When it comes to cable cars, it's about the amazing journey and enjoying the splendid sights around. Following is the list of 7 such wonder rides throughout the world that are really worth going for.
The mountain of Sugarloaf has always been a major attraction of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and after the construction of the Sugarloaf Mountain Aerial Tram in 1912 it has become even more sought after destinations. The cable car is capable of carrying 65 passengers at a time and provides two rides - the first one climbs 722 foot up to Morro da Urca and the second one ascends 1300 feet to the zenith of mountain Sugarloaf.
This cable way in Cape Town, South Africa at an elevation of 1,067 metres (3,501 ft), treats you with the grand view of Cape Town, Blue Mountain Beach, Devil's Peak, Robben Island, Helderberg Mountain, Sunset Beach, The Cape Town Stadium, Signal Hill Lion's Head and more. Since the inauguration of the cableway in 1929 around 20 million of people have ridden it so far.
This cable car was built in the remote mountains of Huangshan, also known as Yellow Mountains, in Anhui Province of China. This mountain has got 4 cable car ways for taking the visitors to different marvelous points. The Yungu Cableway carries visitors from Cloud Valley to White Goose Peak, Yuping Cableways takes tourists from the Marcy Light Pavilion to the Jade Screen Pavilion and the Taipang Cableway takes people from Pine Valley Nunnery to Pine Forest Peak.
This cableway in Queenstown, New Zealand offers some of the greatest views of New Zealand including Walter Peak, The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Lake Wakatipu and more as you gradually rise to 1,476 feet and finally reach Queenstown.
The cableway was constructed in the year 1976 mainly to assist the Queen's residents to help get to their office n Manhattan. Today, it is a part of the city's transport system. It has the capacity to carry 125 people at a time and it covers 3,100 feet in less than 4 minutes while giving an excellent view of East River, Queensboro Bridge, the Upper East Side and many more.
Situated about two hours from San Diego, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway at an elevation 8,516 ft is also a great ride. It offers the visitor a nice ride through Jacinto Mountains National Monument and Santa Rosa.
From the beautiful flower valley of Gulmarg, rises the world's highest cable car which is vertically 13,058 feet high from the sea level. The valley is situated in the Northern Himalaya and through this ride, you can witness K2 and other famous Himalayan cliffs.