Lufthansa Airlines is the leading airline in the world in terms of fleet size, number of flights and quality of the overall flying experience. I generally do not go for luxury international trips but this time I decided to yield to my desires and let my budget a little loose. I decided to visit Germany. Germany has attracted me since my childhood days by its sheer glory and extravagance. I had only heard about the efficiency of German machines and workforce but my Delhi to Munich flight by Lufthansa Airlines was a perfect German Experience.
When I decided to travel to Germany, I chose the city of Munich over other popular cities like Berlin and Frankfurt because I am an admirer of design and art whether it is natural or man-made. The Munich holiday package included a number of trips to historical palaces and gardens known around the world for their exuberance and artistic genius. I chose a Munich package after thoroughly combing through the internet and looking into every possible option. I considered Travel websites, packages from hotels and resorts in Munich and holiday packages offered by airlines.
Air travel has made the world a very small place these days. Especially, airlines like Lufthansa have established a web of flights around the world with its subsidiaries which has made air travel quick and easy. I boarded on Flight 763 of the Lufthansa Airlines at 12:50 am in the night from the terminal 3 which is the newly built international terminal at Indira Gandhi International Airport. The Lufthansa flight was a Boeing 787 and even economy class fabrication was luxuries to say the least. The flight cost me Rs. 23,395 and meals were complementary with the ticket.
Lufthansa Airlines | Image Resource : airlinereporter.com
Munich International Airport | Image Resource : tourismupdates.com
I reached the Munich International Airport at 5:35 in the morning (local time) and the fresh air of the city captured my imagination. I never thought that a busy city like Munich would be so fresh and natural. The city offers inspiration irrespective of where you look and what you do. Everything from a simple church and restaurant to the small children making their way to schools had a stamp of conviction and vividness.
I have already spent 25 years on the planet earth but the travel bug had bitten me rather late. I have visited most of the famous amusement parks in India and now can simply die for roller-coaster rides and giant wheels. I pushed the adventurer streak inside me and went for photographic expeditions to many of the wild life sanctuaries in India and never let the grass grow under my feet! Also I consider myself rather lucky to find the best travel companion in my best friend.
Last year, I discussed with her about next trip and both zeroed upon Switzerland as our next destination. But due to our budget and limited time, we preferred to visit Zurich and its surrounding areas only. We were looking for cheaper airlines and luckily in a travel site we perfectly landed at the page of New Delhi Zurich flights details that were quite cost-effective.
Indira Gandhi Airport, New Delhi | Image Resource : apaoindia.com
Our journey started off in a sunny morning from Indira Gandhi Airport, New Delhi (DEL). It was a flight of Qatar Airways and both my friend and I were quite floored to receive the friendly hospitability. En route to Zurich, we had to take a halt at Doha International Airport (DOH) and the dazzling souvenir shops there cast a spell on us.
Qatar Airways | Image Resource : en.wikipedia.org
At last when our flight landed at Zurich Airport (ZRH), we were feeling relatively fresh despite the jet-lag, thanks to the comfort provided by Qatar Airways.
Zurich- The Heart-Throb of Europe!
In our one week trip, Zurich left a long-lasting impression on both of us. The city which is voted number one in a ‘quality of life’ survey in 2012- seemed worthy of the tile in every aspect. With its gripping scenic beauty, the stillness of Zurich Lake, the compelling view of Mountain Alps, the sparkling shops and a mix of modern-yet-traditional architecture- Zurich tempted me enough to shift there in future!
On the other hand, professionally I felt I have become more matured after my trip to Zurich. The beauty of the city and its engaging art centres as well as museums- shall definitely help me in future to blossom in my passion for designing fabrics!