The 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
Kufri is a tiny hill station located 19-kms from Shimla on the
National Highway No.22
Kufri is located in the southern part of the state of Himachal
Pradesh, in the northern region of India. It is perched at an altitude
of 2,510 m above sea level amongst the foothills of the Himalayas.
It is 13 km from Shimla. 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
Some 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 travelers 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.
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.
One can hike through thick forest around Kufri to the Mahasu Peak-
the highest peak in Kufri.
Indira Tourist Park
The Indira Tourist Park is near the Himalayan Nature Park and provides
panoramic view of the locations around.
Best time to visit
April to June & November to February
General Information & Accomdation info on Kufri city of Himachal
Pradesh - India