Snow World is an amusement park located in Hyderabad within an area of about 2 acres, offers a splendid experience of snowfall at all times of the year. Located beside Indira Park and along the Hussain Sagar lake, the park was inaugurated on 28 January 2004. It is the first of it's kind in India and the biggest in the world and only the third such snow park after the ones in Malaysia and Singapore.
Two-hundred tonnes of artificial snow was laid on the layered flooring which was specially prepared to avoid seepage or melting. Every day, the top layer of snow is cleaned and an additional two to three tonnes of snow, which is generated within the facility, is used to top the snow spread. The artificial snow is made using a patented technology from Australia.
The most impressive feature of this park is that the artificial snow that is produced using various technologies is made up of mineral water and is filtered four times, even if children consume it, they will not be harmed. The super-amazing Snow Park seems nothing less than a hill-station with the kind of setting that has been arranged for the visitors to be pleased with.
A few months after its inauguration, a snowfall feature was added. Said to be the first of its kind at any show theme park or snow dome in the world, the visitors are exposed to snowfall for ten minutes for every hour. The indoor resemble a cave that was uniquely designed using plaster of paris. With an exhaust system and a fresh air system to ensure uninterrupted supply of fresh air, the facility sought certification from the Motor Sports Association of India.
The park can accommodate a total of 2,400 visitors in a day. Every visitor gets acclimatised to lower temperatures in a step-wise manner, 20 °C, then 0 °C, and then a sub zero temperature. In addition, visitors are given protective clothing and a steaming cup of soup to help them acclimatise to the temperature change. The internal area, also called as the Cryo Zone, maintains a constant temperature of – 5 °C. For 1 hour, a maximum of 300 visitors at a time can explore the different facilities such as kids snow play area, snow wars, snow tube slide, sleigh slide, ice-bumping cars, merry-go-round and an ice skating rink; the Snow World has everything and anything to do with snow.