Kufri Travel Guide
Kufri is a small town located near Shimla, one of the most popular hill stations of north India. Stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas, pleasant weather, and laidback feels make it an idyllic hill station for a short getaway. Due to its close proximity to Shimla, people often combine these two destinations for a more enjoyable trip.
Kufri is great for honeymooners, adventurers, or nature lovers. If you love skiing, adventure sports, and trekking, then there is a lot for you to do in Kufri. Whether you have a vacation filled with adrenaline rush or unwind by doing nothing and just relaxing in this splendid hill station, you’ll surely bring back memories for a lifetime.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
10°C to 30°C
(April to June)
(July to Sep)
10°C to 15°C
(Oct to Feb)
Relax amidst Gorgeous Alpines, Picture-Postcard Locales, Serene Ambience
Kufri, a picturesque hill town near Shimla is a popular destination that tourists prefer to flock into to avoid crowed Shimla. Shimla & its nearby places, including Kufri, once belonged to the Kingdom of Nepal. The zone was almost obscure and hidden from the world for long. Nevertheless, the place got back its prominence when the British decided to make Shimla their summer capital and Kufri being the nearest place from Shimla and naturally beautiful, gained importance. Located in the southern part of Himachal Pradesh, Kufri is perched at an altitude of 2,510 meters above mean sea level. It is 13 km from Shimla and the alpine weather here is enjoyable with summers being mild & pleasant and winters are cold. It experiences heavy snows in January and February. Monsoon in Kufri is the southwestern monsoon rains and showers between July and September. The gorgeous alpines, beauteous locales, peaceful ambience and freshness in air makes Kufri captivating. Popular for its location, Kufri is fancied by honeymooners, family holidayers and even more by adventure enthusiasts owing to trekking & skiing options here. Vast number of backpackers, winter sport lovers, trekkers and ski enthusiasts are seen here enjoying trekking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing. The snow clad mountain slopes here render the perfect condition for winter sports. Kufri also has some wonderful nature parks and impressive picnic spots in the backdrop of beautiful valleys & snow-cladded Mountains. Kufri also has number of holiday homes and resorts that are beautifully made so that tourist can enjoy the scenic beauty of the valley.
Kufri is famous for its panoramic scenes and refreshing atmosphere. Tourist enjoy the breathtaking views of lush green valleys and snow-capped peaks, in summer. Numerous such valleys serve as perfect picnic spots and tourists enjoy hiking and trekking in and around Kufri. If you are not the walker types, then explore Kufri on horseback. One of the popular places to visit in Kufri is the Himalayan Nature Park that houses animals and birds from Himachal Pradesh or the Himalayan zone. Indira Tourist Park, nearby Himalayan Nature Park also keeps tourists engaged with its panoramic view of the places around Kufri & adjacent valleys. Mahasu Peak is a trekking trail and the enthusiasts do not miss it. Perfect time to visit Kufri depends on your interest. If you are a winter sports lover, winters are the right time. Also the tourism department of the State conducts annual winter sports festival every year in February. Summers here are pleasant and flocked by family holidayers. The pleasant climate, stunning natural beauty, ease of accessibility and varied accommodation options make Kufri a perfect getaway.