In Pictures: Kashmir’s First Igloo Café

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SRINAGAR: With tables of ice and Samavar filled with hot Kehwa, the Igloo café in world-famous Gulmarg is drawing more people to the tourist destination than its picturesque spots and skiing slopes.

The Igloo cafe which is 15 feet high and 26 feet round has been set up by Kolahoi Green Heights Hotel owned by a young professional hotelier, Syed Waseem Shah. Kl Image by Bilal Bahadur

Shah says that he was inspired by such cafes in countries like Canada, Finland and Switzerland. He came up with the idea of introducing one in Gulmarg. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

The new restaurant is reportedly inspired by the Arctic shelters with a few local touches. With an arched doorway and patterns on the wall, the unique cafe has space for four tables and approximately 16 guests. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

The interesting concept has become a hit with visitors, whose pictures are generating buzz and creating curiosity among viewers. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Several users responded with queries, asking how the temperature is like at the cafe and what all is served as part of the menu. The ice here is an insulator that keeps the interiors warm. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

A tourist takes a selfie outside an Igloo made of snow by a hotelier to attract and provide his customers with an outdoor winter experience in Kashmir’s Gulmarg tourist and ski resort. KL Image By Bilal Bahadur

The menu at ‘Igloo café mostly offers dry cuisines like Biryani and Chicken Tikka along with coffee and Kehwa. KL Image By Bilal Bahadur

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