Kufri is a small hill station which is located at an altitude of 8607 feet above the sea level. It is at a distance of 20 Kms from Shimla and 27.8 Kms from Auramah Valley. It attracts a lot of tourists during summer season because of its cool and salubrious climate. None the less it can be visited in monsoon and winters as well.
Things To Do in Kufri
Kufri is the venue for winter sports festival which is annually organized by the tourism department of Himachal Pradesh. Kufri Fun Campus, Indira Tourist Park, The Himalayan National Park, Mahasu Peak and Chini Bungalow are some notable tourist attraction spots in Kufri. Kufri Fun Campus is a wonderful destination for family outings and is equipped with numerous rides, pools and other ultra-modern facilities. At the Himalayan National Park, you will witness a huge variety of animals and birds. Indira Tourist Park is in close proximity to The Himalayan National Park and is quite famous for its yak rides. Mahasu Peak is the highest peak in Kufri and the journey to the hilltop can be covered on the back of a horse or a mule. You can also pay a visit to Chini Bungalow which is very famous for its architecture.
Visit Himalayan National Park
The Himalayan National Park is a major tourist attraction in Kufri. It was established in 1984 and is spread across an area of 750 Sq. Km approximately. It is a habitat of almost 180 species of birds and recherche mammals. Some of the notable animals in the park include Leopard Cat, Sambhar, Ghoral, Black Bear, Tibetan Wolf, Monal, Cheer pheasant, White Crested Kaleej, Musk Deer, and Bharal. The immaculate design and the native surroundings of the park keep these wild animals close to their natural habitat. The animal enclosures within the park are relatively large, so you may have to hold up for some time to sight these animals. The park authorities also offer limited camping facilities and guided treks for student groups. Apart from spotting the wildlife you can even go on a trek and pay a visit to the various temples that are placed in the surrounding areas of the park.