January 29, 2021 6:20:09 pm
Tourists in Kashmir’s Gulmarg ski resort have a new place to chill out – an igloo cafe that serves hot food and drink on tables made of ice and snow.
Staff at Kolahoi Green Heights hotel on the Indian-administered side of the region took inspiration from Arctic shelters and added a few local touches – an arched door and patterns on the curved walls.
First Igloo Cafe comes up in kashmir’s Gulmarg pic.twitter.com/cN6zf2Apfz
— Umar clicks (@umarclicks) January 27, 2021
The long-running conflict in the Himalayan region has hit Kashmir’s once-booming leisure industry. But crowds still come to its snow-bound slopes ever winter.
— Mudasir Maqbool (@MudasirJourno) January 25, 2021
The igloo, 26 feet around and 15 feet high, holds four tables with enough room for 16 guests.
for a cup of ‘Kehwa’ and ‘Samavar’
— SkiezOrange (@Anu_kakran) January 28, 2021
Kashmir is claimed in full but ruled in part by nuclear arch-rivals India and Pakistan.