Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Kufri, a beautiful hill near Shimla : Introduction,History, Main Attraction (Mahasua Peak, Tourist & National Park, Horse & Yak Safari), Hotels


Altitude :2,510 metres
Languages :Hindi, English, Himachali
Best time to visit :April-June and November -February

Kufri is a beautiful hill station located near Shimla. Kufri is popular for its trekking trails and hiking. It is one of the most popular destinations for adventure lovers in Himachal Pradesh. Many skiing enthusiasts tour Kufri in winter, when the hill resort dons the white sheet of snow.


Kufri is located about 19 kilometres from Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. The hill resort is located in the southern part of the state at an altitude of 2,510 metres above sea level.


The region around Shimla including Kufri was once part of the Kingdom of Nepal. The region came into light only when the British discovered Shimla and the surrounding areas in 1819. Shimla was the summer retreat of the British during the Raj era.

Attractions Of Kufri

Himalayan National Park
Himalayan National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Rich in flora and fauna, the Park has a good population of avian species. Some of the wildlife spotted here are musk deer, ibex, black and brown bears and pheasants. Enjoy a safari in the Himalayan National Park and satiate your thirst for wildlife.

Indian Tourist Park
Blessed with mind-boggling scenic beauty, the Indian Tourist Park is a wonderful place for photography. Being a famous picnic spot of Kufri, it is flocked by many a visitor.

Mahasu Peak
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. During the winters Mahasu Peak gets flooded with adventurous tourists.

Sports Festival

It is a unique and exciting festival celebrated in the month of February. It is organized by the Himachal Tourism where many courses for beginners are organised. However, the skiing competition is the main highlight of the festival. Highly skilled skiers flock to this place to participate in the event.

Horse and Yak Safari
Tourist can explore the natural beauty of Kufri on a horse or Yak safari. It is truly an interesting and adventurous way to explore any place.

List of Hotels in Kufri
  • Kufri Hill Resort, Kufri.
  • Galleu Hill Resort, Kufri
  • Snow Shelter Hotel, Kufri
  • Kufri Holiday Inn Hotel, Kufri
  • Kufri Snowview Resort, Kufri

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