Kufri – A small and beautiful hill station

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Location

Kufri is a small hill station located at a distance of 19 Kilometer from Shimla town. It lies between 31.10°N and 77.25°E.

About

An Himalayan Nature park and Indira Tourist Park with HPTDC’s Cafe Lalit are major attractions at Kufri. Once can have panoramic and beautiful views great views of nearby places from Indira Park. One can have a Pony, Horse and a Yak Ride, at reasonable prices, provided you are good at bargaining.In other adventure activities, one can participate on a visit to Kufri are Hiking, snow skiing, capturing beautiful scenes of nature, landscape and forest in a cool environment. Kufri is famous for trekking and hiking trails in particular. Adventure-seeking travelers from across the world visit Kufri in winters to enjoy skiing and tobogganing along its snow-covered slopes. The Skiing season falls between November to February. Tourist inflow is at its highest during winters.

Kufri Snow covered fields

This part and some other parts in and around Shimla remained obscure from the rest of the world until the British ‘discovered’ them in 1819. The region around Shimla including Kufri was once a part of the Kingdom of Nepal. The British made Shimla their summer capital in 1864 and it remained so until 1939. As Shimla gained importance, Kufri also began to be recognized as an important place to visit near Shimla.

History

The region around Shimla including Kufri was once a part of the Kingdom of Nepal until the area was ceded to the British Raj as part of the Sugauli Treaty. This region remained obscure from the rest of the world until the British ‘discovered’ it in 1819. Source: Wikipedia

Prime Attractions of Kufri

Mashru Peak

One can hike through thick forest around Kufri to the Mahasu Peak- the highest peak in Kufri.

Indira Tourist Park

The Indira Tourist Park is near the Himalayan Nature Park and provides panoramic view of the locations around.

Chini Bunglow

It is the Kufri bungalow which is very famous for its statues and architecture.

Kufri fun world

Kufri Fun World is an amusement park to spend and enjoy a day. This park is an excellent destination for families, with children in particular. It can make ones day a memorable day. It is equipped with various ride measures, pools and world’s highest go-kart track. Large number of children, teenagers and adults visit this place around the year.

How To Reach

By Air

The nearest airport to Kufri is Jubbarbhatti Airport at Shimla at a distance of about 19 km. Regular flight is available from this airport to Delhi.

By Train

The nearest railhead is at Shimla in narrow gauge rail route and Broad Gauge railway station is at Kalka.

By Road

Buses link Kufri with Shimla, Narkanda and Rampur. State owned transport buses and private deluxe buses are available from Shimla to Kufri. Private Taxi and Cab services are also available to this place from Shimla and other near-by places.

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