Kufri / Kufri Valley is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Himachal. A picturesque hill station famous for its natural beauty, trekking, hiking trails & adventure activities. Kufri is a quaint little hill station, located very close to Shimla.

Kufri is derived from the word ‘Kufr’ which means ‘Lake’ in the local language. It is believed that it was discovered by the Britishers as a tourist attraction in 1819. Situated at a height of 2743 meters, Kufri is the best place for nature and adventure lovers.

In the past time, it was famous for Nag Temple, situated at Mahasu Peak. Nowadays we do have abundant places discovered as tourist attractions with lots of adventure activities. Kufri Valley is also a photographer’s delight lots of photographers love this destination too. 


Kufri is also known as a resort hill station in the district of Shimla, India. It is located 20 km (12 mi) from the state capital of the British Capital Shimla on National Highway No. 22.


Mahasu Peak

Mahasu Peak is one of the highest points in Kufri that offers stunning views of the Badrinath and Kedarnath ranges. The highest point in Kufri – the Mahasu Peak is not just a visual delight; rather it also invites you to undertake a challenging hike up to its top.

Kufri Valley

This decadent valley is full of pines and cedars. Being at an altitude of around 2,500 m above sea level. Kufri offers a panoramic view of the surrounding valleys.

The Himalayan Nature Park

Great Himalayan National Park was constituted in 1984 and was formally considered a national park in 1999. Often referred to as the ‘Himalayan Nature Park, where tourists can spot more than 180 varieties of birds. 

Indira Tourist Park

Indira Tourist Park is located near the famous Great Himalayan Nature Park, the Indira Tourist Park offers beautiful views of the adjoining landscapes. Named after the former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, the Indira Tourist Park is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Kufri.

Green Valley

The Green Valley is a beautiful and breathtaking mountain range that falls on the way to Kufri from Shimla. Green Valley is surrounded and covered with thick forests of pine and deodar. Also known as the Hassan Valley, a popular attraction in Himachal Pradesh. 

Kufri Fun World

Kufri Fun World is one of the most amusing a day full of fun and excitement with your loved ones. Located at 2800 meters above sea level, Kufri Fun World is one of the highest amusement parks in the world with 20+ thrilling joyrides.


This place is a mesmerizing town and an amazingly scenic place situated at an elevation of 2500 meters. Fagu is a serene snow-clad hamlet, located around a 15-20 minutes drive from Kufri. 

Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park

The Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park is a unique amusement park which is located at the Kufri, more than 8500 feet above sea level. Hip Hip Hurray, Nagsons Amusement cum Adventure Park is an idyllic hideaway for complete entertainment and matchless fun time with thrilling rides, bumping boats, virtual reality games, fine dining, and a number of fun activities.

Kufri Zoo

If you are in Kufri, you must visit the Kufri zoo. The Zoo Timing opens at 10:00 AM & closes at 17:00 PM and the entry ticket is priced at Rs. 35/. This is a very nice Nature park with a few Himalayan animals like Leopard, Himalayan Brown Bear, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Monal, Silver Pheasant, Western Tragopan, etc. You can see the complete zoo in around 40-50 mins. Please note Zoo is open 06 days a week except Tuesday.

Chini Bangla

Chini Bangla is a historical landmark & important attraction at Kufri. It is famous for its statues and architecture. The architecture of this house features a very British style and the lawns spread in front of the house are beautifully manicured. Old Royal Bungalow which now serves as a mini bar cum restaurant. The outside bungalow is a small garden and near the entrance is a Zoo and a few shops.

Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary

Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary is Quite a place to take a nature walk or bicycle ride far from the crowd. Water Catchment Sanctuary is spread over an area of 10.25 sq km and the altitude of the sanctuary ranges from 1900-2620 m. Shimla Water Catchment Sanctuary Timing: 08:00 am – 06:00 pm & Address: NH 22 Charabra Mashobra, Himachal Pradesh 171012, Shimla, India.

The Retreat Building – Royal Of A Place

The Retreat Building is the official Residence of the present President of India at Chharabra, Shimla. It was a part of the Viceroy of India’s property during British rule. The building is located on the hilltop of the Mashobra. 

The Building was built in 1850 &  taken over in 1895 by the Viceroy. The President of Independent India visits the Retreat Building in Shimla at least once a year and the core office shifts to that place during a stay in The Retreat.

Kufri Shimla
Kufri Shimla



Skiing is a recreational activity as well as a competitive sport. Enjoy skiing at the vast snow-covered stretches of Kufri. 

Activity Location: Kufri, Shimla

Activity Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (1 hour)

Cost: INR 1500-3000 Per Person


Tobogganing is lately emerging to be one of the topmost activities and things to do in Kufri. Toboggan is a plain sledge & in the early times, it was used for transportation.

Activity Location: Kufri, Shimla

Activity Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Cost: INR 500-1000 Per Person


The place – Kufri is one of the oldest skiing slopes in Himachal Pradesh and an exciting spot for ice skating. Ice skating is one of the most famous Kufri adventure activities that you must try.

Activity Location: Kufri, Shimla

Activity Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Cost: INR 500-1000 Per Person

Horse Riding and Yak Riding

Horse riding and Yak Riding in Kufri is popular tourist activity. Also, you can take your kids to different viewpoints on a horseback. One of the most unique things to do in Kufri is experiencing a Yak ride.

Activity Location: Kufri, Shimla

Activity Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Cost: INR 200-1000 Per Person

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a sport in which participants climb up, across, or down natural rock formations or artificial rock walls.

Activity Location: Kufri, Shimla

Activity Timings: September to January

Cost: INR 2000 Per Person


Zip lining is an action-filled recreational activity that involves riding a steel cable on a protective seat or a belt between two points. Ziplining has become a growing attraction for adventure lovers at Kufri.

Activity Location: Kufri, Shimla

Activity Timings: September to January

Cost: INR 300 – 1000 Per Person


Trekking is the best adventure sport in Kufri, Himachal Pradesh. You can find several packaged trekking trips along with Kufri which you can check out for yourself and see if it suits your budget.

Activity Location: Kufri, Shimla

Activity Timings: Any Time in a Day

Cost: INR 500 – 2000 Per Person

Kufri Valley
Kufri Valley



Exotic Kufri

StayApart – Galaxy Homestay

Harmony Holiday Home

Kufri Mount Stay

Homely Feel


Snow Land Shimla

Sai Cottage Shimla

Westend Homestay Shimla

Treebo Trend Snow View Resort

Green Valley Home Stay

Star View Cottage


Beyond The Trails


Daak Bangla Retreat Cottages and Camps

Apple Retreat Camps

Luxury Hotels:

Wildflower Hall, An Oberoi Resort, Shimla

Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels, Shimla

Woodays Resort

Royal Tulip Shimla, Kufri

Radisson KufriOpens


Although the weather in Kufri is agreeable throughout the year and the best time to visit Kufri is April through June and December through February.

Kufri In Summer

Summers in Kufri kick start in the month of April and ends in June. The average temperature ranges -from 12°-19° C. Kufri experiences a cool and pleasant climate all throughout the year. 

Kufri In Winter

Winters in Kufri start from October and go till March-end hence Kufri weather in December is extremely harsh & cold, but it is best for snow lovers. During the month of December and January, one can enjoy snow sports like skiing and sledding snow. Kufri’s temperature in December drops as low as -5°-10° C.

MonthHigh/Low (°C)
Kurfi In Januray 7°/ -2°
Kufri In February11°/ -1°
Kufri In March13°/ 1°
Kufri In April17°/ 5°
Kufri In May22°/ 8°
Kufri In June25°/ 11°
Kufri In July20°/ 12°
Kufri In August19°/ 12°
Kufri In September19°/ 11°
Kufri In October17°/ 6°
Kufri In November15°/ 3°
Kufri In December10°/ -1°


Via Air 

There are daily flights from Delhi to Shimla Shimla Airport situated at Jubbarhati at a distance of 32 km from the Kufri. The airport has limited functioning depending on the weather conditions. 

Via Train  

The closest railway station is the Shimla railway station which is situated at a distance of around 15 km.

Via Road 

Every type of transportation is available to reach Kufri. The place does have good road connectivity and anyone can easily hire a Taxi or can even take a local bus from Shimla Lakkar Bazar Bus Stand. 

Shimla Kufri
Shimla Kufri




  • Heavy Woollen Clothing & socks.
  • Personal Medication.
  • Identity Proofs
  • Safety Precautions
  • Less ATM facility – Carry Enough Cash


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F&Q’s Kufri

Kufri is a small beautiful hill station near Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, famous for its trekking and hiking trails. Kufri is a resort hill station in the district of Shimla, famous for its ski slopes, finished views & adventure activities.
In summer between April and June & In winter December and February. Is the best time to visit Kufri. Although the weather in Kufri is agreeable throughout the year.
Kufri Valley is a picturesque destination with various other places & activities of interest, each of which is worth visiting. Kufri is heartily admired as one of the most picturesque hill stations in Himachal Pradesh.
Better than Shimla if you are looking for a place less crowded & out of the city rush. Kufri is a very decent place to enjoy your vacation in peace away from the hush-hush of busy Shimla.
Absolutely Yes, It’s safe to travel to Kufri in your own car. The road till Kufri is in quite a good condition and you get to choose where to stop and how long to stop.
The distance between Shimla to Kufri by Road is 15 Kilometers. Nearest Airport to Shimla Airport - is Jubbarhatti which is around 31 Kilometers.
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