Kufri (2510 m) is popular place with local tourists who go there to take mule rides and skiing. There are some good hiking routes including one to Mahasu Peak. A wide spread of snow peaks, deep valleys and a position as a ‘must do‘ excursion from Shimla have ensured Kufri‘s popularity down the decades. This is a little hamlet in
the Himalayan belt. This was the place where skiing originated in Himachal Pradesh and today, this remains popular for its walks, horse and yak rides, drives and views.
CLIMATE::Kufri is pleasant in summer and cottons and light woollens are
suggested. Winters are cold and heavy clothing is required.
GETTING THERE :
- By Rail : Kalka railway station is at a distance of 112 kms and the one at Chandigarh is 142 kms away. Connected by the Narrow- gauge Kalka — Shimla Heritage railway Shimla station is 25 kms away.
- By Road : Shimla is at a distance of 22 kms.
- By Air: Shimla (Jubbar Hatti) airport is 40 kms away while the
one at Chandigarh is at a distance of 148 kms.
- Himalayan Nature Park at Kufri has several animals of the area including bears and musk deer. The Mahasu peak rises daove Kufri and makes a good hike. The view from the top is magniﬁcent. Horses and yaks are there at Kufri for rides. The drive to Chail from Kufri is along an attractive stretch of road.