Kufri Hill Station

Introduction

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Kufri is very popular among hikers and trekkers and other adventure lovers because of its great hiking and trekking trails. Tobogganing down the slopes can be an awesome experience. Kufri being just 19 kms away from the very popular and exquisite hill station of Shimla also sees a lot of crowd. You would know when you have reached Kufri while on your journey from Shimla because you will find the plantations near and around Shimla gradually giving way to the famous and popular skiing tracks of Kufri. The horse and yak rides across the wide green meadows will bring you close to nature with a view of the gorgeous Himalayas and a rare thrilling sighting of the various species of mountain birds and animals.

History
Kufri in the earlier days was under the rule of Nepal. Later on it was discovered by the British in 1819 and when Shimla was made the summer capital of the British Kingdom in 1839 the importance of Kufri too increased along with Shimla.

How to reach

By road
Kufri by road is just 19 kms away from Shimla and regular buses ply from Shimla connecting Kufri. National Highway No. 22 connects it with Kufri.

By rail
It does not have a railhead of its own and has to be reached by road from Shimla.

By air
Similarly, Kufri being a hill station does not have an airport of its own.

Places to see
Mashru Peak is the highest Peak in Kufri and is a favorite trek of the tourists across the dense forests. The Indira Tourist Park is situated close to the Himalaya Nature Park and offers excellent views of exotic Himalayan beauty. Chini Bunglow is also another major attraction.

Famous spots you must not miss
Some very beautiful tourists spots that you would definitely like to club with Kufri tour package are Shimla, which is around 19 kms from Kufri, and Fagu around 6 kms away.

Shopping
Kufri being a small hill station does not have much to offer for shopping to the tourists. Shopping for various things can be done from Shimla though, which has excellent shops all big brands and various small shops offering local products and exquisite handicrafts.

Places to stay
Hotel Wildflower Hall at Chharabra that is just 3 kms away from the heart of the city. Kufri Holiday Resort and Shilon Resort are two other options.

Best time to visit
Annual Winter Sports Festival and Carnival sees a huge influx of tourists from all over in the winter months of November to February. The summer months from April to June are also ideal for visiting Kufri.

Climate
Kufri is situated as an altitude of 2015 meters is the Southern part of the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh and has mild cool summers and chilly winters.