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Kufri Tourism

Kufri is a quaint little hill town 20km away from Shimla,Himachal Pradesh. Earlier known to be the summer retreat for the British in 1819, Kufri still harbors its past through the colonial buildings and architecture around. With its pleasant summer weather and winter snowfall, Kufri is flocked by tourists almost at all times. However, snowfall is at its peak from November to March, which is also the best time to visit Kufri.

Located at an altitude of 2720 meters above sea level, Kufri is the starting point for some of the famous treks in Himachal. The Mahasu peak trek and the Fagu valley are two of the most sought-after places in Kufri, except you could hike or go on a pony ride from the parking lot to reach the top.

Visiting the Kufri Zoo, Kufri Fun World—best known for its Go-karting experience, and Yak rides are some fun things to do on your visit to Kufri.

When planning a visit to Kufri, include Chail in your itinerary as it's close by and has plenty of sightseeing options, such as temples, a wildlife sanctuary, and a nature park. Other destinations you could cover include Narkanda, Mashobra, Tattapani, and Naldehra; check out these Shimla packages for more.

Must Know Before You Travel to Kufri

  • There are several cabs and buses available in Shimla to go to the Kufri parking lot. It takes you around 40 mins to reach. The cab prices start from INR 1300. The bus fare is around INR 30-50 INR max. 
  • To reach the top of Mahasu Peak where most of the adventure activities are situated, you will have to take a ride on a pony which is very easily available here.
  • A pony ride should cost you around INR 500 per person for a round trip from the parking spot.
  • It is recommended to wear snowshoes and they can be rented as well for INR 250 per pair.
  • There is an entry ticket of INR 10 that has to be paid to Kufri Gram Panchayat and INR 10 to Fagu Gram Panchayat.
  • You can also hike to the top by yourself but the way is very muddy & slippery and slightly difficult because of the continuous commotion by all the other ponies.

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Restaurants and Local Food in Kufri

Kufri doesn't have much to offer for foodies as it is a small area and mostly covered with snow. However, there are few stalls which serve excellent momos, maggi, etc. which can cater to the hunger needs of travellers.
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Snow-Capped Mountains in Kufri
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Beautiful Kufri Covered with Snow

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What are the places near Kufri?

The top places near to Kufri are Shimla which is 9 km from Kufri, Kasauli which is located 36 km from Kufri, Manali which is located 127 km from Kufri, Mcleodganj which is located 158 km from Kufri, Narkanda which is located 25 km from Kufri

What are the things to do in Kufri?

The top things to do in Kufri are Kufri Fun World, Skiing in Kufri, Horse Ride to the Mahasu Peak, The Himalayan National Park, Mahasu Peak, Shimla. You can see all the places to visit in Kufri here

What are the top hotels in Kufri?

There are 472 in Kufri which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Kufri are Chapslee Hotel, Karam Vidhata Resorts, Hill-View 2BHK in Mashobra-Naldera, Premium Home Studio in Bharari, Hotel Kaithli Hills Shimla, Elegant 2BHK House in Bharari. You can see all the hotels in Kufri here

How much does a package cost for Kufri?

The packages for Kufri start at INR 7500 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What is the best way to reach Kufri?

Kufri does not have a railway station or an airport of its own. The most convenient way of traveling to Kufri is by reaching Shimla and then hiring a cab.
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What is the local food in Kufri?

Kufri doesn't have much to offer for foodies as it is a small area and mostly covered with snow. However, there are few stalls which serve excellent momos, maggi, etc. which can cater to the hunger needs of travellers.
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What is the best time to visit Kufri?

November to March are the best months to visit Kufri when the snowfall is at its peak

The summer season in Kufri starts from April and lasts till the end of June. With weather extremely pleasant, the temperature during this season is around 12 to 19 degree Celcius. The time is ideal for all the outdoor activities and hence is a great time to visit the place. 

Winters months in Kufri are from October to March. The place is very cold during these months and the temperature touches subzero levels. These months are perfect for all the snow activities, however snowfall is very regular, hence is not the best time to visit Kufri. 

The Monsoon showers hit Kufri from July to September. Rainfall is scanty and the temperature drops to 10-degree Celcius. 

For individuals looking for heaps of snow that covers the town or for a good skiing vacation, December to February maybe the best time to visit. However, for those looking to just enjoy the cool air with hill station vibes, the months of April to June are well suited. 
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Who should visit Kufri?

An ideal destination for the honeymoon couple and family trips. Also an ideal destination for the adventure junkies.

What is not so good about Kufri?

The place is a bit commercialized and overcrowded .

What is famous about Kufri?

A perfect holiday destination amidst the snow capped mountains and the scenic beauty. A skiing hub.

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Pallavi Siddhanta

6 years ago
Kufri Holiday Resort is a good option for a short stay in kufri
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Adventure Resorts Resort

on Skiing in Kufri 6 months ago
Skiing in Kufri at Adventure Resort Kufri is a thrilling experience. This winter activity allows you to ride down snowy slopes while surrounded by breathtaking Himalayan landscapes. Whether you're a (Read More)beginner or an experienced skier, our trained instructors ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. You'll feel the cool mountain breeze on your face as you navigate the slopes, making this a memorable adventure. And after an exciting day on the ski trails, you can relax in the cozy comforts of the resort. Skiing in Kufri is an excellent opportunity to take in the scenery while having fun in the snow. For more info

Rohit Shroff

6 years ago
- Kufri is a small district known mainly for its winter adventures and treks. Be careful with children while going on mules and horses, as the path is slippery.
- ALWAYS bargain. Kufri is a huge t (Read More)ourist spot, and the horse/mule/yak owners and shopkeepers, photographers might try to dupe you by quoting exorbitantly. Bargain everywhere.
- The Kufri Fun World does lack some security measures, keep a track of your children while they are on the rides. Carry ample of thick woolen clothing, the temperatures dip way below 0 in peak winter seasons.
- When on a trek, make sure you are carrying all essentials with you, including food and water. Longer treks need more things to be carried, prepare beforehand.
- Even cab rates are flexible, do bargain.
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