Blue Mountains - Scenic Cableway

Assam, one of the North-Eastern states in India is also known as Land of Blue Mountains and Red River. Whenever I did a search on my hometown, Google would often return information on Blue Mountains (Australia). So, when I landed in Sydney last year, it was natural that Blue Mountains was high on my travel list.

One sunny Saturday, I took an early morning train from Strathfield and reached Katoomba station, two hours later. 



And true to it's name, the mountains did look bluish towards the horizon.  Katoomba is a quiet suburb, a hilly area surrounded by beautiful tall trees and bushes. There were many hop-on-hop-off buses plying on the road. I bought a ticket that covered trails, scenic world and scenic railway. 

The first item in my list was to float in the air :) 


The Scenic Cableway had a glass floor and you could see waterfalls and valleys down below. Can you see the Katoomba Waterfall in the picture?


It is also a vantage point to view Three Sisters, Mt Solitary and Orphan Rock.

Here's Mount Solitary (the mountain on right), a famous site for camping and hiking.


The Orphan Rock.


The view in front of me was just stunning and majestic. I wondered how dense the forests looked, but at that point I didn't know that an hour later I would inside this forest, hiking and climbing stairways.


The Scenic cableway stopped on the other end, where my hungry self gulped down a cup of hot chocolate, watching the gorgeous view. :D




 

14 comments:

  1. What lovely shots and scenery!

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  2. What a gorgeous place! It amazes me to see landscape and scenery like this there. I always think of Austrailia and think of Sydney harbor in my mind. This is just breathtaking!!

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  3. Blue and beautiful! Thanks Rajlakshmi for sharing these lovely pictures. You really are one lucky gal to experience so much beauty around you :) Gorgeous indeed!

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  4. Great pics...we hiked Mount Solitary just a couple of weekends ago. Love how beautiful the mountains are! 😊

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  5. I'd love to visit the Blue Mountains one day!

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  6. The Blue Mountains are a beautiful area of Australia - but India is beautiful too! I remember visiting Katoomba as a child.

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  7. Thank you for the lovely virtual Blue Mountains tour!

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  8. Beautiful and scenic locales, a true joy ride.

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  9. Wow, orphan rock is beautiful!

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  10. Eine herrliche Landschaft und schöne Bilder !
    Gute Zeit wünscht,
    Luis

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  11. Simply beautiful and great place to think, meditate and enjoy nature as well as solitude!

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  12. Stunning pictures. My parents lived in Aus in the early 1950s. My mom always talks about the blue mountains so I'm hoping I'll get to see them someday.

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  13. How beautiful! And exciting too!

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