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Kashmir man creates 'world's largest' cafe made out of snow. See photos

Gulmarg: Tourists at the world's highest igloo restaurant at a ski resort, in Gulmarg, Saturday. The restaurant's owner Wasim Shah claims it to be the world's highest restaurant beating a similar restaurant in Switzerland by 3 to 4 feet in height.  (PTI)Premium
Gulmarg: Tourists at the world's highest igloo restaurant at a ski resort, in Gulmarg, Saturday. The restaurant's owner Wasim Shah claims it to be the world's highest restaurant beating a similar restaurant in Switzerland by 3 to 4 feet in height.  (PTI)

Claims to be the ‘world’s largest Igloo Cafe', a Kashmiri man has designed 37.5 feet high and a diameter of 44.5 feet cafe in Gulmarg

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An igloo cafe in Jammu and Kashmir has become an attraction for tourists. The cafe named 'Snowglu' has been set up at the famous ski resort of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir.

"I saw this concept in Switzerland a few years back where they have such hotels, which are equipped with sleeping facilities as well. I thought Gulmarg sees a lot of snow and why not start this concept here," Syed Wasim Shah, creator of the igloo said

With a height of 37.5 feet and a diameter of 44.5 feet, Shah claimed it was the world's largest cafe of its kind.

Gulmarg: Tourists at the world's highest igloo restaurant at a ski resort, in Kashmir.
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Gulmarg: Tourists at the world's highest igloo restaurant at a ski resort, in Kashmir. (PTI)

He said last year also he created igloos and claimed those were the world's biggest. But this year he has created the world's highest igloos cafe, Shah claimed.

"This year, I made the world's highest, and its height is 37.5 feet and its diameter is 44.5 feet," Shah, a hotelier, said.

He said the biggest igloo cafe, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is in Switzerland, and its height is 33.8 feet and diameter 42.4 feet.

“So, this is larger than that," Shah said.

Tourists are seen inside India’s first Igloo Café, made out of snow by a hotelier, to attract and provide his customers an outdoor winter experience at Kashmir's Gulmarg Tourist and Ski Resort.
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Tourists are seen inside India’s first Igloo Café, made out of snow by a hotelier, to attract and provide his customers an outdoor winter experience at Kashmir's Gulmarg Tourist and Ski Resort.

About Kashmir's Snowglu Cafe/Igloo Cafe:

There are two sections in this cafe--One for seating and one for art space, wall carvings. The cafe has 10 tables and 40 people can eat at a time. he said they have used sheep's skin as seat covers. According to the owner, it took 1,700 man-days to complete the project.

A couple takes a picture inside the Asia’s largest Igloo café, made out of snow.
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A couple takes a picture inside the Asia’s largest Igloo café, made out of snow.

“We have created it in two steps with a staircase. Forty people can eat at a time," he said.

Having a thickness of five feet, the cafe is likely to reopen for the public till March 15.

Srinagar, India - February 04, 2022: A view of India’s first Igloo café made out of snow by a hotelier to attract and provide his customers an outdoor winter experience at Kashmir's Gulmarg Tourist and Ski Resort, around 55 km north of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India on Friday, February  04, 2022.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
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Srinagar, India - February 04, 2022: A view of India’s first Igloo café made out of snow by a hotelier to attract and provide his customers an outdoor winter experience at Kashmir's Gulmarg Tourist and Ski Resort, around 55 km north of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India on Friday, February 04, 2022.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)

“It has a thickness of five feet. We hope it stands till March 15, after which we will close it for the public," Shah said. It took 64 days to complete it with 25 people working day and night, he added.

 

Tourists are seen inside India’s first Igloo Café, made out of snow by a hotelier to provide his customers an outdoor winter experience at Kashmir's Gulmarg.
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Tourists are seen inside India’s first Igloo Café, made out of snow by a hotelier to provide his customers an outdoor winter experience at Kashmir's Gulmarg.
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