Kufri

Kufri is a famous hill station located on the National Highway No. 22, around 13 km from Shimla. Kufri is sited at an altitude of 2633 meters above the sea level, in the foothills of Himalayas. The quaint place is full of green hills, and forests where tourists can enjoy a variety of adventure sports. Kufri is well known for its nature parks and recreation places. Earlier the area around Shimla and Kufri was under the realm of Nepal. The British developed Shimla as their summer capital, and since then Kufri is famous as a hill station. The area around Kufri is located in the southern region of Himachal Pradesh.

Kufri is always popular among the travellers due to its adventure sports options. Various adventure sports are available at Kufri. Skiing is one of the popular winter sports at Kufri, which is a favourite among the teenagers. The slopes of Kufri hills are always sprinkled with skiers, during the months of winter. Apart from skiing, other sports are also played here like horse riding, hiking and tobogganing. Kufri hosts an annual winter sports festival every year, in the month of February. The event, which is organized by the travel and tourism department of Himachal Pradesh, attracts a host of skiing enthusiasts and adventure tourists. The National Snow Statue competition is held at Kufri, generally in January. The skiing season in Kufri is held between November to February.

When at Kufri, tourists can also enjoy the attractive view of the neighbouring lush green valleys and mountain peaks that are capped with glistening snows. To survey Kufri and its neighbouring regions, tourists can go on horseback. The Mahasu peak is the highest peak in Kufri. Tourists can enjoy trekking through dense forests to reach the Mahasu peak. The Himalayan National Park is another interesting place at Kufri, of great tourist importance. The park houses various exotic species of birds and animals. Some of the wide diversity of the rich fauna life that can be found in the park are ibex, ghoral, musk deer and pheasants. Fagu is an attractive retreat, located six km from Kufri, along the Hindustan-Tibet road. Tourists can have an eye-catching view of the Himalayan landscape from Fagu. Kufri is easily accessible from Shimla and other towns of the state. Regular buses that run from Shimla to Narkanda stop at Kufri. Some buses run via Fagu also. Private taxis are also available from Shimla to Kufri. Various hotels and resorts are available at Kufri, which can cater to a wide range of accommodation options. Tourists can try one of the hotels for their lodging. Visit Kufri to experience the perennial serenity, majesty and beauty of the Himalayas, shinning in their glistening glory.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/07

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