Located 17 km from Shimla, Kufri is one of the most sought-after destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Owing to a much higher altitude and its proximity to Shimla, Kufri attracts visitors from all parts of the world. Most of the Shimla tour packages include Kufri on their list along with places such as Chail, Mashobra, Narkanda, and Naldhera.
Places to Visit in Kufri
Located 13 km from the state capital Shimla, Kufri Wildlife Zoo preserves the Himalayan Wildlife and displays the biodiversity of Kufri. The zoo is home to rare antelopes, deer, snow leopard, bear, various species of felines, and the state bird of Himachal Pradesh, Himalayan Monal. The pathway gets covered with snow during the winters making it a perfect skiing track.
Located at the altitude of 2,450 m, Fagu derives its name from the word ‘fog’. Fagu is a tiny village lying amid two valleys and is around 6 km from Kufri. Most of the area is covered with conifers of Himalayan cedar and spruce.
Mahasu is one of the highest points in Kufri offering a breathtaking view of Kedarnath and Badrinath temple. Hiking is one of the best things you can do in Kufri. While people often indulge in trekking and hiking during the summer, in the winters, it becomes a great spot for skiers.
Himalayan National Park
Established in 1984, the Himalayan National Park boasts over 180 species of animals and birds. Snow leopard, Himalayan brown bear, Himalayan thar, musk deer, and blue sheep are some of the main attraction of the park. The park also has a huge variety of flora including blue pine, deodar, oak, spruce, and holly along with colourful herbaceous plants.
Indira Tourist Park
The park is located close to the Himalayan National Park and is famous for providing its tourist with stunning views of the lush greenery and surrounding landscapes. You can also indulge in activities such as getting yourself clicked wearing their traditional dresses, pony ride, yak ride etc.
Bhima Kali Mata Temple
The temple is situated a little before the main road where Kufri starts. Bhima Kali Mata Temple is considered as a highly sacred temple visited by both locals and tourists alike. There is a pond named ‘Kupher’ in the premises of the temple. This is where the place Kufri got its name.
Kufri Fun World
Kufri Fun World, also known as Adventure Resort (New Kufri) is one of the most sought-after places among the adventure enthusiasts. If you are looking for some thrilling activities, look for those Shimla tour packages, which include Kufri Fun World in their itinerary.
Plan a trip to Kufri, enjoy the stunning views of the magnificent Himalayas, and admire the natural environs.