gondola lift and cable car all around the World. It is propelled and supported by a loop of steel cable and this steel cable is strung between two stations. The cable car systems have various uses like ropeway conveyor, passenger lift and urban gondola transport systems. And India is considered as one of the major markets when it comes to ropeway and cable car systems. Here is a list of 10 best ropeway rides of India:
Best ropeway rides
Recognised as the World’s second highest cable car and Asia’s longest and highest cable car project; Gulmarg Gondola cable car has an unbelievable and amazing total length of more than 5 kilometres. This ropeway starts from Kongdoori Mountain, which is a part of 13,780 feets high Afarwat Peak and the ferries go towards Gulmarg and the Aparwath Peak station.
Auli, apart from being the best winter destination and the youngest hill station, is the second longest ropeway of Asia with an incredible length of 4 kilometres. Running from Joshimath to Auli; the ropeway provides breathtaking and stunning panoramic views of Nanda Devi snow peaks.
Along with paragliding, horse riding, parachuting and other winter sports; the ropeway cum ski center of beautiful Solang Valley in Manali hill station is also the major attraction for tourists. The ropeway here offers an astonishing view of the snow clad mountains, river streams and some other amazing natural beauties.
Raigad ropeway is considered to be one of its kind as it is a non profit endeavor. The ropeway runs in order to provide passenger transportation to the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja Empire, Raigad Fort.
Dhuandhaar is one of the renowned waterfalls located in Jabalpur, the city of marbles. The ropeway here provides a short and sweet ride with some awesome views of waterfalls, holy Narmada River and Bhedaghat Marble Rocks.
Often referred to as the Queen of the Hills; Mussoorie is the most renowned hill station in Dehradun. The Mussoorie cable car or the ropeway in Gunhill is a major tourist attraction along with some other spots.
The Damovar ropeway is a cable car, which is located in Deorali; offering rides over the city of lower and upper Gangtok to Tashiling. This ropeway is a major tourist attraction and also offers some of the astonishing views.
Located in Nalanda district, Rajgir is famous for being the first capital of the Magadha kingdom. The ropeway here connects Makhdoom Kund, Vishwa Shanti Stupa and monasteries. At the same time, it also offers some of the breathtaking views of the valley, which is surrounded by seven hills!
A beautiful valley covered with three peaks and also having a big lake; Glenmorgan is considered as the best scenic beauty of Ooty. The three kilometres long ropeway running from Singara to Glenmorgan offers amazing and panoramic views of the Mudumalai National Park.
Connecting Darjeeling city with the Singla banks of the Ramman river; the Darjeeling ropeway is renowned as Darjeeling Rangit Valley Passenger Cable Car. This ropeway provides some of the magnificent views of the hills, valleys, tea gardens, mountain ridges, waterfalls, dense forests and flowing rivers.
Apart from the aforementioned ropeways; Srisailam ropeway and Malampuzha Udan Khatola are the other two best ropeway rides of India.