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Kufri
(Himachal Pradesh, India)

 

DISTANCES / LOCATION

  • Shimla to Kufri : 22 kms
  • Kufri to Chail : 22 kms

GENERAL INFORMATION

Kufri is a tiny hill station located 19-kms from Shimla on the National Highway No.22. At a height of 2501 ms, girded by awesome pinncles, Kufri is a scenic hill resort 16 kms from Shimla. From December to March it wears its white winter garb, with snow trimmings on its undulating slopes are fashioned by nature to exhilarate lovers of winter sports. Skiing facilities and training for beginners are available during the best part of winter.

Best time : Round the year, except for the monsoon period between July and early September. December to February is the skiing season, if there is adequate snow on the slopes.

PLACES TO VISIT

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

The Indira Tourist Park, which is near the Himalayan Nature Park and provides panoramic view of the locations around Kufri. In winters, the snow-covered slopes of Kufri come alive with skiers and other visitors.

EXCURSIONS

Shimla : Shimla, the capital state of Himachal Pradesh is only 13 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 another interesting place in the vicinity of Kufri.Fagu, is 6 km from Kufri, is an interesting picnic spot set amongst forests and orchards.

HOW TO REACH KUFRI ?

Special conducted bus tours can be hired from Kufri to Shimla. Regular buses and taxis are also available from Shimla. But to fully savour the scenic views between Shimla and Kufri nothing could be better than trekking the 16 kms way.

CLIMATE CONDITIONS

The weather in Kufri is alpine. Summers (April-June) are mild while winters (November-February) are cold. It experiences southwestern monsoon rains in July-September. It experiences heavy snowfall in December-January.

 

 
 
 

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