State: Himachal Pradesh
Coordinates: 31.102200 77.263603
Kufri, located at an altitude of 2743 m, derives its name from ‘Kufr’ which means ‘lake’ in the local language. It is a small town at a distance of 13 km from Shimla. This place witness tourists all round the year and is especially popular among trekkers owing to the adventures activities such as skiing, tobogganing, paragliding etc.
The main attractions include Mashru Peak, Himalayan Nature Park and Indira Tourist Park due to which, Kufri earned the credit and attention of tourists to the much more famous hill station, Shimla.
Kufri is also an ecstasy for nature fanatics, for one can enjoy the great Himalayan delights and the apple orchids, which makes one Spell bound. For the environmentalist or the wildlife lover its salubrious climate and compelling flora fauna makes Kufri a perfect summer destination.
The place is famous for its annual winter sports festival, organized by the tour and travel department of Himachal Pradesh and is celebrated every year in the month of February. It is the major attraction among tourists accompanied by skiing competitions which is the main event at this festival.
Tourists can easily reach Kufri, as the town is well connected to Shimla by means of air, rail, and bus. There are quite a few accommodation options in Kufri which offer both budget and mid-range services. Besides resorts are also available that offer top quality service.
Nonetheless, the town has some exciting places to eat at the Main Market area. Also there are numerous street stalls serving parathas, pakoras, tea, coffee and noodles. For shopaholics this is a nice place to hang around as the amazing handicrafts, shawls and silver jewelry forms the prime attractions among visitors.