Kufri is a summer resort situated at height of 8600 feet (2,510 m) above the sea level. It is away from the busy life of Shimla and known for its cool moderate climate, scenic beaty and landscape meadows. Tourists avail the opportunity of taking good pictures and enjoy trekking and hiking trails. The best time to visit kufri is when its under the cover of snow in winters. The mountainous slopes of Kufri gives an advantage to visiter’s in winters to enjoy the sporting nature of Skiing and tobogganing. Exquisite nature parks and scenic spots in the backdrop of natural settings are prime attractions. Visiters enjoy the panoramic views of the valley and the snow clad foothills of Himalayas. From Kufri if weather permits, one can have a view of clear himlayan ranges and If you are lucky to visit on a clear evening, the mesmerizing sunset at the Himalayan ranges can also be enjoyed.
Green dense forests surrounds Kufri and walking, hiking and trekking through these green dense forests is really challenging but at the end gives a lot of mind soul experience.
Visitors can make their holiday more exciting with a horse ride to explore the dense hilly regions of Kufri. Horse riding is one of the most popular activity tourists can enjoy here. For tourist this is a sport for leisure but for people here it is not only a leisure but a companion to reach some far dense places where there is no other means of transportation and horses are the only sole means of travel. While in Kufri horse riding is a must in order to explore the highland of Kufri. The ride can be enjoyed starting from the base of Himalayan National Park to the apple orchards, temples. The cost varies from Rs 150 to Rs 600 with respect to season to season.
Aprox Horse rate
For half way : Aprox Rs 380
To the top : Aprox Rs 650/-
Snow Boot : Rs 100,
Duration : 1 hour 15 minutes minimum required.
Skiing is also another sport very famous in Kufri; Rates are around Rs 400 for half an hour. Kufri remains in Snow from December to end of Feb. Probably this is the only point in Shimla where more snow for tourist to enjoy is available in winter.
Popular spots to visit in and around Kufri are The Himalayan Nature Park and Indira Tourist Park. Kufri comes alive during the winter season when a number of skiing enthusiasts visit this place. Winter sports festival is in February is a major draw.
In kufri there are many restaurant and shops selling souvenirs, woolen items, handicarfts and Ethnic items . Visitors can reach the top by their own vehicle also. Also visitors can enjoy walking in kufri and will take around 30 to 40 minutes to reach to the top.