Kufri: A small Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh

Detailed travel information about Kufri, Himachal Pradesh, a popular hill station also famous for adventure sports like Skiing.

Kufri is one of the smallest hill stations in India. Kufri is located around 13 km from Shimla, in Himachal Pradesh. Kufri is one of the popular winter sports destination for adventure sport lovers.

How to reach here

By Air – The nearest airport is Jubbarbhatti Airport in Shimla. Shimla is around 13 km from Kufri. This airport has regular flights from Delhi. So one can connect to this hill station via Delhi. There are taxi services available outside airport to take one to Kufri.

By Rail – The nearest rail station is Shimla, via narrow gauge. The nearest broad gauge rail station is Kalka around 99 km away.

By Road – Kufri is accessible through Shimla. There are many private buses and State owned transport buses that are available for Kufri from Shimla, Kalka and Rampur.

By Trekking- Kufri can also be reached by trekking from Shimla to fully savour the scenic beauty between Shimla and Kufri. The trek is well developed and is around 16 km in length.

Best time to visit

One should visit Kufri during summers, as the climate is at its best. However people can visit Kufri even during winters, from December to February to enjoy snowfall.

What to see in Kufri

Mahasu Peak – Mahasu Peak is the highest peak in Kufri. This peak is considered to be ideal for trekking. This peak offers picturesque views of the surroundings. The path leading to this peak is engulfed with wooded forest.

Indira Tourist Park – This is one of the main attractions of Kufri. The park is located nearer to the Himalayan Nature Park and offers beautiful view of the surroundings.

Himalayan Nature Park – The Himalayan Nature Park is spread over an area of 90 hectares and is a natural habitat for many species of flora and fauna. The rare species found here include Barking deer, Musk Deer, Monal, Hangal and many others.

Fagu – Fagu is yet another point that is mainly visited by tourists. Fagu too offers a panoramic view of the valleys and surrounding areas and is located 6 km from Kufri.

Adventure Sports and Outdoor Activities

Kufri is famous for its adventure sports and outdoor activities, especially skiing. Skiing is one of the popular sports which attract many ski enthusiasts from all over the country and abroad to Kufri. The other most popular adventure sport is horse riding and Yak riding. Trekking is one outdoor activity preferred by many tourist, as there are many number of treks available in Kufri.

Where to stay in Kufri

There are various accommodation facilities available in Kufri, ranging from economy to luxury accommodation. There are HTPDC and PWD accommodation options available in Kufri. Few other hotels include:

1. Kufri Holiday Resort

2. Galleu Hill Resort


Guest Author: sanjeev15 May 2019

Kufri is a nice place, must go when you visit Shimla. Try The Pong Eco Village well ...

Author: Partha Kansabanik18 May 2020 Member Level: Silver   Points : 3

I have gone through this interesting article with considerable interest. Kufri is located only at a distance of 20 kilometers from Shimla. So, most of the tourists visit this beautiful spot from Shimla. But Kufri itself has many things to offer. A tourist can't visit all the locations at Kufri from Shimla. So, to enjoy Kufri, tourists have to stay there.
I appreciate the author's effort to mention the tourist locations of Kufri. I hope readers go through this informative article before visiting Kufri and Shimla.

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