i am getting married this jan. i am lookig for a honeymoon trip to switzerland but it is too expensive to travel there. i love snowy mountains and comfortable journey in trains. is there any other place to visit which can fullfill all my needs and in managable money
Naveen, what is the best place for you to fly into from India? Maybe Paris or Milan? Or Zurich? I am thinking of Chamonix-Mt. Blanc in France for your honeymoon. Beautiful mountains and you can reach it by train. If you fly into Zurich you could even take the scenic Glacier Express train through the Alps from Chur (1.5 hours from Zurich by train) to Brig and take a regional train from there to Martigny where you catch the train to Chamonix. I think you would spend 2 nights in Switzerland that way. Coming to Chamonix from Paris woudl be through France.
You should consider Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. This resort area is near Germany's tallest Alp - the Zugspitze - and you'll have plenty of snow. Train connections to Munich are good - about 1.5 hours. And you can travel by train to Mittenwald (a small mountain village) or to Innsbruck Austria by train as well. A "Bayern ticket" daypass for all train passes and buses within Bavaria costs 29 Euros/day for 2 people: http://www.munich-touristinfo.de/Bavaria-Ticket.htm Apartments in Germany are reasonably priced and offer you a nice vacation without the need to eat in restaurants all the time; the kitchens are usually equipped with coffee maker, cooktop, pots, pans, dishes and utensils. This one is about 40 Euros per night and within walking distance of the train station: http://www.fischer-garmisch.de/index.html http://www.fischer-garmisch.de/zimmer.html Find other places here: http://www.gapa.de/Garmisch-Partenkirchen_Find-Book_Accomodation-List
Garmisch is a good idea too!