Shimla - Kufri - Shimla
In the morning visit the Kufri a 30 minute drive from Shimla an exotica of nature as a place surrounded by dense forest and snow caped Mountain amidst virgin peak and nature flora and fauna where one can complete relax and turn oneself of nature beauty. Situated at an altitude of 2500 mt just an hour drive from Shimla and a very popular ski resort during the winter month later take a walking tour of shimla and visit the jakhoo hill which offer panoramic views of the Shimla town vice regal lodge Mall and overnight stay at hotel.
Kufri: If you want to discover the undiscovered, come to Kufri. It is a noted summer and winter destination for thousands of visitors. Kufri is just 16 km from Shimla, but at 2622 metres in Winter, carpets Kufri with snow. It is mini hill station in itself. Kufri is famous for its wide panoramic views where deep valleys and forests rise towards the lofty Himalayas. An enjoyable walk through thick cedar woods one leads up to the mahasu peak. At Kufri, Himachal Tourism runs the Café Lalit. Kufri also house a mini zoo. From Kufri a fascinating drive leads on to Chail. 6 kms from Kufri along the Hindustan-Tibet Road is Fagu. Astride a mountain saddle it presents some breathtaking scenery.
Jakhoo Hill: Jakhoo Hill, is located at a distance of 1 kilometre from the Ridge, and is at a height of 8,000 feet above sea level. The highest peak of Shimla provides a beautiful view of the city with sunrise, sunset, the valleys of evergreens and snow-covered Himalayan ranges. Jakhoo Hill also has an ancient Hanuman temple.
According to legend, the shrine is believed to exist since the times of Ramayana. The temple is a century old spiritual edifice that attracts devotees as well as trekkers and mountaineers.
The word 'Jakhoo' is derived from 'Yaksha', a link between humans and gods as per Hindu Mythology. The character is believed to be a protector of the divine treasure. The way to the temple is a narrow pavement that needs walking sticks to climb from the base.
The holy temple is home to innumerable monkeys. Perched on a hill top, it takes a trek of 30 minutes from The State Library through the dense pine forests to reach it. Ponies can also be hired from the base for a to and fro journey.