Kufri Himachal Pradesh is a fascinating tourist destination with wonderful attractions up its sleeves. From adventure sports facilities to staggeringly beautiful surroundings, this destination has a lot to enchant tourists. It is a famous hill station located in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. The term Kufri was derived from ?Kufer? which literally means pond. It is easily accessible from Shimla as it is located only 13 km from it. This place was developed into a tourist destination by the British. Adventure buffs also come here from far and wide to spice up their life. Travel to Kufri and witness its mesmerizing valleys, salubrious climate and wonderful surroundings will surely make you feel refreshed.
Major Attractions of Kufri are:
Himalayan National Park
Himalayan National Park provides shelter to several species of wildlife. It also boasts of rich flora and fauna. Amazing avian species are also sighted here. Some of the wildlife species found here are musk deer, ibex, black and brown bears and pheasants. Your safari in the Himalayan National Park will offer you wonderful sights of wildlife.
Indian Tourist Park
This photogenic Park is endowed with breathtaking scenic beauty where you can also enjoy photography. It is a well known picnic spot of Kufri visited by a large number of tourists.
Mahasu Peak is the highest peak in Kufri which captures the hearts of tourists with enchanting views of the surroundings. The path leading to the peak is flanked by wooded forests of spruce and deodar. Tourists can also enjoy skiing here at the Mahasu Ridge. During the winter season adventure enthusiasts flock in great number to this ridge for enjoying skiing.
As the month of February comes, Kufri gets ready for the exciting Sports festival which draws many a tourists from far and wide. Organized by Himachal Tourism, the festival offers several courses for beginners. The main highlight of the festival is skiing competition.
Horse and Yak Safari
The beauty and charm of Kufri can be best enjoyed through horse or Yak Safari. While here, this is one place that should not be missed.
Accommodation in Kufri
A variety of hotels are available in and around Kufri. Whether luxury, budget or homestay, there is no dearth of accommodation options.
Best Time to Reach
Kufri being a hill Station brings huge relief from the scorching heat of summers in the northern India. Hence the best time to visit this place is between April and June. If you wish to witness snowfall and also indulge in some skiing, then December to February is the perfect time.
How to Reach Kufri
By Air: Kufri does not have an airport; hence the nearest airport here is in Shimla (20km). Flights from Shimla regularly operate between Delhi and Kullu.
By Train: Nearest railway station from Kufri is in Shimla (20 km). It is well connected by narrow gauge line with Kalka (100 km) which is a major railway station.
By Road: Decent roads connect Kufri to the neighbouring towns like Shimla with Government owned as well as private carriers.
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