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World's most beautiful cable car rides

Last updated on: December 5, 2011 11:39 IST

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These amazing trams use cables to chug along at some of the most difficult terrains. The views from these cable cars are mindblowing.

Gulmarg Gondola Project, India

India prides to have the Gulmarg Gondola Project, one of the highest and largest ropeways in Asia across a distance of 5 kms.

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Image: Skiers and tourists use cable car gondolas to reach upper reaches of Gulmarg, 55 km west of Srinagar.
Photographs: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters.
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Roosevelt Island Tram, New York

The Roosevelt Island Tramway spans the East river and connects Roosevelt Island to Manhattan.

Over 26 million passengers have used the tram since it began operation in 1976. Each cabin has a capacity of up to 110 people and makes about 115 trips per day.

(These 13 tram rides have been listed by the Huffington Post.)

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Capri tram, Italy

The tram in the beautiful Isle of Capri goes up the mountain, offering spectacular views of the valley.

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Sandia Peak Tramway, New Mexico

The Sandia Peak Tramway stretches from the northeast edge of the city to the Sandia Mountains and has the world's third longest single span.

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Sterling Vineyards tram, Napa Valley

This aerial tram at Sterling Vineyards, California takes visitors from a parking lot to the winery, which sits on a volcanic hill 300 feet above the valley floor.

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Klein Matterhorn Cable Car, Switzerland

The Klein Matterhorn is the highest point in the Zermatt-Cervinia ski area in Switzerland, and the end point of the highest cable car in Europe.

The peak is at 3,883 metres (12,740 ft) with the cable car terminal at 3,820 metres (12,533 ft).

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Manakamana Cable Car, Nepal

Manakamana cable car was inaugurated in 1998. It travels between Kurintar and Manakamana using the most modern cable car system.

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Jackson Hole Tram, Wyoming

Jackson Hole Tram carries 100 people at a time up 4,139 feet to the top of the Rendezvous Mountain.

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Grouse Mountain Skyride, Vancouver

North America's largest aerial tramway system takes travelers to the peak of Vancouver.

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Palm Springs Tram, California

More than 12 million people have travelled by the Tramway to the mountains overlooking the Coachella Valley since the attraction opened in September 1963.

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Portland Tram, Oregon

The Portland Aerial Tram carrys commuters between Oregon's South Waterfront district and the main Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) campus. It is the second commuter aerial tramway in the United States.

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Sugar Loaf Mountain Tram, Rio de Janeiro

The Sugarloaf cable car in Rio de Janeiro is one of the best attractions. It has received over 37 million visitors since its opening in 1912.

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Table Mountain Tram, Cape Town

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has been in service since October 4, 1929. The company operates in a National Park and World Heritage site.

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Titlis Tram, Urner Alps, Switzerland

An aerial tramway in Switzerland, it was built in 1979 by the Swiss company Habegger between Feldmoos and Chli Titlis.

The aerial tramway was used for transporting goods with a weight up to 3.8 tons and transporting up to 20 people. It used only a single vehicle.



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