Kufri In Shimla, Himachal

Usha Biswal Rout

22, Nov 2015 @ 12:19 AM
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About Kufri : Kufri is a beautiful hill station of Himachal situated at an altitude of 2633m and 19 kms. from Shimla on the NH22. Kufri is derived from the word Kufer which means pond. Kufri is Well known not only in India but also all over world for its ski slopes and Commands good views Himalayas. It is encircled by cedar woods and through which one can walk to the highest peak in Kufri known as Mahasu Peak. It also has a Potato Research Center. Shimla has an added attraction of Mini zoo amidst dense forest to the tourists where a rare breed of wild animals and pheasants species commonly found in Himalayan forest region have been kept in natural habitat.

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Spread over an area of twenty hectares of land with rich flora and fauna about 140 wild animals including pheasants of different verities 'Monal' the State bird of Himachal Pradesh and one of the endangered species of Himalayan region has been the other attractions of this zoo also been placed safely in this mini zoo and so many other attractions of this zoo are Tibetan wolf, Barking Deer and Brown Bear. There are many popular wild animals species in the zoo such as Ghoral, leopard, Samber, Yak, black bear, Himalayan Thar and number of pheasants varieties. Also Himalayan Nature Park has been set up at Kufri in 1992 which is spread in 90 hectare area is very popular tourist atraction. In month of January, National Snow Statue Competition is conducted in this place.

Quick Travel Guide / information State : Himachal Pradesh.(HP)

Travel Destination : Kufri. District : Shimla.

Climate : All the seasons of nature are evergreen to visit Shimla during the year for a tourist. The temperature Shimla matches with London throughout the year thats why Shimla is the choice of Britisher's summer capital. So Kufri(in Shimla) is th best choice for tourist for their vaction all the year round.

Altitude :Kufri is situated at an altitude of about 2633m from sea level.

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