A paradise close to the iconic hill-stations of Manali & Shimla, Kufri is the place to be for those who want to experience the mesmerizing charm of snowfall. At 13 km from Shimla, this Himalayan hamlet was discovered by the British in 1819. With scenic hills, Kufri makes for a vacation spot that is away from the hustle-bustle of the capital city.
If you’re into adventure sports, Kufri will present you with ample opportunities to ski or skate. If you're visiting Kufri during the winter, it's the best time for a spot of skiing. The government offers a number of ski courses ranging from a day to several days—ski equipment is available for hire as well. If you want to bring in trekking, try relating it with the activity and not the panoramic view.
Yak riding and horseback riding are also greatly popular among tourists. Kufri is home to the world’s highest go-karting track at the amusement park located at its loftiest peak, Mahasu. All these aspects of Kufri make it the adventure hotspot in Himachal Pradesh. , especially in February which is when Kufri hosts the annual Winter Sports Festival.
Ornithologists and nature-lovers are also in for a treat when they visit Kufri. Take a stroll through the renowned Himalayan Wildlife Zoo and catch a good glance of the majestic white leopards, brown bears, rare antelopes, and exotic migratory birds. The zoo is also home to the Himalayan Monal, the national bird of Himachal Pradesh.
- State: Himachal Pradesh
- District: Shimla
- Altitude: 2510 m above sea level
- Temperature: MAX : 20C | MIN : 5C
- Distance to major cities: Ambala – 170 km, Kalka – 113 km, Chandigarh – 214 km, Shimla – 13 km
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12°C to 19°C.
-2°C to 10°C
July to September
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Kufri encounters run of the mill mountain atmosphere including warm, lovely summer and extreme cool winter. The late spring season is for the most part thought to be a decent time to visit however, the spot witnesses a moderate inflow of vacationers amid winter season also. Kufri gets moderate precipitation from July to October. The winter in Kufri is compelling with substantial snowfall amid December and January. Regardless of the amazing climatic conditions parcel of sightseers inspired by snow related exercises like skiing visit Kufri amid this time.