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'World's Largest' Igloo Cafe Comes up for Tourists in Kashmir's Gulmarg

The Igloo Cafe in Ski Resort was opened to the public recently.

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An Igloo Cafe in Gulmarg's famous ski resort, claimed to be the world's largest by its creator, has created a buzz amidst the tourists in the valley of Kashmir.

Called 'Snowglu,' the cafe, inspired by similar popular sites in Switzerland, Finland, and Canada, was opened to the public recently, with a host of people eager to experience the outlet. However, unlike the snow cafes at different countries, this one does not have facilities for people to stay.

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The cafe, which is aimed to promote tourism activities at the ski resort will remain open till mid-March, the end of winter. It has been built by Kolhai group and is much bigger than the one built by them last year.

"Gulmarg receives huge snow every year. So I thought why not come up with this concept of snow cafe here," Syed Wasim Shah, creator of the Igloo Cafe, told reporters.

The cafe has become a major attraction for both local and domestic tourists, visiting the ski resort.

The group's first Igloo cafe was 12.5-ft high and 22-ft in diameter and had four tables with the capacity to accommodate at least 16 customers. The one at Gulmarg, however, is 38-ft high and 44-ft in diameter and has the capacity to accommodate around 40 guests at a time.

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