Kufri, India

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Kufri
town
Kufri is located in Himachal Pradesh
Kufri
Kufri
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 31°06′N 77°15′E / 31.10°N 77.25°E / 31.10; 77.25Coordinates: 31°06′N 77°15′E / 31.10°N 77.25°E / 31.10; 77.25
Country  India
State Himachal Pradesh
District Shimla
Elevation 2,290 m (7,510 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,148
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Kufri is a small hill station in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh state in India. It is located 13 km from the state capital Shimla on the National Highway No.22.

Kufri with NH-22, Shimla district.

The name Kufri is derived from the word "Kufr" meaning a lake in the local language.

Bear in the Kufri zoo

The highest point in the surrounding region[citation needed], Kufri has a Himalayan Wild Life Zoo which hosts rare Antelopes, Felines and Birds including Himalayan Monal, the state bird of Himachal Pradesh. During winter a meandering path through the potato plantations turns into a popular Ski track.

Himalayas from Kufri.
Male Monal

Geography[edit]

Kufri is located at 31°06′N 77°15′E / 31.10°N 77.25°E / 31.10; 77.25.[1] It has an average elevation of 2,743 metres (9,000 feet).

History[edit]

The region around Shimla including Kufri was once a part of the Kingdom of Nepal until the area was ceded to the British Raj as part of the Sugauli Treaty. This region remained obscure from the rest of the world until the British 'discovered' it in 1819.

Places of interest[edit]

Mahasu Peak[edit]

One can hike through thick forest around Kufri to the Mahasu Peak- the highest peak in Kufri.

Indira Tourist Park[edit]

The Indira Tourist Park is near the Himalayan Nature Park and provides panoramic view of the locations around.

Chini Bunglow[edit]

It is the Kufri bungalow which is very famous for its statues and architecture.

Kufri Fun World[edit]

Kufri Fun World, an amusement park to enjoy the whole day. This park is an excellent destination for family to make a memorable day, is equipped with various rides, pools and world's highest go-kart track. Huge number of children, teenagers and adults visit this place.

Places of stay[edit]

There are several hotels at Kufri where one can stay. The well known hotels in and around Kufri are:

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