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Snowfall in Hyderabad, courtesy Snow World

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A view of the first snow theme park in the country, `Snow World', located on the Lower Tank Bund Road in Hyderabad, replete with tonnes of snow, fun rides and games. Visitors can have one hour inside the snow dome wearing snow gear — a suit, gloves, boots and hat — that come with the ticket. — A. Roy Chowdhury

Hyderabad , April 18

SNOW World, the snow theme park belonging to the Ocean Park Multitech Ltd here, has announced achievement of yet another milestone by introducing snowfall in Hyderabad where the temperatures could soar from 40 degrees centigrade to 45 degrees centigrade during the summer.

"This is the first of its kind snowfall introduced by any show theme park or snow dome anywhere in the world," the Snow World Managing Director, Mr M. Venkateshwara Rao, told newspersons here on Sunday.

"There has never been a snowfall here in Hyderabad, but residents can now experience this without stepping out of their city and slide and skate on ice and throw snowballs at each other in India's first snow park," he said.

However, he said the snowfall would happen only for ten minutes in every one-hour session, all through eight sessions in a day, he said.

Ever since Snow World was thrown open to the public in January this year, thousands turned up to discover how snow felt. According to Mr Rao, around two thousand four hundred people visit Snow World every day and the snow theme park has been running full to its capacity. A maximum of 300 people are allowed in each session, which lasts for an hour.

"Ocean Park Multitech, promoter of India's popular and the third largest amusement park, Ocean Park, aims to provide great thrill and unusual experience and snow fun to kids and adults. Since snow is uncommon in places like Hyderabad, it will create lot of excitement and fun. Real snowfall, particularly at times and in places such as Hyderabad, where it is least expected, will be a great attraction," Mr Venkateshwara Rao said.

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