'Ice cafe' in Ladakh is a heaven for travel junkies - watsupptoday.com
'Ice cafe' in Ladakh is a heaven for travel junkies
Posted 01 Jun 2019 11:28 AM

Searching places for weekend gateways or wondering where to go next? You can add 'Ice cafe' to your travel list, located at the most beautiful location, is undoubtedly the best place to beat the summer heat. Ice cafe is located at the Manali-Leh highway at a height of around 14,000 feet.

The cafe is inside an ice stupa which was basically constructed for a competition of building the highest ice stupa. This was made by three locals named, Sonam Chosdup, Nawang Phunstog, and Jigmet Tundup. The purpose of the ice stupa is to conserve the winter water in the form of an artificial glacier. The competition is started by Rolex Awardee Sonam Wangchuk as part of the Ice Stupa Project of Ladakh.
However, the three locals wanted to create something innovative and functional so they decided to set up a unique cafe inside the ice stupa with the purpose of having a restaurant for the visitors who come to see the ice Stupa.
Speaking to The Better India, Sonam Chosdup revealed, “We figured that the corridor of ice leading up the dome could be used as a café, provided we extend it a bit and put chairs there. After a few tweaks, we opened the café in the first week of February, serving ginger lemon tea, masala tea, coffee, local butter tea and even Maggi,” he says.

The unique Ice cafe is on high demands, about 100 customers visit on the weekdays, and about 700 visitors spend time on the weekends.

So, what are you waiting for? Plan a trip to Ladakh and enjoy your maggie in the beautiful Ice cafe placed between serene landscapes.

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