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Igloo Cafe in Gulmarg is the New Tourist Attraction for Travellers to Kashmir

Tourism in Kashmir Valley will embrace and celebrate this new development! For the tourists, it will be an experience that they will never forget. The Kashmir Valley has been receiving the coldest winters in years, and has broken several past records. There has been continuous snowfall in several regions in the valley.

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Taking advantage of this, Wasim Shah, the owner of Kolahoi Ski Resort, a hotel in Gulmarg, decided to build Kashmir’s first Igloo Cafe. It promises to be one of the must visit tourist destinations among others in Gulmarg, both for its ingenuity and beauty. Since its opening, pictures of the Igloo Cafe in Gulmarg have been going viral, and have left people very excited!

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Snow Igloo Cafe in Gulmarg Kashmir

The first snow Igloo Cafe in Kashmir has been built by Wasim Shah, the owner of a hotel in Gulmarg called Kolahoi Ski Resort. The Igloo Cafe is built completely of snow. It is believed that this new tourist attraction in Gulmarg Kashmir will make its entry into the Limca Book of Records as being the largest Igloo Cafe in Asia.

The Igloo Cafe at Kashmir’s Gulmarg measures 22 feet wide and 13 feet high. It has taken almost 25 days to build this snowy marvel. This igloo cafe in Gulmarg Kashmir will be able to accommodate 16 guests at once. While sitting inside the Igloo Cafe, guests will be able to enjoy the spectacular views of the snow covered slopes of Gulmarg.

Snow Igloo Cafe in Kashmir

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Inside the Igloo Cafe, there are tables made of snow, and have been placed towards the wall. A master centrepiece occupies the middle of the cafe, which is also built completely of snow. The wall is decorated with various patterns, while the doorway is arched. Visitors can enjoy various kinds of hot food and beverages.

In case you are wondering if the Igloo Cafe will be cold inside, no, it will not. In fact, the thick-walled igloo cafe will keep the atmosphere inside warm, since ice is a great insulator.

The owner of this Igloo Cafe in Gulmarg, Wasim Shah, is hopeful that in the coming days, tourists from all around the country will visit it while taking a Gulmarg tour during your holidays in Kashmir.

Snow Igloo in Kashmir

How did the idea of the Igloo Cafe come about?

The owner of the hotel says that he was building his house in the middle of a heavy snowfall in Srinagar. This was when he was struck by the idea to build an Igloo Cafe. Subsequently, he explored the internet on the ways to build the igloo cafe. Finally, he decided to build the Igloo Cafe outside his hotel.

During your next visit to Gulmarg, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Kashmir Valley, pay a visit to the Igloo Cafe for a unique experience. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.Is the Igloo Cafe in Gulmarg open for customers?

Yes, the Igloo Cafe in Gulmarg is open for customers and you can visit it during your next visit.

Q.Is hot food and hot beverages served inside the Igloo Cafe?

Yes, hot food as well as hot beverages are served inside the Igloo Cafe.

Q.Where is the Igloo Cafe in Gulmarg located?

The Igloo Cafe is located on Gandola Road in front of Kolahoi Ski Resort in Gulmarg, Kashmir Valley.

Q.What are the timings of the Igloo Cafe in Gulmarg?

The Igloo Cafe is open from Monday to Sunday, 9:09 AM to 12:10 AM.

Published: 01 Feb, 2021 | Last Updated: 02 Feb, 2021

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Vishwajit Sharma

Writing, for me, is an artistic expression of the countless thoughts flooding my mind. For now, travel content writing is what keeps me going! In my spare time, I like nothing better than immersing myself in a book, along with a cuppa! A classic movie helps too! I define traveling as a process of self-discovery. Hailing from Darjeeling, my ultimate desire is to escape to the hills, with the mountain air and solitude as my constant companions!