Kufri, India

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Kufri
town
Kufri is located in Himachal Pradesh
Kufri
Kufri
Location in Himachal Pradesh, India
Kufri is located in India
Kufri
Kufri
Kufri (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
StateHimachal Pradesh
DistrictShimla
Elevation
2,720 m (8,920 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total1,148
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

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.

Kufri with NH-22, Shimla district.

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

Bear in the Kufri zoo

The highest point in the surrounding region,[1] Kufri has a Himalayan wildlife zoo which hosts rare antelopes, felines and birds including the Himalayan monal, the state bird of Himachal Pradesh until 2007. 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.[2] It has an average elevation of 2,720 metres (8923 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]

Kufri Fun Campus an amusement park to enjoy the whole day. This park is equipped with various rides, pools and world's highest go-kart track.

Kufri Yak

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kufri, Places to visit in Kufri, Tourist Places in Kufri Tourism". NomadLine.com, A traveller's Chronicle. NomadLine. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kufri

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