Located near Shimla, Kufri is a beautiful hill station enveloped in sheer natural beauty. Offering both scenic beauty and adventure, it occupies a prized place on the map of Himachal Pradesh. The literal meaning of the term Kufri is ‘Pond’. This wonderful place was once a destination within the boundary of Nepal. When it comes to adventure, Kufri has amazing adventure sports to offer.
Step into this wonderland during the winter season as during this time it becomes an epitome of natural beauty. You can also experience the beauty of snowfall in winters. The views of the mountains cloaked in snow are simply overwhelming. Offering picturesque surroundings, salubrious climate, arresting valleys and forests and adventure sports opportunities, Kufri never fails to capture the hearts of tourists. The most propitious time to visit this tourist destination is from December to February. Skiing, trekking and hiking are the famous adventure sports one can enjoy in Kufri.
Main Tourist Attractions of Kufri
Himalayan Nature Park
Visit this Park for sighting a variety of species of terrestrial and avian fauna, unique to Himalayas. The Park provide shelter to wildlife such as Musk deer, Ibex, black and brown bears, Pheasants and Barking deer. The park also offers majestic views of the Himalayas.
Indira Tourist Park
Located at an easy distance from the Himalayan Nature Park, this Park offers breathtaking views of the surroundings. Famous as a picnic spot, it attracts many a tourist.
It is the must-see attraction of Kufri. It is the highest peak here, which rewards visitors with bird’s eye view of the surroundings. The path leading to the peak is truly adventurous as it is surrounded by picturesque forests. If you are interested in skiing, then the Mahasu Ridge is the best bet. The slopes at this peak are perfect for beginners.
Yak and Horse riding
You must try out Yak or Horse riding at Kufri. It is the most interesting way of exploring such a fascinating destination.