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Kufri Travel

Some great Hiking, some skiing, some beautiful scenes and a cool environment that's what Kufri are all about. It is famous for its trekking and hiking trails. Adventure-seeking travelers throng Kufri in winters to enjoy skiing and tobogganing along its snow-covered slopes. The Skiing season spreads between November to February and the tourist inflow is at its peak during winters.

Kufri is a tiny hill station located 19-kms from Shimla on the National Highway No.22. It has a Himalayan Nature park and close by is the Indira Tourist Park with HPTDC's Cafe Lalit. Indira Park provides some great views of the nearby places. Here one can enjoy a Pony or a Yak Ride. The region around Shimla including Kufri was once a part of the Kingdom of Nepal. This region remained obscure from the rest of the world until the British 'discovered' it in 1819. 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.

Location: Himachal Pradesh
Altitude: 2,510 m
Discovered in: 1819
Main Attractions: Annual Winter Sports Festival and the Carnival
Places of Interest: Mashru Peak, Himalayan Nature Park, and Indira Tourist Park
Best Time To Visit: April to June & November to February

PRIME ATTRACTION
Mashru Peak:

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

Himalayan Nature Park:
The Himalayan Nature Park, which has a collection of animals and birds, found only in Himachal Pradesh.

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

Shimla:
The capital city of the state of Himachal Pradesh is only 19-km from Kufri and an important destination on the tourist map of India. The British developed Shimla as an important hill station and the summer capital of India to escape from the heat of Delhi. 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.

Fagu:
Fagu is just 6-km away from Kufri, an interesting picnic spot set amongst forests and orchards.

ADVENTURE:
Kufri, near Shimla is one of the oldest places in India to be associated with skiing and the slopes are still in use during winter. Above Kufri, the Mahasu ridge also has some good slopes. There is a range of slopes, including a beginner's run, an advanced slope and slalom run. Himachal Tourism offers ski courses, instruction and has equipment on hire at Kufri.

FAIRS & FESTIVALS:
An annual winter sports festival is organized every year in the month of February in Kufri. Skiing enthusiasts and adventure seekers participate in this festival.

HOW TO GET THERE:
Road: Kufri does not have an airport or a railway station. However, regular buses ply from Shimla, Narkanda, and Rampur to Kufri. Travelers can also hire taxis from Shimla to reach Kufri. The area around Kufri can be explored on horseback.

CLIMATE:
The weather in Kufri is alpine. Summers are mild while winters are cold. It experiences southwestern monsoon rains in July-September and heavy snowfall in December-January.

 
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