Welcome to the serene, tranquil, breathtaking world of Kufri Holiday Resort! Kufri is a part of the timeless tranquility of the Himalayas. It offers a Kaleidoscope of some of nature's finest landscapes, providing a bouquet of rare and exotic scenery, tranquility and serenity in a secluded and very personalized location.

Kufri is the perfect getaway for the discerning adventurer offering a magical and unforgettable experience in the mountains. Contact our Online Reservations NOW and let us help you plan a perfect retreat.
Kufri Holiday Resort, Kufri, Himachal Pradesh
 


IN AND AROUND KUFRI



Mahasu Peak:
Explore and hike through the thick forests around Kufri and make your way to the highest point in the area, Mahasu Peak. There is a small temple on the top of the hill and the panoramic view from is breathtaking

Himalayan Nature Park:
This park is located next to the Indira Tourist Café and is just a 5 minute walk from the Resort. The park has a unique collection of birds and animals that can only be found in the higher reaches of the Himalayas. The Indira tourist park also has a small Tibetan market for variety of handicrafts and other foreign goods.

Fagu:
Picturesquely located amid forests and apple orchards on a pass between two valleys, Fagu is a vantage point with panoramic views of the higher ranges and valleys. Just 6 km from Kufri and 22 km from Shimla, Fagu is located at a height of 2,509 meters and has a rest house and tourist bungalow overlooking the Giri valley. 



Catchment area:
This beautiful areas feeds water to Shimla. A half hour mud track drive brings you to the Spur where there is a large collection tank built by the Britishin stone, surrounded by abundant open spaces for picnicking. Permission is required in advance from the local forest officeand our staff will ensure this is managed for you.



Places to Go:

The Vice Regal Lodge
Institute of Advance Studies or formerly the Vice regal Lodge was originally built as a home for Lord Dufferin Viceroy of India from 1884-1888. Henry Irwin designed this Baronial style building on a 331-acre site that was leveled for the purpose. For its day, the Lodge had state-of-the-art technology. It had its own steam generator, and was the first building in Shimla to employ electric lighting. Indeed, Lady Dufferin is said to have first used an electric light switch here. The original light panel is still in place. Many historic decisions have been taken in the building during the Indian Independence movement. The Shimla conference was held here in 1945 and the decisions of creating Pakistan and East Pakistan were also made here in 1947. After India gained independence, the building was renamed Rashtrapati Niwas and was used as a summer retreat for the President of India. However, due to its neglect, Dr. S Radhakrishnan decided to turn it into a centre of higher learning. For more information on The Vice regal Lodge please visit http://victorianweb.org/history/empire/india/10.html

Jakhoo Hill:
This is the highest peak in Shimla, boasting a spectacular panoramic view of the city, its surrounding hills and distant Himalayan ranges. It is 2,455 m above sea level. The almost vertical 2.5 km trek is not for everyone, but the breathtaking sunset and sunrise views from here make the arduous trek worth every step taken. Jakhoo is also famous for an ancient Hanuman temple which sits on top of the hill. Legend has it that Lord Hanuman rested here on his way back to Lanka after taking the miraculous herb, Sanjivani to treat Lakshman. Like many temples of Hanuman this temple is also home to hundreds of monkeys. The monkeys here are pranksters playing tricks on the visitors to get 'prasad' or food. They may take away one of your shoes, spectacles, cameras or handbags etc., but with no harm done for the 'prasad' offered by visitors the articles are returned. In rare cases you may have to engage the services of the head priest for this who unbelievably can order the monkeys to do so. But then "seeing is believing.”



Tara Devi:
Calm and tranquil, 11 km from the Shimla bus stand, Tara Devi has a temple dedicated to the Goddess of the Stars on top of a hill. Developed by the British, it holds the Military Dairy Farm, and the boy scout head-quarters. One can take the toy train to the foot of the Tara Devi Hill and reach the temple located on the hill top after an hour’s walk through a thick Rhododendron forest.


Chadwick:
Falls Seven kilometers from Shimla and beyond Summer Hill are the silent Chadwick Falls. At an altitude of 1,586 meters, the 67 meters falls were best in the Monsoon. A deep gorge was finely carved out by the once flowing waters.


Naldhera:
22 kms from the Resort, Naldhera is home to the oldest golf course in India. This nine hole par 68 course is considered one of the most challenging courses in India. Lord Curzon, Governor General and Viceroy of India (1899-1905) had this course built at the turn of the 19th Century. The name 'Naldhera' is believed to have come from the temple of 'Nag Devta' or serpent God which is situated in the middle of this beautiful golf course. Today, Himachal Tourism maintains the links and it is possible to pay green fees for the day or take temporary, annual or life membership. The course is open throughout the year; the monsoon months between July and September are particularly good for golfing since the highly watered turf becomes springy thus increasing the yardage

Chail:
Chail is 26 km from Kufri or an hour's drive though beautiful oak and pine forests. The Maharaja of Patiala built it as his summer retreat following a restriction on his entry to Shimla. The place is well known for its cricket and polo grounds, which are at an altitude of 2,250m making it the highest pitch in the World. Chail is also considered a hiker's paradise with a dozen trek routes leading out of Chail to Choor Peak, Shimla and other Himalayan areas. You can also visit the Chail Sanctuary, home to leopards, Indian Muntjac, Sambar, Goral, Barking deer and the Himalayan Black Bear among other animals and birds. The best time to visit is from March through October.

The Glen:
At 1830 m, this is a thickly wooded ravine through which a stream flows. It is a popular picnic spot near Shimla

Mashobra: At 2149 m, a thick forest surrounds this beautiful suburb. From here, a track leads down to Sipur which is an exquisite glade shaded by ancient deodar trees. There are old temples on a side and a fair is held here every April.