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Taj Mahal snow replica

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The Kashmiri city of Gulmarg has recently been at the top of its game to become India’s new favorite travel destination! It’s already a popular ski destination, with thousands of adventurers from all over the world having put it on their to-do list.

But this year, the city has many more unique attractions: just recently, the world’s largest igloo cafe in Gulmarg managed to create a remarkable impression. And as if that weren’t enough, a snow sculpture of the Taj Mahal – created for the first time in history! – now also grabs additional eyeballs.

This 16-foot-tall replica of the Taj Mahal, which covers an area of ​​24 by 24 feet, was created by members of the Grand Mumtaz Hotel amid sub-zero temperatures, and that in just 17 days!

“We wanted to create a likeness with the name of the hotel keeping in mind to create something that can be talked about for a long time. We wanted to make it memorable for people. About 100 hours of time went into this. This place has already become a center of attraction for tourists,” Satyajeet Gopal, General Manager of Grand Mumtaz Hotel, told the Hindustan Times.

Hundreds of tourists were seen taking selfies with the sculpture, also helping it go viral on social media.

Team lead member Yusuf Baba added that a four-member team was involved in the creation of the replica and no additional materials other than snow were used.

If visiting the true monument of love in Agra is not in your plans, this snow replica could definitely serve as a beautiful substitute to surprise your partner.

New attractions in Kashmir

While winter 2022 has already won the hearts of many tourists, Kashmir also plans to liven up its summers.

The highest railway bridge in the world, built over the Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir, is currently arousing the enthusiasm of netizens. In a tweet, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw shared a photo of this spectacular bridge with a breathtaking view in the background.

Plus, while Dal Lake is a pretty sight on its own, the tourism department recently managed to put the icing on the cake! To promote nightlife in the city of Srinagar, it has illuminated over 80 Shikaras on the lake and aims to light up 1000 more. All lights installed on the Shikaras are solar powered and environmentally friendly.

The alpine lakes located in the valley of Kashmir remain another favorite spot for all trekkers, campers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Adventure, heritage and handicrafts seem to be the priority areas for promoting tourism in Kashmir, and the beautiful photos on social media hint at the same.

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