Named 'Snowglu', the cafe has been called 'world's largest' by its owner. The Snowglu cafe is designed with a height of 37.5 ft and a diameter of 44.5 ft in Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir.
Based on a 'Swiss' concept
The concept of 'Snow Hotels' or 'Igloo Hotels' has been widely recognized in the countries that receive their fair share of freezing winters. For instance, there is a glass igloo option in Kakslauttanen Resort, Arctic where one can sleep under the Arctic stars and witness the ethereal dance of Northern lights.
Another snow wonder is Icehotel, Sweden which is built each year with around 1,000 blocks of Ice.
Similarly, Iglu Dorf, Switzerland is designed with 3000 tonnes of snow and features some of the top-notch ice artistry and a variety of rooms created with ice and snow.
The recently opened 'Snowglu' is based on the theme its owner saw in Switzerland. Recalling the experience, Syed Wasim Shah, owner of Slowglu says, "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."
While he claimed that last year he created world's biggest igloos, this year, he has focused on creating the world's highest.
"This year, I made the world's highest, and its height is 37.5 feet and its diameter is 44.5 feet," Shah, an 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.
Features of Snowglu
Snowglu features two sections, i.e., one for seating and one for art space and wall carvings. With a seating on 40 people, the cafe has sheep's skin as seat cover. According to the owner, it took 1,700 man-days to complete the project. Having a thickness of five feet, the cafe is likely to reopen for the public till March 15.
“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.
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