Kufri is the travel destination one should definitely add to their bucket list. This place is loaded with everything one looks for in a perfect vacation destination. Situated 7500 ft. above sea level this place is bliss to visit. Kufri is a perfect winter getaway for those who seek to dunk themselves in the snowy blanket and a pleasant escape from the unruly sun in summers. Winter slopes provide a perfect skiing experience which is the most popular winter sport played here.
This place can never lag behind in giving you an amazing vacation for it provides a full holiday package from an amusement park to horse and yak riding. It has a zoo hosting rare antelopes, felines, and many birds. Himalayan Nature Park sprawled across 90 hectares of land comprises different types of flora and fauna. Indira Tourist Park treats your eyes to the panoramic view of the nearby places. Chini Bungalow, famous for its statues and architecture is a must-visit. Your visit to Kufri is always incomplete if you fail to visit Mahasu Peak – The highest peak in Kufri. Also a venue for winter sports festival this place was once a part of the kingdom of Nepal until it was seized by the British Raj. Kufri indeed will make sure that once you visit here you will definitely leave with a bag full of memories with your family and friends.
You can almost find all the delicacies of a Himalayan region in Kufri. Almost all the eating joints and restaurants are located in and around the market area. You can treat your taste buds with all kinds of Indian street food like pakoras, gol gappas, chaats, etc. and of course, the tempting aroma of tea from small tea stalls is like the cherry on the cake in the chilly environment of Kufri. The flavored variety of tea (ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, etc.) makes it just too irresistible. And not ignoring the fact that no Himalayan hill station is complete without it serving you the 2 minutes instant noodles made with love with and some Indian desi tadka. These small shops at every step in Kufri make sure that you never get bored of this place since it makes sure that every step you take adds up to one more item to your bag of memories.
Kufri has accommodation options too. Both budget and mid-budget hotels along with some resorts are available which provide good services. The rooms in these hotels make sure that you never live a moment without being astonished by the beauty this place has in store. Almost all the accommodations are within the vicinity of the main market. This makes your stay more comfortable as you are just a few steps away from all your needs. Resorts are mainly situated on Kufri-Chail road and Kufri-Fagu road. So, make sure you stock up your bags enough as you won’t be leaving too soon.
Kufri is situated at a distance of 20 km from Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. Kufri facilitates almost all modes of transportation. The nearest airport and railway station is situated in Shimla. Shimla is connected to Kalka by a narrow-gauge line that is connected to all the major cities in India. Toy train journey is so mesmerizing as it passes through tunnels and lofty bridges. It is at a distance of 373 km from New Delhi. You will need around 7 hours to travel from the capital to Kufri. Make the best use of time to spend with your family and friends on way to Kufri.
Kufri overall is a perfect vacation destination. It completely justifies all the reasons why one should visit this place. So next time you wish to seek escape from your busy hectic schedule pack up your bags to spend some quality time in the serene and peaceful embrace of Kufri!!