Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Kufri



Kufri lies at about 20 km from Shimla on the way to Chail.  In winter tourists enjoy skiing and other snow-related activities.  The place won’t disappoint you in summer too.  There’s the Fun World which can offer you much entertainment.  There are various adventure activities and yak riding on offer.  You can view the distant snow-capped mountain ranges with the help of the telescopes placed in a row. 

You reach the Fun World of Kufri riding a pony from the main road where your vehicle will have to park itself.  It’s a 15 minute-ride on a terribly rugged path that slopes ominously in some places.  Your guide will tell you when to bend your body forward or backward so that the pony won’t think you too idiotic. 


Below are some pictures from Kufri. 

Ponies carry you to the hub of activities
Fun World
Nag Mandir - Tourism and Religion go hand in hand in Himachal Pradesh
A view from Nag Mandir
Most yaks in Kufri are paired as black and white
Brown Bear - one of the few denizens of the mini zoo near Kufri
Chini Bungalow - you enter paying a gate fee only to realise that it's nothing more than a restaurant with a bar.

24 comments:

  1. Kufri looks so beautiful. Nice post!

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    1. Beauty of the mountains is captivating in Himachal.

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  2. I've never been to Shimla! Such a beautiful place! Tall trees and beautiful mountains!! :)

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    1. Yes, the trees and the mountains will bewitch you.

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  3. So you went on a summer holiday to this lovely place? Good post, lovely pictures.

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    1. Yeah, a short break from the long summer in Delhi. More for the mind than the body :)

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  4. Great trip ! I once heard that Kufri is better then kufr !

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    1. I don't know about that, Kokila. But Kufri can be great fun in less warm days.

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    2. Kufr means 'sin' Sir and here used in sense of 'pleasure' :)

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  5. Nice photographs....my memories got refreshed... :-)

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  6. I visited Kufri this summer and found it to be quite commercialized... tourists were littering the place all over :( There was this pahadi lady with a stall that served paranthas. they were the best I have had in a long time..\and those ponies scared me... I dont think ill do a pony ride again :P

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    1. Yes, Seeta, the pony ride was a bit scary for me too.
      Commerce reigns supreme in every tourist place of Shimla. I mentioned it in my first post in this series.
      I didn't eat anything in Kufri, drank a lot of water and fruit juices. It was pretty hot!

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  7. Looks like a must visit! I have been wanting to visit the northern part from such a long time.. Hopefully this year :)

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    1. Go in the season of March-April or Sept-Nov. And carry a lot of cash :)

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  8. Nice pictures. Last time I visited there was very bad smell of horse manure near the parking lot. View was overwhelming, though.

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    1. Hundreds of ponies will certainly create a lot of dung. :) I saw a few tourists walking the trail and was quite surprised. No normal human being can walk that way. It's so pathetic. One of the tourists remarked, "This is the best way to make money out of tourists." In fact, there is a proper roadway leading to the same place where tourists are taken by ponies. But tourists realise such truths much later. There is quite a lot of deceptiveness about Shimla, I think. Maybe, the people are helpless; they need to make money this way!

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  9. Beautiful. I would love to visit this place.

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    1. Choose the season according to your taste. Snow won't be available in summer. Winter can be freezing.

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