Kufri is a small hill station of Himachal Pradesh. The Word Kufri is derived from the word Kufr which means a lake in the local language. This is founded by British in 1819. From 50 years this place is so famous among the tourists. Popular activity is trekking. Several trekking places such as Fagu, Rewalsar, Shimla etc are started from Kufri to reach Manali.
Chail, Shimla and Kufri jointly known as Golden Triangle of Himachal Pradesh. Kufri is a perfect summer gateway. Annual winter sports festival celebrates here. Sikking competitions are the major attractions of Kufri. It is the best place for natural lovers as well as trekking lovers. Before Kufri ceded to the British it was the part of Nepal.
What to see in Kufri:
Himalayan Wild Life Zoo: Plenty of birds, Felines and Antelopes are living here. State Bird of Himachal Pradesh is Himalayan Monal. This Monal can also be seen in this zoo.
Mahasu Peak: During the winter season slopes of Mahasu Peak acts as Skiing ranges. It is highest peak in Kufri.
Indira Tourists Park: It is the best place for the relaxation during the evening timings. A major attraction of the Indira Park is Coffee shop.
Himalayan National Park: This is the best place to see several varieties of flora and Fauna. Few small temples are located inside the park .They are open only during summer season.
Chini Bungalow: It is one of the famous attractions in Kufri. In this place most exciting statues are located here.
Kufri Fun World: This is an amusement park. It is well equipped with worlds highest go-kart track, Pools and rides. All adults, teenagers, children are more exited to visit this place.
What to see around Kufri:
Shoghi: This place is known for most beautiful temples. It is beautiful town with excellent climate and lush green cover. It is located 27 kms from Kufri.
Chail: Chail is a beautiful hill station located in Himachal Pradesh. It was founded by Bhupinder Singh, Maharaja of Patiala. This place is famous for its architecture and the Palace which was built during British rule. It is located 34 kms from Kufri.
Barog: Major attraction in Barog is Renuka Lake. This is the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh. It is located 65 kms away from Kufri.
Shimla: This is famous hub for Indian tourism sector. It is surrounded by Oak Deodar and Pine forests. Several popular hill stations are located here. Kohana Embroidery, Thapada embroidery and Handicrafts of Shimla are world famous. It is located 34 kms away from Kufri.
Solan: Apart from several temples, oldest breweries are also located here. This place is also known as Mushroom Capital of India. It is located 62 kms away from Kufri.
Getting to Kufri: Best way to reach this place is road way. From several cities like Rampur, Kandaghat, Dharampur, Panchkula, Kalka, Shimla buses are available. Nearest railway station is located at Shimla. From railway station taxis are available to reach Kufri. Nearest airport is located at Shimla.
Getting around Kufri: Buses and Taxis are available to visit surrounding places of Kufri.
Best time to visit Kufri: During winter season temperature will be below zero degrees. At that time visitors can enjoy snowfall. Best time to visit this place is between March to October.
Where to Stay in Kufri: Several budget and midrange hotels are available to stay in Kufri. Luxury hotels are not found here. Few resorts are available. They are located at Kufri – Fagu Road and Kufri – Chail Road.
Where to eat in Kufri: Very Limited restaurants are available to have food in Kufri. Famous snacks available here are noodles, chaat, Pakoras, parathas. Chinese Continental and Indian food are available to eat.