Glass igloos draw huge rush in Gulmarg

Tourists flock to winter wonderland to have lunch, take selfies in igloos

Glass Igloos in the middle of snow Gulmarg has become a major attraction for visitors.

The glass igloos made by Kolahoi Green Heights hotel of Gulmarg are being visited by hundreds of locals and tourists every day. They enjoy lunch, tea and love to take selfies.

Ishfaq Ahmad, an assistant Manager at the hotel told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that they had made snow igloos in the last two years but it was taking time in making it but this year snowfall was late and there wasn’t so much left to make snow igloo.

“We are always trying to bring new concepts to Gulmarg to promote winter tourism, and this year we have launched an igloo glass concept for a restaurant that is a major tourist attraction currently,“ he said.

“We have kept three igloos in the first phase and three in premises of the hotel. There is positive response and this will remain available throughout the year,” Ishfaq said.

Celebrations, candle light dinners and other things were not possible in hotels but igloos are being booked continuously for candle light dinner and other celebrations purposes as well, he said.

Ishfaq said that it is the concept of Finland and first time in Asia and has kept heating arrangements as well.

It is a completely different experience sitting in an igloo.

Even the guests who have in house bookings also want to spend some time in these igloos to have lunch, dinner or tea, he said.

An igloo can have six guests at a time and guests are given around a minimum one hour to enjoy and these igloos are pre-booked, he said.

He said that Syed Waseem Shah is behind the concept and creation of these Igloos.

Mostly domestic tourists are booking these igloos to have a unique experience, he said—(KNO)

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