Horse cart snow sculpture becomes new tourist attraction for visitors in Sonamarg

Photo: Mubashir Khan/GK

Sonamarg, Feb 12: A snow sculpture of a horse cart has become the latest attraction for tourists in the famed tourist destination of Sonamarg in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

Sonamarg, which was kept open for the winter season, is already on the top list of tourist destinations in Kashmir for snow-lovers, and has witnessed huge crowds to experience the snow capped mountains and glaciers.

   

The “snow art” is fast turning out to a hotspot as locals and tourists visiting Sonamarg rush to click selfies and are appreciating the artist.

This new attraction has become popular among visitors who are now experiencing such art for the first time in Sonamarg.

Earlier snow Igloo Cafe had become a major attraction for visitors at world famous tourist destination Gulmarg.

Shameem Ahmed, a local who has been in the tourism sector for at least 5 years, said that such a thing has been built here for the first time. He said that it will attract visitors to Sonamarg.

Tourists were thrilled and excited to see the snow horse cart sculpture. A tourist, who was charmed by the beauty of the sculpture, urged people to come and witness the scenic beauty of Sonamarg. “I urge people to come and experience the grandeur and beauty of this place. People have taken out time to showcase incredible art here. You will be mesmerised by it,” said Santosh.

An official said that this idea of having a snow sculpture was the brainchild of previous Chief Executive Officer, Sonamarg Development Authority Ilyas Ahmad.

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