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    A perfect escape from the heat right at the centre of town

    Snow CITY is a cool theme park (1,161 square meters, nearly the size of a cricket stadium) located conveniently on Jayamahal Road. In keeping with the experience, the temperature is maintained below minus five degrees and the whole place is awash with snow, that we hear is made from water that is safe and hygenic. You can take a break from the intense heat here and cool off for a couple of hours or you can celebrate a birthday party, organise a school trip or group excursion. “You might want to check out our sledges crafted out of coloured ice blocks. People love sitting on them and posing for pictures,” enthuses managing director Shrenik Doshi. They also have educational tours and experientials for people of all age groups, where you can learn how snow is generated, get a glimpse into the life of an inuit or some general knowledge on animals that live in cold regions like snow leopards, bears or even eerie foxes.

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    There are plenty of rides for the more active and adventurous visitor. Like tobogganing — ripping through a steep pile of snow at 30 miles per hour. Snow rafting and basketball are also big crowd pullers here. And if you are in the mood for some dancing, they have a dance floor made of ice where you can bust out your best moves.

    Once you work up an appetite, stop at the igloo and the snow cafe for some hot soup, coffee, tea and hot chocolate, served up in glasses made of ice.

    They have special packages for corporates, school students, and groups.

    Rs. 390 upwards. At Jayamahal Road. Details: 23550000

    —Avinash Kumai

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