Kufri is a small hill station in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh state in India. It is located 20 km from the state capital Shimla on the National Highway No.22. The name Kufri is derived from the word kufr meaning “lake” in the local language.
It is the starting point of treks to Fagu, Shimla, Manali and Rewalsar. Kufri, along with Chail and Shimla forms the famous Golden Triangle of Himachal Pradesh. Yearly winter sports festival is held here in February, which is a major attraction for the tourists.
Kufri along with Shimla and Chail forms the Golden Triangle of Himachal Pradesh. Tourists are fascinated by the breathtaking views of Kufri, Shimla and Chail along with the luxurious resorts like Toshali Royal View available for the tour to Shimla, Kufri and Chail. Standing at an altitude of 2510 meters above sea level at Southern Himachal, Kufri was discovered in 1918 by the British people. A small hill station of Himachal Pradesh, Kufri is 19-kms from Shimla connecting by national highway no. 22. Popular for its hiking and skiing trails in Himachal Pradesh, Kufri is at its natural best during winters. Skiing and tobogganing can be enjoyed along snow-capped slopes.
Skiing buffs and adventure seekers look forward to the annual winter sports festival held in February at Kufri to participate in it. The Himalayan Nature Park is one of the major tourist Places in Kufri. This Park offers numerous endangered birds and animals such as goral, serow, musk deer, leopard, black bears and so on. A walk through Mahasu Peak, crowned by a small temple, can be an ideal option for fun lovers as they have to cross a forest of spruce and deodar on the way. The Mahasu Ridge avails good slopes for skiing.