Nestled in the lap of the majestic Himalayas, Kufri is an idyllic hill station where you go to lose yourself in the beauty of nature. Encircled by a breathtaking scenery, Kufri is hard to miss if you are a nature lover in search of an unspoilt location to spend a holiday. A trekker’s paradise, Kufri is also the starting point of many popular treks and is a hub for activities like bogganing and skiing. This tourist place in Himachal promises to be a delight for adventurers, nature lovers, honeymooners and family vacationers alike.
Kufri is derived from the word 'Kufr' which literally translates to ‘Lake’ in the local language. Discovered by the British in 1819, Kufri is a popular tourist attraction near Shimla due to its breathtaking Himalayan charm and adrenaline rushing skiing opportunities. The surrounding verdant forests of cedar trees add to the rustic charm of this place. Situated at an altitude of 2743 meters, Kufri is a haven for nature and adventure lovers.
Kufri offers tourists the chance to connect with nature and spirituality at the same time in its enchanting Nag Temple, situated at the Mahasu Peak. The breathtaking views of the holy Kedarnath and Badrinath ranges from this peak, also considered as one of the highest points of Kufri, is something you will not forget for a lifetime. This hill station in Himachal Pradesh also boasts Chini Bangla, the residence of the former prime minister of India, the late Ms. Indira Gandhi done in the colonial era design. The best way to soak in the pleasures of Kufri is to take a leisurely stroll through its lush cedar woods and vibrant flower gardens. The Indira Tourist Park is one such sightseeing spot where you can go on an enthralling journey adorned with immense natural beauty.
The Great Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri, on the other hand, is home to more than 180 species of animals and birds. Lie down on the grass and watch some of the most exotic species of birds in their natural habitats. One of the most famous and unique tourist attractions of Kufri is its yak riding activity, which the travellers can enjoy amidst the towering Himalayan Mountains.
One can also take a yak ride all the way up to the picturesque and pristine site of Fagu, situated 6 km away from Kufri. Apart from this, there are various adventure activities such as skiing, tobogganing, go-karting and horse-riding in Kufri to satiate the adventure lovers’ adrenaline inducing desires. Kufri, with its many outdoor activities, will surely make a traveller hungry. Luckily, it has numerous mouth-watering dishes like Siddus and Sepu Badu Madra to satisfy your taste-buds and tummies.
Situated near Shimla, the skiing destination of Kufri is also a photographer’s delight. With its panoramic views of the Himalayas, attractive trekking routes, rich flora and fauna and an abundance of thrilling activities, Kufri promises a plethora of things to do and places to see in order to provide you with a holistic and fun-filled vacation.
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Kufri boasts a number of fine and decently priced accommodation options catering to travellers of different types. However, one can also stay in Shimla which offers a greater number of places to stay than Kufri ranging from luxury hotels to backpacker hostels and guesthouses.