Things to do in Kufri for a Perfect Hill Town Vacay


Top things to do in Kufri

Kufri is a dainty town tucked in the mighty Himalayas in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Offering scintillating views of the valleys, mountains and rivers, there are also a number of exciting activities and things to do in Kufri. From skiing to trekking, yak rides and tobogganing, there is a lot that the hill town has, to offer to the tourists. Especially popular as a romantic getaway, the place is equally popular among families and friends. Given below is a comprehensive list of the things to do in Kufri. Have a look!

Here is the list of 8 Things to do in Kufri for a Perfect Hill Town Vacay

1. Experience the Thrills of Skiing

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Kufri, the winter sports capital of Shimla, leaves each and every visitor splendid with its beautiful white cover of snow. One of the prime things to do in Kufri is experiencing the joy of skiing. It is a skier's paradise. From the first snowfall of the year to the time the snow melts it is flocked by hundreds of skiers. Skiing is Kufri's primary allure. The slopes, the heights, and the snowy carpet it offers are the most adventurous platforms for skiing. The thick cover of snow is perfect for hosting the adventurous sport.

2. Enjoy a Horse Ride to the Mahasu Peak

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Mahasu Peak, the highest peak in Kufri, is accessible only by horse/mule. The muddy road is best traversed on horseback, which makes for an interesting experience. Scaling the trails on the horse back is one of the most memorable experiences that Kufri can offer you. Unique to the region, the activity is among the topmost things to do in Kufri.

3. Wildlife Spotting at The Himalayan National Park

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The Himalayan National Park offers a steal for the wildlife enthusiast and trekking junkie in you. The Park has about 180 species of birds and extremely rare mammals to offer. The trek, organized by Sai Ropa Tourist Centre, with rangers, requires you to have a travel insurance that covers an emergency helicopter evacuation. The trek lasts for five to eight days, and is the best way to experience the diversity offered by the Park.

4. Experience a Unique Yak Ride

One of the most unique things to do in Kufri is experiencing a Yak ride. The slow, prodding, fluffy animals will make you go back in time when people travelled on yaks. Besides an experience to remember, you will also be able to witness beautiful landscapes and gorgeous views while on the route.

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5. Enjoy a Bird's Eye View from the Mahasu Peak

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This journey to the highest peak in Kufri can only be covered on horse/mule back, considering the path is very muddy and almost impossible to tread on foot. The horses/mules can be hired for Rs. 650 for Mahasu and Rs. 380 to Deshu Peak. The Nag Temple on top of the peak is a sight to behold, as is the panoramic view from the top. Worth the visit.

6. Enjoy Tobogganing Down the Snowy Trails

Tobogganing is lately emerging to be one of the topmost activities and things to do in Kufri. A reminiscent of older times, the activity allows you to slide down snowy trails on a sledge, alone or with company. The route offers and enchanting view of snow clad peaks and valleys replete with trees and meandering streams. You should definitely try this out while you are in Kufri.

7. Visit the Gorgeous Indira Tourist Park

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The Indira Tourist Park is close to the Himalayan National Park, and offers a great deal for a calm ambience, with a good atmosphere, good food and coffee. The Himachal Tourism run Cafe Lalit is a quaint coffee shop bound to lift your spirits at every visit.

8. Have a Fun Day-Out at Kufri Fun World

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Located at 2800 metres above sea level, Kufri Fun World is one of the highest amusement parks in the world. It has the highest go kart track in the world. Situated amidst the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, it is one of the most beautifully situated amusement parks in the world. Visiting here is one of the top touristy things to do in Kufri.

This post was published by Aqsa Aleem

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