Kufri near Shimla
Just 18 Kilometers from Shimla Kufri at an altitude of 2510 m is the most popular tourist spot around Shimla. The Kufri Shimla distance can be covered in half an hour by car. This place is famous for hiking, skiing, beautiful scenes and a cool environment. The Skiing season spreads between November to February and the tourist inflow is at its peak during winters because everyone lands up here to ski and throw snowballs at each other.
Kufri’s altitude is 500 meters higher than Shimla, so this place is colder than Shimla. On an average the temperature in Kufri is 3 to 5 degrees less than Shimla. Kufri receives more snowfall than Shimla.
Kufri weather is pleasant in April May and June months with nature at its best. December January and February months are famous for winter sports and playing in the snow. Due to heavy snowfall in winter months the roads get blocked and there is disruption in traffic also.
Kufri sightseeing places | Things to see and do
Kufri has a number of tourist spots for sightseeing offering panoramic views of the distant Himalayas apart from its beautiful natural surroundings. The main attraction of the scenic Kufri however lies in the adventure options that are offered here.
The Himalayan Nature Park
The Himalayan Nature Park is located amidst 90 hectares of temperate vegetation that forms natural habitat for many a wild animals of the Western Himalayas. The Himalayan Nature Park here has a good collection of animals and birds found in the region. In this park rare varieties of Hangal, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Brown Bear, rare species of Monal and other pheasants are kept in social groupings. A vast collection of migratory birds can also be sighted inside the Nature park.
Walkways in the Nature Park help the visitors to appreciate Nature in its most serene self. While inside the Nature Park, one can also enjoy, on a clear day, a breathtaking view of the entire range of Himalayas snow clad peaks.
Yak and horse riding
Another adventure option in Kufri is Yak and Horse riding. This is one of the best way to enjoy the landscape. 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.
Mahasu Peak is the highest peak in Kufri, offering breathtaking views of its surroundings. The path leading to the peak is surrounded by wooded forests of spruce and deodar. The Mahasu Ridge offers a great opportunity for skiing. The slopes at Mahasu Peak are best for beginners.
Picturesquely located amid forests and apple orchards on a pass between two valleys, Fagu is a vantage point with panoramic views of the higher ranges and valleys. Just 6 km from Kufri and 22 km from Shimla Fagu is located at the height of 2509 meters. Fagu has a rest house and tourist bungalow overlooking the Giri valley.
Skiing in Kufri
Shiing season in Kufri is from December to February. During the winter months bands of ski enthusiasts from all over the country drift from the snowy fields of Kufri to Narkanda in search of the finest ski slopes on which to flaunt their expertise. 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.
Hotels in Kufri
There are a few hotels and an amusement park in Kufri. Kufri Holiday Resort and Kufri Holiday Inn are two famous Kufri Hotels. Staying in these hotels is a pleasure in the summer months but staying there in winter months can make you uncomfortable due to low temperatures. Roads get blocked in winter season and there are chances that you are not able to Check-in at your hotel or get stuck in your hotel. Keep these travel tips in mind before booking hotel in Kufri in the winter season.
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