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Introduction:

Once a British summer capital, Shimla still has enough colonial style cottages, mansions, bungalows and churches to make it look like a typical English village. The temples of Shimla, on the other hand, are evidence of a culture that is typically Indian, while the large Tibetan population has made the town famous for its cheap Tibetan goods. Students and researchers from all over India come to study and work at the Indian Institute of Advanced Sciences, 5 kilometers away from the Mall. Shimla, is at a distance of 343 km from Delhi, 260 km from Manali, and 119 km from Chandigarh. The temperature range is not very high and the maximum temperature rarely crosses 25°C during summers. Winters are cold due to the chilly winds from the upper Himalayas.
The name Shimla has been derived from the word 'Shyamala' the other name of Goddess Kali, whose temple was located in the dense forests of Jakhu Hill in the 19th century. The English used to call it Simla. During the times of the Raj, Shimla was summer retreat of the British. Capital of the beautiful north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla nestles amongst the hill of the Himalayas. Shimla is one of the most popular hill stations in India. The hill station was referred to as the 'Queen of Hill Stations' during the Raj era. Shimla is the favourite haunt of honeymooners, families and youngsters who escape to sylvan heights to spend some time in the lap of hills. Shimla, is situated at a height of 2,196 metres. While the British have left the echoes linger on. Today, its well developed facilities, easy accessibility and many attractions make it one of India's most popular resorts. In the Himalyan lower ranges, it is surrounded by pine, cedar, oak and rhododendron forests.

Things to do in Kufri

Skiing -
Kufri's a great place for winter sports. In fact, Kufri boasts of the oldest ski slopes in the whole of Himachal. The sport was popularized about 20 years ago by some local youngsters. Thanks to their efforts, the slopes at Kufri remain dotted with skiers in the winter months.

Major Attractions in Kufri
Many tourists extend their tour to Shimla and visit Kufri. The pine scented air and the beautiful views around, attract travellers to this serene hill resort. There are a number of beautiful spots that one can visit when in Kufri. Kufri is an ideal hill station for trekking and hiking. You can even explore the various beautiful sights in Kufri on horseback. There are so many beautiful places, which draws the attention of tourists in Kufri.

Few of them are

Mashru Peak -
One can hike through thick forest around Kufri to the Mahasu Peak- the highest peak in Kufri.

Himalayan Nature Park -
The Himalayan Nature Park,which has a collection of animals and birds,found only in Himachal Pradesh.

Indira Tourist Park -
The Indira Tourist Park is near the Himalayan Nature Park and provides panoramic view of the locations around.

Best Time to Visit : In Summer - April to June
In Winter - November to February

How to reach

Kufri can be easily accessed through air, train or road.

By Air : Nearest airports are Shimla and Chandigarh.

By Rail : Nearest railhead is Kalka (86 Km).

By Road : Accessible by road from Kalka via Kandaghat which is 32 Km short of Shimla,on the Kalka - Shimla Highway.

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