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
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 travellers 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 winters.
is a tiny hill station located at 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 Mashru
Peak- the highest peak in Kufri.
Nature Park: 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 the park.