Snow World is an amusement park located in Hyderabad, Telangana ,India within an area of about 2 acres (0.81 ha). Located beside Indira Park and along the Hussain Sagar lake, the park was inaugurated on 28 January 2004.
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 water used is filtered four times before utilising it to make snow such that even if children consume it, they will not be harmed.
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 (68 °F), then 0 °C, and then a sub zero temperature. This method is approved internationally. 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.
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. A 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) kart racing, built at a cost of INR25 million (US$390,000), was open to public. 300 workers took one year to construct the thematic indoor go karting arena. 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.