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Location : 13 kms from Shimla
District : Shimla District
Altitude : 2,510 m
Major Attractions : Annual Winter Sports Festival, Carnival Festival

Snow Covered Kufri
Kufri Laden With Snow

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Discovered in : 1819.
Best Time to Visit : April to June & November to February.
Places of Interest : Mashru Peak, Himalayan Nature Park, Indira Tourist Park.
Adventure Options : Skiing, Hiking, Yak Safari.
Must Enjoy : Hiking through the thick forest around Kufri to the Mahasu Peak
Famous Festival : Annual Winter Sports in the Month of February. From all Over the World, Skiers Participate in this Festival.
Not To Be Missed : Safariing on a Yak and Horse. The Best Way to Explore the Hills and Slopes of Kufri.
Staying Options : Hotel Snow View Shelter, Kufri Hill Resorts, Koti Resorts, Kufri Holiday Resort, HTPDC Winter Sports Club, PWD Rest House, Chini Bungalow or the Indira Holiday Home.
Getting Around : Wild Flower Hall – 3 kms, Fagu – 6 kms, Shimla – 19 kms.
Important Distances : Dharamshala – 92 kms, Chandigarh – 143 kms, DelhiHiking – 400 kms.
Getting There : Air - Shimla (13 kms) is the Nearest Airport.
Rail - Shimla Has the Nearest Railway Station and is Well – Connected to Kufri as Well as the Other Railway Stations of India.
Road - Kufri is linked with Shimla, Narkanda, and Rampur by road. Travelers can Also Hire Taxis from Shimla to reach Kufri.

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Snowfall in Kufri
Children Playing During Snowfall in Kufri

Kufri – The Dominion of Snow

A mix of some hiking, skiing, landscape and vast areas of cool soothing air and aromatic Pine trees, is what Kufri is all about. Enjoy Kufri tourism in Himachal Pradesh and be in the hottest place this winter, as everybody lands up with their skiing gears and are ready to throw snow at each other. The hill seem to come to life because of the shouts of young voices while the kids pelt snow balls at each other and make some snowmen. Take a ridessaa on placid yaks near the fine ski slopes. Enjoy seeing people flaunt their expertise on the ski slopes. This is what Kufri has in store for you. Enter the powdery white world in Kufri and enjoy a stay most eccentric. You can also come to Kufri during the months of April to June, when the weather is cool and is girded by awesome pinnacles. Take Kufri tours in Himachal Pradesh to ejoy the snow.

Situated in the southern part of Himachal Pradesh and merely 22 kms from Shimla, Kufri is also known for its trekking and hiking routes. This hill resort is located at a height of 2,510 metres above sea level and is dawned with plethora of attractions. Thousands of people come to Kufri every year, so do not waste anytime thinking – its time you join the league. This is the place where your heart would wish to stay – forever. Enjoy vacations in Himachal Pradesh and so not miss enjoying various famous attractions of Kufri in India.

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History Clasps Kufri in its Arms

The history of the town will tell you about the connections of this town with Nepal. Remaining dormant for most of the time in history, this town was discovered only after the British established Shimla as the their summer capital. It was when they were exploring the nearby places of Shimla that they came upon this slice of heaven.

With the due importance that Shimla was getting from the world, this town located quiet near, also gained momentum with passing of time. Today, the town of Kufri, one of the most popular tourist terminus in Himachal Pradesh, and has the “kufer” as its focal point. This pond also forms one of the most important highlight of Kufri and an inevitable visit while on a tour to Kufri.

Snowfall at Kufri
Kufri After a Heavy Snowfall

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Kufri Attractions – Things that Make the Place Hot Even During Winters

This sprawling hill station set amongst the picturesque Shivalik range and Shimla hills has a number of tourist spots and important temples, apart from its beautiful natural surroundings. The main attraction of the scenic Kufri however lies in the adventure options that are offered here.

The main attraction of the town definitely is the pond called as 'Kufer', and the reason behind the name of the town. There is the Indira Tourist Park in Kufri, whose main attraction is the view of the panoramic vista of the landscape.

Other attraction will be the Himalayan Nature Park, located near the Indira tourist park. In the nature park you can get a chance to see some of the animals that live in the polar regions. A vast collection of migratory birds can also be sighted inside the Nature park.

Kufri hosts an Annual Winter Festival in the month of February. During this festival skiing enthusiasts and adventure seekers from all over the world, come in large numbers. This festival aims at the promotion of skiing and other winter sports in Himachal Pradesh.

Kufri Safari
Yak Safari in Kufri

Adventurers Live a New Life in Kufri

Kufri is precisely about adventure sports. There are skiing slopes that can make even an ardent skier grasp for breath, while hiking and trekking have their own definition in Kufri. There is Skiing, Tabooing, trekking and hiking in which you can enjoy greatly.

There is a wide range of Skiing slopes in Kufri, where there are slopes to suit ever king of skier. There's a beginner's run, an advanced slope and slalom run. Government too has taken care by offering ski courses, and gives out equipment on hire at Kufri. To indulge in some difficult skiing trek, then try this sport at Mahasu, situated above Kufri.

Hiking through the thick forest around Kufri to the Mahasu Peak is an important leisure. While you can always hike in the Himalayan Nature Park. Trekking around the mountains and peaks is also an enchanting experience.

Another adventure option in Kufri that you cannot do without enjoying is Yak and Horse Safari. This is one of the best way enjoy the landscape but you need to be patient and have immense stamina as the Yak covers steep mountains. Passing through the exuberantly green woodlands, sky soaring mountains and gurgling rivers, the journey through this mode of will give you excellent delectation and gratification.

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The Way to the Snow Town

The best way to reach Kufri is by taking a bus or hiring a taxi, as there in no airport in Kufri. Keeping in mind its proximity with Shimla it becomes an indisputable fact the Shimla, just 19 kms away, will be serving for the lack of an airport. But weather constraints always hamper the flights from reaching on time.

Railways too give you a chance to reach Kufri. Here again, Shimla with its railway station comes into the scene. The Shimla station is well-connected to Kufri as well as the other railway stations of India. For Shimla, you have a choice of Toy train as well that will bring you to Shimla while crossing some beautiful ravines and endless tunnels.

But as far as roadways are concerned, Kufri does not stand behind. Well connected to major cities of India such as Amritsar, Chandigarh, Delhi and Manali by a network of well- maintained roads, reaching Kufri by road is one of the easiest ways of reaching the town. To commute in the city, take the chance to enjoy a horse ride.

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Top 5 Reasons To Visit Kufri

Kufri Woods

Get a Snow Treat in Kufri this Winter
Come to Kufri to smell the aromatic pine trees among the snow clad peaks that will act as balm for your mind and senses. Located very close to Shimla, you should take up excursions to enjoy this hill beauty that offers its tourist with tremendous options of heritage and adventure.

Come to See the Annual Winter Festival
The Himachal Tourism department conducts an annual winter festival, where different winter sports especially skiing is promoted. From all over the world skiers come during the month of February, to participate in this festival.

Savor Some Elusive Beings in Kufri
Hike in the Himalayan Nature park will give you a chance to see some of the elusive beings that can be found only in snowy regions. There is huge options for birding here, as well. So do not wait anymore, Kufri is your answer to Switzerland in India.

Ski Down the Kufri Slopes
Skiing has its own delight in Kufri. There are different slopes that suits everyone – a novice or an experience skier. There tourism department of Himachal Pradesh also have provisions for course and offer skiing gears on rent.

Ride on a Yak to Feel the Difference
While in Kufri, you should enjoy a ride on Yak or Horse to bask an eccentric experience. This ride will take you across exuberant green woodlands, sky soaring mountains and gurgling rivers. A journey through this mode will give you excellent delectation and gratification.

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