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Best Time To Visit Kufri

Best Time to Visit Kufri

Hidden in the bounty of Shimla is a heavenly hill station known as Kufri. It is one of Himachal Pradesh's untouched, unblemished regions. A tiny little hamlet with pockets full of beauty and charm, it has managed to tug at the heartstrings of millions of travellers. Its name is derived from the word 'lake' and boy does it have a repertoire of crystal-clear water bodies to showcase.

In its purest form, it offers tourists an opportunity to enjoy the wonderment and magic of winter. From snow angels to snowmen, the entire landscape transforms into Santa Clause's backyard. Is it any wonder that this obscure destination is now a playground for adventurers? With that being said, Kufri is equally enjoyable in summer and monsoon. While summers bloom with festivities, monsoons sing with serenity. As such, one might be confused as to what is the best time to visit Kufri. 

Luckily, we've put together this little season guide to aid you in your decision-making process. Depending upon your obligations and preferences, you may be inclining towards a certain time. But if you're still brooding, worry not. Read further to substantiate your choice and/or make the best choice!

Peak Seasons - October to March

Shoulder Season - April to June

Low Season - July to September

 

Travel Seasons

Min/Max Temperature

Season

October to March

5-28°C

Winter - Severe

April to June

17-37°C

Summer - Pleasant

July to September

20-32°C

Monsoon - Moderate rainfall

 

 

 

 

 

Kufri in Winter (October to March)

Temperature – The air temperature during winter generally fluctuates between 5°C and 28°C, although it can sometimes drop to sub-zero. 

Weather – Kufri during winter is a bitter, biting affair. The weather conditions can be described as harsh, with temperatures occasionally gracing the minus scale. Early mornings and nights are coated with an impenetrable frost. Cold winds grace the atmosphere, while thick layers of snow blanket the landscapes. Winter is the best season to visit Kufri in for adventure sports and thrills. 

Significance – Kufri winters are adrenaline pumping and fairy-tale-like in equal measure. From yak rides to skiing, tobogganing, paragliding, rappelling and river rafting, there’s no shortage of excitement and adventure. And, once you’re done with the thrills, there are charming and quaint villages to explore. The village of Fagu is laden with traditional houses and plump little fruit orchards that make it an idyllic setting. 

Why you should visit now – Kufri sparkles with all its might in winter. The magnificence of sun, snow and slate is something else! The soul of this hill station comes alive during these icy months. Synonymous with its adventure sports and recreation, no other time has the same conditions. The weather of Kufri in winter allows for a snow-globe effect which is simply ethereal!  

Things to know before the visit – As this is peak tourist season, hotels and tour packages will be booked extremely fast. Hence, do all your planning in advance. Take note of the fact that crowds will be larger, and queues will be longer. Lastly, account for frostbites and colds which are common occurrences during this time.  

Tips – Gear up for the climate to be extreme. It’s imperative to have woollen sweaters, scarves, gloves, beanies and socks. Make sure you have thermals and protective inner wear too! Invest in a good pair of ankle-length snow boots. Don’t forget that moisturizer and lip balm. Finally, carry some medication. 

 

Kufri in Summer (April to June)

Temperature – The air temperature during summer generally fluctuates between 12°C and 17°C, although it may occasionally increase to 37°C. 

Weather – The climate of Kufri in summer can be described as pleasing and pleasant. With amicable temperatures, one can bask in the beauty and serenity of this delightful hill station. The days are graced with buttercup sunshine, while a delicious nip in the air welcomes the nights. The atmosphere sings with ease and comfort, ideal for sightseeing and outdoor excursions. 

Significance – Kufri summers overflow with colourful local flavours as reflected in the Summer Festival. During this time the locals put up stalls, showcasing traditional art and craft. Summer is a splendid time to immerse yourself in authentic Himachali culture. Then there are the quintessential natural marvels and amusements that one should experience such as Mahasu Peak, Himalayan National Park and Kufri Fun World.  

Why you should visit now – Summer is the most comfortable and ideal time to explore Kufri. From long walks to scenic drives and treks, hiking, camping and horse riding, you can navigate the region with the utmost ease. Sightseeing and adventure sports are popular during this time. The best part? You don’t have the mist or rain getting in your way. 

Things to know before the visit – Summer season is mid tourist season, due to which there will be crowds of travellers. As such, make sure you make your bookings in advance and optimise on cost-effective deals. Also, don’t be fooled by the sun; the climate can get quite cold! Take note of the fact that the essence of this hill station lies in its winter season - summer landscapes can be rather bare. 

Tips – You have to be equipped with warm clothing, irrespective of it being summer. Long sleeve shirts, pants and a warm jacket are imperative. Throw in a scarf and a beanie too! Due to the elevation of this region, the sun’s direct gaze can be harmful. As such, make sure always to use sunscreen. Lastly, keep hydrated through the day and consume light and frequent meals.  

 

Kufri in Monsoon (July to September)

Temperature – The air temperature during the season of monsoon generally fluctuates between 20°C and 32°C, although it may occasionally drop to 10°C. 

Weather – Kufri monsoons are, indeed, gorgeous. The atmosphere is cool and alluring, the showers are rejuvenating, and the landscapes are evergreen! You can enjoy the enchantment and wonder that is so synonymous with this season. Luckily, the rain doesn’t disrupt tourism. Monsoon is regarded as the best climate to visit Kufri, if you’re craving a unique experience. 

Significance – Like other hill stations in north India, Kufri shines during the monsoons! Not only because of its natural beauty and peaceful vibes but for its wonderful culture and spirituality. Explore Kufri Tourist market and its charming offerings, visit Bhima Kali Mata Temple and say a quiet prayer, head over to Mahasu Peak and drink in the view! 

Why you should visit now – If you’ve ever wondered what floating in the sky feels like, this is your chance to experience it. During the monsoon, Kufri is enveloped in thick coats of mist and fog. The scenery is obscured in wisps of white, akin to fluffy clouds. You can genuinely feel the mystique of this exquisite hill station, during this period!

Things to know before the visit – Monsoon season is deemed as low tourist season. As such, travel and accommodation will be more affordable as agencies look to attract customers with better deals. Optimize this and spend your money on other resources.  

Tips – The season of monsoon comes with its perils. As always, pack an umbrella, windcheater and sturdy rain shoes. As the atmosphere can get quite cold, ensure you have appropriate clothing. Make sure your electronic devices are waterproof or in the safety of plastic bags. Don’t forget that mosquito repellent! 

Are you ready for that mountain state of mind? All you have to do is go through Thomas Cook’s Kufri holiday packages and you can be on your way!

 

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