to Kufri : 22 kms
to Chail : 22 kms
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.
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
Nature Park, which has a collection of animals
and birds found only in Himachal Pradesh.
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.
: 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 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.
TO REACH KUFRI ?
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.
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.