Places to visit in Kufri, Shimla

Located in the heart of hilly Himachal Pradesh, Kufri is only 13 kilometer away from the capital city Shimla.  Surprisingly, this beautiful place in Himalayan foothills was not known to most of the people till 1819 before the Britishers discovered it. The history of Kufri also reveals that once upon a time, it was part of the Nepal Kingdom.

It is a wonderful place for vacations. A clear sky, totally Pollution-free environment and beautiful scenes make Kufri a wonderful picnic spot. Moreover, it also boasts of world’s highest go-Karting track.

People also love visiting Kufri for its adventure sports, winter festivals, and unique biodiversity.

The beauty of Kufri lies in its scenes and weather. The lush green valleys and snow-covered mountain peaks present mesmerizing views for the tourists visiting Kufri. People love skiing, trekking and hiking, tobogganing and other adventure sports in Kufri.

How to reach Kufri

Because of its nearness to Shimla, the queen of hills, Kufri gradually became popular. Yet, it still lacks a railway station or airport. So the best ways to visit Kufri is first reach Shimla, Narkanda or Rampur and then take a road route.

Places to visit in Kufri

Kufri has amazing places to enjoy.  Fagu is considered an ideal spot for picnic being located in the lap of forest and orchards. A wonderful winter sports festival is held here which attract maximum visitors here. Adventure sports are major attraction of this winter festival.

The rich biodiversity of Kufri attracts nature and wildlife lovers.

Himalayan Wild Life Zoo located in Kufri possesses many extinct species of Antelopes, birds and felines. Himachal Pradesh’s state bird—the Himalayan Monal is also found here.

Himalayan Wild Life Zoo Kufri

Himalayan Wild Life, Zoo

 Mahasu Peak is another attraction for tourists who love adventure with enjoyment. Hiking through thick forests surrounding Kufri is a great entertainment. Hiking towards the Himalayan Nature Park and Indira Tourist Park serves both adventure trip and healthy sports experience to appease adventure lovers.

Mahasu Peak, Kufri

Mahasu Peak, Kufri

Chini Bunglow located in Kufri is very much famous for its art and aesthetic beauty. It has beautiful statues and architectural excellence.

Chini Bunglow Kufri

Chini Bunglow, Kufri

Kufri fun world is a modern establishment to add to the joys of visiting this nature’s favorite place. It is an ideal place for spending time with family and kids and one can enjoy spending whole day with exciting rides, pools and Go-Kart Track here, which is highest in the world in its kind.

Kufri Fun World

Kufri Fun World

There are several luxurious and affordable hotels in Kufri where one can stay to visit Kufri as well as surrounding areas. Hotel Wildflower Hall at Chharabra, Kufri Holiday Resort, Shilon Resort and many others offer plenty of choices.

The best time to go to Kufri is after March and before July, rainy season. But if you want to enjoy snowfall, you can go in December-January too.

Kufri also offers many training courses for adventure sports like hiking, trekking, skiing and equipment for such sports is easily available here. In fact, there are special shops for such equipment. For those, who are beginners for mountaineering and skiing, Kufri represent ideal place because of its advanced slopes.

Local people and cultural heritage of Kufri add to the attractions of this place. The winter festival manifests many of its cultural heritages—music, dance, architecture, art and craft that give the real feel of vacation and rejuvenate tourists’ minds. Local recipe includes delicious and healthy food items to appease your taste buds. In fact, Kufri has retained its historical glories and local essence to survive as a tourist attraction and evolved into a beautiful spot as a must visit for those coming to Himachal Pradesh.

Photo Credits

Himalayan Wild Life Zoo
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Chini Bunglow
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Mahasu peak
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Kufri Fun World
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