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.
If you are into rides and adventure, Kufri Fun World fits the bill. It is an amusement park having a number of enjoyable rides for the kids. This park also features the world’s highest go – kart tract – which obviously includes the adults as well. If you are travelling to Kufri with kids, make sure that you do not miss out this park. It will definitely be the best part of your trip. A canteen is situated within a park to provide snacks for the tourists.
How to Reach:
Shimla Airport is at Jubbarhatti, 23 kms from city and is connected to Delhi. Taxi service are also there to shimla city and nearest bus stands.
Shimla Railway station is situated near to the old Bus stand. It is connected to Kalka (96 kms) on Meter Gauge and it takes around 6 Hrs from KALKA to reach SHIMLA City. Taxi service are also there.
Kufri is very close to Shimla, it’s just 20 km away. You may take a cab from old bus stand or ISBT, Shimla or you can take Himachal Transport’s bus from Lakkar Bazar bus stand which is frequent. Lakkar bazar bus stand is around 1.5 km from Old bus stand.