Kufri in Shimla

Snow-capped mountains and peaceful environs await you here

Snow-capped mountains and peaceful environs await you here | Photo credit: WIkimediacommons/Shahnoor Habib Munmun

Kufri Overview

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Kufri, nestling 8000 ft above sea level, is a small hill station in Shimla district. It is located at a distance of 16 km from central Shimla, on NH-22. The scenic environs and snow-capped landscapes attract tourists from all parts of the country and abroad. Nature does its best in Kufri to amaze onlookers at every turn.

This picturesque destination has various places of interest, each of which is worth visiting. During winters, hills in Kufri serve as popular spots for skiing. The highest peak in Kufri – Mahasu Peak is covered with thick forests and is another tourist hot spot. The hill station also has a Himalayan Nature Park, which serve as home to several common and rare animal species like hangal, brown bear and Himalayan Monal – the state bird of Himachal Pradesh. Other important attractions here include the Chini Bungalow – known for its architecture and statues, and Kufri Fun World – a happening amusement park.

Listed among India's top travel destinations, Kufri boasts of an assorted selection of hotels ranging from luxury to budget. Do splurge at least once or twice at Kufri's best restaurants like Kufri Holiday resort and Snow Shelter Hotel.

  • Photo Opp

    The mystic land of Kufri, characterised by lofty Himalayas as well as pine and deodar forests, is an ideal destination for photo enthusiasts. From the beautiful Mahasu Peak to a marvellous selection of historical attractions and parks, there is plenty to capture! So, charge your camera batteries and set off for an enthralling photo shoot spree here.
  • For Kids

    Kufri is an ideal destination for kids. Apart from enjoying the natural beauty of this place, kids will love to enjoy in the Kufri Fun World. It is a popular amusement park that features various rides, pools and go-kart track. The go-kart track in this park is the world's highest of its kind. Kids will definitely have a memorable experience here.
  • Movie Connect

    The natural beauty of Kufri and its scenic environs has not only attracted tourists but Bollywood filmmakers, as well. The famous Yahoo! Song from Junglee – a blockbuster film of 1961 has been shot here. The classic song featured superstars Shammi Kapoor and Saira Banu.

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Location

Shimla, 171019, Himachal Pradesh