Altitude: 2,510 m
Discovered in: 1819
Main Attractions: Annual
Winter Sports Festival and the Carnival
Places of Interest: Mashru
Peak, Himalayan Nature Park, Indira Tourist Park
Best Time To Visit: April
to June & November to February
great Hiking, some skiing, some beautiful scenes and a
cool environment that's what Kufri is 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
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.
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.
Mashru Peak: One can
hike through thick forest around Kufri to the Mahasu
Peak- the highest peak in Kufri.
The Himalayan Nature
Park, which has a collection of animals and birds,
found only in Himachal Pradesh.
Tourist Park: The Indira
Tourist Park is near the Himalayan Nature Park and
provides panoramic view of the locations around