Cuddle close to your loved one, sipping hot chocolate fudge under a thatched roof, tuning to the sounds of cheering pheasants, watching the pristine snow drop down, snow so immaculate that it puts the word ‘white’ to shame. If you are wondering where you can experience such haven on Earth, it’s Kufri. This hill station which is a popula rplace to holiday in Shimla
is breath giving to adventurers, presenting unlimited opportunity for tobogganing, trekking, hiking and Horse riding!
Kufri is your ideal summer station during the months of April to June. And for daredevil adventurers November to February is the apt time for skiing. Winter sports and National snow statue competition are held annually by the Himachal Pradesh travel
and tourism department.
The snow capped slopes of the Mahasu Ridge magnetize several tourists for skiing experiences. Many Ski coaches teach beginners the skill of skiing. Free lance and professional skiers skim on the slopes of splendorous snow! The highest peak in Kufri is the Mahasu peak this is one spot you should never miss. The trail leading to the peak is bordered by woody forests of spruce and deodar.
The Himalayan Nature Park
Walk amidst ninety hectares of temperate vegetation in The Himalayan Nature Park that serves as a natural habitat for various animals and birds of the Western Himalayas. The Himalayan National Park is home to the rare species of Barking Deer, Hangal, Brown Bear, Musk Deer and rare varieties of Pheasants and Monal kept in social consortium. Exotic migratory birds add beauty to the already magnificent park and are best explore on Himachal tours in North India
Kufri is the epitome of tranquil and serenity, enjoy the backdrop and scenery patiently on Yak and Horseback. The safari sets out to the energetically green woodlands, sky scrapping mountains and gushing rivers. ‘Kufer’ the important attraction of Kufri is a pond, and it’s from ‘Kufer’ the town got its name. To get a picturesque display of nature you must visit the Indira Tourist Park. Shivalik range, Shimla hills and temples are other places you can probably visit during your stay in Kufri.
The area around Shimla including Kufri was in bounds of Nepal territory. In 1819, the British discovered this hidden section which remained obscure from the rest of the world. Kufri is now part of Himachal Pradesh, India. You can reach Kufri on road by hiring a taxi in Rampur, Shimla or Narkanda, since Kufri does not have an airport or a railway station. However Shimla has an airport and a railway station. Kufri is also well connected to Delhi, Chandigarh, Manali and Amritsar via road. Once you get to Kufri, you can discover its beauty on horseback or even Yak safari. All India tourist permit vehicles are available too so book your Kufri holidays from Delhi
for a comfortable and hassle free holiday.
Kufri being an important tourist spot in Himachal Pradesh won’t trouble you finding a nice cozy niche for stay. Ranging from Budget Hotels (Rs 1000 to 2000 per day) like PWD Rest House to the above budget hotels (Rs 1500 to 2500 per day) like HTPDC Winter Sports Club. With all these Multi Cuisine Restaurants you can get absolutely any type of food. Local tea stalls and Dhabbas are very ethnic, traditional and cheap.
Souvenir shopping can be done with a little creativity! You can take home to your friends’ greeting cards made with Yak hair. Or ornaments designed with Yak hair. Scent bottles of many trees are available in Kufri. Don’t miss it! Heavy duty shoppers can head to Shimla for shopping. The Budget estimate for a couple for the trip would be around Rs 8000 (Includes travel from Shimla, hotel expense, transport within town and food).
Planning your trip
A perfect Kufri trip to Shimla Kullu Manali
can be planned for two days. You can spend a day trekking and skiing on the slopes of Mahasu Ridge. One day for the horse and Yak Safari, seeing all the parks and souvenir shopping. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, get your gloves, ski’s and leather jacket and head to Kufri!