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, it’s 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
Indira Tourist Park - The Indira Tourist Park is near
the Himalayan Nature Park and provides panoramic view of the
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
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
So, what are you waiting for.. Just pack your bags and Get
going for the most adventurous vacation of your lifetime in
Kufri with us.
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