Kufri - oldest ski slopes OR ski destination OR its trekking and hiking OR Switzerland of India OR Switzerland of the East
Kufri is a famous hill station just 16 kms from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh well known for its ski slopes. Kufri Tourism gives paranomic view of the deep valleys, dense forests and lofty mountains. National Snow Statue Competition is held at Kufri every year in January.
Kufri along with Shimla and Chail forms the Golden Triangle of Himachal Pradesh. Tourists are fascinated by the breathtaking views of Kufri, Shimla and Chail along with the luxurious resorts like Toshali Royal View available for the tour to Shimla, Kufri and Chail.
Standing at an altitude of 2510 meters above sea level at Southern Himachal, Kufri was discovered in 1918 by the British people.
A small hill station of Himachal Pradesh, Kufri is 19-kms from Shimla connecting by national highway no. 22. Popular for its hiking and skiing trails in Himachal Pradesh, Kufri is at its natural best during winters. Skiing and tobogganing can be enjoyed along snow-capped slopes.
Skiing buffs and adventure seekers look forward to the annual winter sports festival held in February at Kufri to participate in it.
The Himalayan Nature Park is one of the major tourist Places in Kufri. This Park offers numerous endangered birds and animals such as goral, serow, musk deer, leopard, black bears and so on.
A walk through Mahasu Peak, crowned by a small temple, can be an ideal option for fun lovers as they have to cross a forest of spruce and deodar on the way. The Mahasu Ridge avails good slopes for skiing.
Access to Kufri
Kufri is well connected through rail, road and air. A better way to reach Kufri is via Shimla. This town is 19 kms from Kufri and well connected from rail, road and air network.
Another option to reach Kufri is through road. Shimla, Narkanda and Rampur avails regular buses to reach Kufri. One can also hire taxis from Shimla to visit Kufri.
Narrow guage is also another option to reach Kufri. Toy Trains are available up to Shimla, from here buses and taxis can be availed to reach Kufri.