<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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is a tiny 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.
The name Kufri is derived from the work "Kufr" meaning a lake in the local language.
The highest point in the surrounding region, 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.
Kufri is located at . It has an average elevation of 2,743 metres (9,000 feet).
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
One can hike through thick forest around Kufri to the Mahasu Peak- the highest peak in Kufri.
Indira Tourist Park
The Indira Tourist Park is near the Himalayan Nature Park and provides panoramic view of the locations around.
It is the Kufri bungalow which is very famous for its statues and architecture.
Places of stay
There are several hotels at Kufri where one can stay. The well known hotels in and around Kufri are: