If there is one place that I would especially recommend, it would be the town of Zermatt.
Zermatt is a beautiful municipality in the district of Visp in Valais, Switzerland. Situated at an elevation of 1,620m or 5,310 feet, Zermatt lies at the foot of Switzerland's highest peaks. Surrounded by mountains on all four sides, it is a famous tourist place, courtesy of the Matterhorn, the snow covered mountain you can probably glimpse from the streets or from your hotel room window. Though it is foremost recognized as a famous ski resort, it also offers a sense of calm for those craving a break from the present.
Something notable about this place is that cars are strictly not allowed here, hence, the pure air. Taxis and golf carts which run with electric engines are the only viable means of transportation within the town, save bicycles – which you can find in almost every corner of Switzerland.
It is difficult not to fall in love with Zermatt. If you’re a nature lover or if you live in the city and want to get away from the city noise, I’d say Zermatt is the place for you. And remember, when you plan your trip, make sure you book tickets for the Glacier Express, as well!
Written by Priyanshi Sheth
"Namaste!" from a creative, Indian soul who aims to keep herself motivated as she writes, travels, photographs, and thereby, shares her knowledge.