Kufri is a beautiful hill station situated at an altitude of 2633 m above the sea level and 19 km from Shimla
on the National Highway 22
. Kufri is derived from the name Kufer which literally means pond. This place is famous for ski slopes and offers great views of the deep valleys and forests which rise towards the lofty Himalayas
. It is surrounded by cedar woods and through which one can walk to Mahasu Peak
, the highest peak in Kufri. The place also has good hiking and trekking trails. In summers one can also enjoy horse and yak riding on the green meadows.
The Himalayan Nature Park and the Indira Tourist Park are the near by tourist attractions. There is a Himalayan Aviary which houses mountain birds including Monal, the state bird of Himachal Pradesh. In January, National Snow Statue Competition is conducted there. An annual winter sports festival is also organized every year in the month of February. Fagu, a star resort at the Fagu hill top, is situated 6 km from Kufri along the Hindustan-Tibet road. Kufri offers beautiful scenery which touches the heart of each visitor.
The hill station can be easily reached by road which is linked with regular bus services from Shimla,
Narkanda and Rampur. Taxi services are also available.