A gondola ride is a great way to take in 360 degree views of your surroundings. There are countless gondolas or cable cars around the world that promise such thrilling rides across gorgeous vistas; however some of these are truly incredible and draw holidaymakers from around the world. We have compiled a list of six such fascinating gondola rides from all over the globe.

Spectacular Gondola Rides

The Gondola at Heavenly

Where: South Lake Tahoe, California, USA

This 2.4 mile ride up the Heavenly Mountain is absolutely breathtaking. Enjoy stunning views of Lake Tahoe from the Observation Deck at 9,123 feet. The ride features a steep incline, which may terrify the ones with the fear of heights. But the views from the gondola and the top of the mountain are so impressive that you will want to visit again and again. After reaching the top and feasting your eyes on the surroundings, you may want to have a hearty meal. Well, there is a famous restaurant here, which will satiate your hunger pangs.

Gulmarg Gondola

Where: Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir, India

It is one of the highest gondola rides in the world. Set in the snow-clad Himalayan Mountains in North India, the two-stage ropeway ferries passengers from Gulmarg resort to the beautiful Kongdoori Valley and then to the Apharwat Peak at an elevation of 13,780 ft above the sea level. The views en route are just remarkable; the Gondola passes over the green valleys and snow-clad mountain slopes.

The CabriO

Where: Stanserhorn, Lucerne, Switzerland

Riding the CabriO Gondola is perhaps the most fascinating way to reach Mount Stanserhorn near Lucerne in Central Switzerland. The world’s first cable car with a rooftop upper deck, CabriO will treat you to fantastic 360 degree panoramic views of the region.

Silver Mountain Gondola

Where: Kellogg, Idaho, USA

This is the longest gondola ride in North America and enthrals riders with an aerial view of Silver Mountain. The 3.1km long journey takes you to an elevation of 5,700 ft., and treats you to uninterrupted views of the mountain and the valleys. You can even have a barbecue meal at the top.

Sky Safari Gondola

Where: Sydney, Australia

The Sky Safari gondola is the easiest way to get to Taronga Zoo, but it offers much more than just a ride to the entrance of the zoo. You will enjoy spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the surrounding area. It also gives you the chance to watch animals in the zoo from a height. The ferry leaves from the Circular Quay every 30 minutes or so.

Lake Louise Gondola

Where: Alberta, Canada

This cable car service offers you a wonderful opportunity to enjoy incredible views of the Rocky Mountain and Lake Louise. Tourists are given a brief orientation before being sent on a smooth 14-minute ride to the top of the majestic Rocky Mountain. En route, they are treated to gorgeous views of forests and natural springs.

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