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Places to visit in Kufri

When you travel to Kufri, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Kufri, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Kufri to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Kufri things to do can include exploring Kufri attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Attractions in kufri


This is an archaeological site in the district of Shimla, also known as the RashtrapatiBhawan. This is the most spectacular structure in the city and is a great place for experience seekers and history buffs. It is located on the Observatory Hill, which is at the western edge of the Shimla ridge and is very near to Kufri. The palace is constructed in the Jacobethan style which adds to its magnificenceThis place is a must to visit and generally remains open from Tuesday to Sunday.


This is one of the oldest cultural complexes in India. Here you can experience various cultural forms of different local art and craft. This is a Gothic Victorian style marvel built in the colonial period of India near about 122 years back.  This complex is located on the Mall road and attracts a huge number of people every year from all nooks and corners of the world. It remains open from Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.


This is a place which will be loved by your kids. The Kufri Fun World is an amazing place where your kids can indulge themselves in ultimate fun and entertainment. There are numerous rides in the park which are loved by kids of all ages. Another popular place for kids is the Hip Hop Amusement Park which is located 6 kms away from Shimla. Virtual reality games, redemption games and the air hockey games are the major attractions of this amusement park. 


The jai Bhima Kali Mata temple is located just at the beginning of the main road from where the hill station of Kufri starts. This temple is recognized as a highly sacred place and is popular among both the locals and the tourists. The main attraction inside this temple is a pond which is regarded as a sacred place. The pond is located within the temple premise and is named as Kupher. Another important religious place in Kufri is the Shri DurgaMandir. 


The Himalayan Nature Park is one of the most popular parks in Kufri meant for the animal lovers. The forest Department has set up this park to create awareness among the local people to restore flora and fauna of the place. This park inKufri is situated 2,600 meters above the sea level and covers an area of 90 hectares. A huge variety of trees can be found in this park, including spruce, deodar, blue pine, fir and oak. The Kufri natural park gives opportunities to the birds and animals to live in an environment similar to the wild environment of the forest. 


The small hill station of Kufri situated at the foothills of the Himalayas remained unknown to the rest of the world till 1819. This is a scenic vacation spot which is away from the noisy life of the city and has some must see places. There are quite a few mesmerizing places near Kufri which offers some wonderful scenarios. Fagu is one such place located 6 kms away from Kufri. The tourist bungalow at the top of the hill overlooking the Giri valley is the major attraction here. Two other places which are located at a close proximity with Kufri are the Indira Tourist Park and the Mahasu Peak from where the ranges of Badrinath and Kedarnath are clearly visible. 


If you are a nature lover, then the Himalayan National Park and the Indira Tourist Park are your ultimate destinations. The Himalayan National Park is the most renowned tourist attraction of the Himachal Pradesh. More than 180 species of uncommon birds and animals can be seen in this National Park. To get an interesting view of the Himalayas you may pay a visit to the Indira Tourist Park, which is situated just beside the Himalayan National Park. The peaceful ambience of the park and the amusing climate makes it an awesome place to spend time with your family and friends. 


Visiting Kufri during the winter festival is the best way to know the culture of Kufri. This winter festival is the main highlight of the place. This is generally held in February and is participated by a huge number of skiing experts. Apart from these skiing experts numerous people are also there who join the festival from every nook and corner of the world. The nerve chilling experience of skiing is the major attraction of Kufri during this winter festival as well as the rest of the year. This beautiful hill station was once within the boundary of Nepal. After the Independence of India, it became a part of Shimla.


Starting from the mountains to the natural parks Kufri offers you enough opportunities to enjoy nature. You can witness nature at its best while trekking. If you are looking for something less strenuous then you can take a peaceful walk through the streets of this small hill station.

Activities in kufri

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If you are an adventure lover, then Kufri has a lot to offer. The most popular sport enjoyed here is horse riding. You can explore the entire highland of Kufri by riding a horse starting from the base of the Himalayan Nature Park. If you have the guts you can also go for Yak riding. Trekking to the Mahasu Peak is also an exciting adventure.

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In order to relax in Kufri you can go for a winding drive through the mountain roads and relax your eyes by seeing the beautiful sceneries around you. You can stop a while near the Ashwani stream to enjoy the beauty of the spot. There are two villages on the way, namely Chail and Kandhaghat where you can get to see the culture of Kufri.

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Though nightlife is very limited in Kufri, you can get some exciting adventures to do if you book an Adventure Resort. These are the new attractions in Kufri where you can enjoy live music performances in the evening and even DJ nights.  Some exhibitions are also arranged from time to time in such resorts.

Food in kufri


You will find restaurants of all types in Kufri which will easily fit in your budget. You can even taste North Indian and Chinese cuisine at Kufri. Some of the popular restaurants of Kufri are Farsan, More Please Restaurant, Snow Shelter Hotel, Kufri Holiday Resort, Lutyens, Bhasoli Restaurant, The Restaurant and a few more. To taste some authentic and local dishes you can pay a visit to the Farsan restaurant. Apart from restaurants, some well known café’s are also there which serves you the best quality evening snack. The Cafeteria at KufriChail Road is also a must visit.


You will find numerous types of dishes in the multi-cuisine restaurants. You can even try some authentic Indian dish also. Some locally popular and authentic recipes of Kufri region are KheerPoore, BesanChilaa, Sabz Chana, MooliParantha, PahariAlooKhatta and a few more. These all are authentic Himachal Pradesh recipes also known as ‘Pahari recipes’. 

Night Life in kufri


Though not comparable to the cosmopolitan cities, Kufri has its own share of nightlife. Some happening and urban clubs are there where you can shake your leg. The most famous among them is the Footloose disco which will give you the experience to hear some rocking music. Some other popular clubs are the Lobby Lounge, The Pub and Devico’s Bar.


Very few bars and pubs can be found in Kufri as nightlife in this hill station is very limited. One of the most popular bars is Monkshwhich is situated on the Mall Road. Seventh Heaven is another well known bar. Some other bars are Head Over Hills, Downing Street, Bloody Merry, Silver Oak and a few more.

Shopping in kufri


You can buy some exquisite jewellery and handicrafts from this flea market. This market is usually set up once or twice a week and you get things for a very reasonable price. It is also a good place to get hold of some fresh fruits.


The Diamond Food Mall is the most popular departmental store of this hill station where you will get the best quality packed and loose food. The Super Bazar at Longwood in Shimla ia another famous departmental store where you get good quality products. Some other popular stores are Landmark, Fusion Showroom, Octave, 7 Colors Nike and a few more.


The Mall Road in Shimla located at a close proximity with Kufri is the most popular road for numerous street shops. No automobiles except emergency vehicles are allowed on this road and you can easily stroll on the streets in the evening purchasing little stuffs. The Himachal Emporium is the most popular shop here.

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