Things to Do in Kufri

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Kufri, located at a distance of 20km from the main city of Shimla, is a popular tourist destination known for its ski slopes, Kufri Zoo and as starting point for treks. Founded by the British in 1819 (Read More), Kufri has become an important tourist destination in the last few years. The main tourist part of Kufri is located on Mahasu peak at 2,720 metres above sea level, and travellers have to either hike or take a pony from the parking lot to reach Kufri.

Here is the list of 11 Things to Do in Kufri

1. Skiing in Kufri

Skiing in Kufri
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Kufri, the winter sports capital of Shimla, leaves every visitor splendidly with its beautiful white snow cover. It is a skier's paradise. From the first snowfall of the year to the time the snow melts, it is flocked by hundreds of skiers. Skiing is Kufri's primary allure.

2. Horse Riding

Horse Riding
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In the inhospitable terrain of Kufri, the only means of transport to reach the highlands is horse-riding. This activity is fun and completely safe. Enroute to the tourist park one can enjoy the apple orchards and the view of the mountains ahead.

3. Take Rides at Nagsons Amusement Park

Take Rides at Nagsons Amusement Park

Located at 8,500 feet above sea level in Kufri, Shimla, Nagsons Amusement Park, or Hip Hip Hip Hurray, Amusement Park is spread over 5,000 square meters. It is set amidst the picturesque snow-clad Himalayas. It offers several entertainment options, of which the Burma Bridge, Net Climbing, Reverse Bungee Jumping, Valley Crossing, and Gyroscope are the highlights.

4. Himalayan Nature Park

Himalayan Nature Park
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The Himalayan National Park offers a steal for the wildlife enthusiast and trekking junkie in your. The Park has about 180 species of birds and extremely rare mammals to offer.

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5. Yak Rides

Yak Rides

One of the unique things to do in Kufri is experiencing a Yak ride. The slow, prodding, fluffy animals will make you go back in time when people travelled on yaks. The ride will be short and mostly for a photo opportunity. It will cost you around INR 50.

6. Trekking in Fagu

Trekking in Fagu

At an elevation of 2500 meters, Fagu is a serene snow-clad hamlet located around 45 minutes drive from Shimla. It is known for its apple plantations, sowing fields and the snow-covered Himalayas in the backdrop. Since it is secluded, Fagu is a honeymooner's heaven.

7. Have Fun Tobogganing

Have Fun Tobogganing

Tobogganing is lately emerging to be one of the topmost activities and things to do in Kufri. Incent of older times, the activity allows you to slide down snowy trails on a sledge, alone or with company. The route offers an enchanting view of snow-clad peaks.

8. Panoramic views from Mahasu Peak

Panoramic views from Mahasu Peak
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This journey to the highest peak in Kufri can only be covered on horse/mule back, considering the path is very muddy and almost impossible to tread on foot.

9. Visit Kufri Zoo

Visit Kufri Zoo

The Himalayan Nature Park Kufri Zoo, or simply Kufri Zoo, is an extremely green space filled with trees like deodar, fir, blue pine, and spruce, dedicated to conservation and welfare of wildlife. There are animals like Sambar, Barking deer, Musk deer, Black Bear, etc. The enclosures are suited to the needs of animals and have caves, trees, logs, night sheds, etc., to provide weather protection.

10. Sip Tasty Coffee at Indira Tourist Park

Sip Tasty Coffee at Indira Tourist Park
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The Indira Tourist Park is close to the Himalayan National Park, and offers a great deal for a calm ambience, with a good atmosphere, good food and coffee.

11. Spend a Day at Kufri Fun World

Spend a Day at Kufri Fun World
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Located at 2800 metres above sea level, Kufri Fun World is one of the highest amusement parks in the world. It has the highest go kart track in the world. Situated amidst the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, it is one of the most beautifully situated amusement parks in the world.

This post was published by Avneet Kang

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