I have told you in my other blog that the word ‘Kufri’, is derived from the word ‘kufr’ which means lake in the local language. It is so beautiful that people dream to visit the place at least once in their life.

Because this beautiful town is very popular among honeymooners. So they capture their beautiful moments on their cameras or mobile phones. Thus it makes their honeymoon trip one of the most romantic and unforgettable trips ever.

You can witness natural beauty and pleasant weather, as snowfall makes this place more beautiful & speechless. Since there are various adventures to do in the town, so you’ll love to spend quality time here and you also would like to get a fair idea about the cultural setup of this place.

The beautiful has not only become a hotspot for Indians, but also for foreigners. Thus this hill station is one of the most visited holiday destinations, exploring which never gets enough.

10 Most Adventurous Things To Do In Kufri

Although Kufri seeks the eye of an outsized chunk of adventure sports lovers with its trekking and hiking trails, it has far more to offer. There are countless activities to do in this hilly town – from skiing and tobogganing to exploring its flora and fauna throughout the year. a number of the most adventurous things to do in Kufri are given below-

  1. Electrifying Skiing
  2. Amazing Horse Riding
  3. Motivating Photography
  4. Enjoying the Amazing Trekking
  5. Thrilling Snow Trail Camping
  6. Exciting Hiking
  7. Experiencing Wildlife
  8. Exciting Yak Ride
  9. Shopping At The Local Market
  10. Superb and Thrilling Tobogganing

Electrifying Skiing (Best Thing to do in Kufri)

Sking in kufri

Skiing is the first and foremost thing to do in Kufri. So honeymooners, families, and adventurers – all love to do it. But remember You can enjoy it in the months of December and January.

Since skiing is one of the ways to create your tour experience more exciting. therefore you’ll experience the blooming rush while skiing across the snowy slopes.

After snowfall in Kufri, skiing is often an excellent experience for amateurs and experts. The joys come with the adventurous slopes which will simply pump your adrenaline rush!

Location: National Highway No.22 around 20 km far from Shimla

Cost: between INR 300 and INR 500 per person

Timing: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Winter: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

Where to stay: Hotels in Kufri

Amazing Horse Riding

horse riding in Kufri

Horse riding is one of the most classic ways to explore a beautiful town. The excitement of riding on horseback combined with a thirst for exploration makes it one of the most thrilling experiences.

If you are brave enough to go through the slightly rough terrains of the trails, you must try a horse ride to Mahasu Peak. In fact, this activity has been gaining popularity year after year which is why it is one of the most fun things to do in Kufri.

Location: Mahasu Peak.

Charges: Around INR 500/- per head.

Motivating Photography


Photography is undoubtedly one of the hidden hobbies of people. As you know that nature lies among the hills, so photography becomes an exciting thing to do. Because of the beautiful scenery of the hills, you get to capture some precious moments.

The beautiful and exciting views of magnificent hills, dense forests, and clear blue sky make Kufri a center of attraction for photography enthusiasts. And the landscape is extremely beautiful and therefore it is a hotspot for the perfect pre-wedding photo-shoot location.

 Location: Kufri Shimla

Ideal For: Couples, Friends, & Family

Enjoying the Amazing Trekking

trekking in Kufri

Those who love to travel in India must know the fact that Kufri is one of the most popular spots for trekking in India. Kufri is the starting point of treks to Fagu, Shimla, Manali, and Rewalsar, and thus trekking counted amongst the best things to do in Kufri.

Trekking will make your trip unforgettable. Because Kufri trekking is thrilling, fascinating as well as short through Kullu – Manali Valley.

Snow-capped peaks and lush green meadows make the trekking experience one of the most amazing moments during the Kufri trip.

Location: Kufri

Best Timings: 6:00 AM-5:00 PM

Ideal For: Friends, Group Travellers, Nature Lovers

Where to stay: Hotels in Kufri

Thrilling Snow Trail Camping

snow trail camping

It is a perfect getaway for snow trailing. The camp arias have a rich environment because they’re free from any city pollution or exhaustive traffic.

Since Kufri is also known as an ultimate campsite situated at an altitude of 2,250 meters above sea level on the Kufri-Chail Road, therefore you’ll try snow trail camping activity for unlimited fun and excitement.

Snow trail camps with modern facilities are definitely about to become an excellent choice for an unforgettable vacation for you.

Location: Kandaghat-Chail-Kufri Road, Village Neen, P.O. Koti, Shimla

Accommodation: Comfortable accommodation with twin-bedded Swiss tents, cottages

Exciting Hiking

hiking in kufri

Regarding hiking, Kufri isn’t so good as the Mahasu Peak trail. Thus we can say Mahasu Peak is better for hiking. During the hike, you’ll see the exquisite views of the Badrinath and Kedarnath ranges. Hiking is the best way to enjoy an on-foot journey through a thick forest of deodar and move up to the top.

Mahasu Peak is a wanted spot for beginners. And they also practice before hitting the rougher slopes, it’s worth trying. While hiking, you literally detoxify your body as you inhale pure and fresh air. Winter is the best time to hike up the Mahasu Peak when snow drapes the forest and the trails. Like this, your Kufri trip is going to be incomplete without hiking up to the present iconic destination.

Location: About 13 km far away from Shimla, the peak is seated in the heart of Kufri.

Timings: Any time during the day.

Charges: Free

Experiencing Wildlife

himalayan national park kufri

Himalayan National Park is abode to 180 species of birds and rare mammals. It was established in 1984. And it was formally declared as a National Park in 1999. This National Park has been receiving tourists ever since it was established.

Because it has covered over an area of 754.4 sq. km, so you can make the most of your time here. It is a heaven for bird-lovers. Besides hundreds of thousands of birds, you’ll also be able to get to encounter animals like musk deer and snow leopards here.

The colorful herbaceous plants which are grown all around the region from the species of balsam, geranium, primula, and orchid, etc., leave a glistening impact on you.

Location: Kandaghat-Chail-Kufri Road, Kufri

Timings: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM (Monday off)

Charges: INR 20/- per head (INR 10 per child)

Exciting Yak Ride, an Exciting Thing to do in Kufri

yak ride

If you love to do new and exciting things, yak riding can be one of the most exciting and best things to do in Kufri. Horse Riding is a little bit common but on the contrary riding on this slow prodding and the fluffy animal will be different and exciting.

It will let you have a wonderful experience. While traveling on yak you pass through some of the most beautiful landscapes of Kufri. Thus this exciting journey will make your trip unforgettable.

Location: Mahasu Peak Kufri

Charges: Starting from INR 300/- per head

Where to stay: Hotels in Kufri

Shopping At The Local Market in Kufri

tibetan market shimla,
Image Source – Google image by Biswarup Ganguly

When we are talking about exciting and thrilling places in Kufri, how can we forget about our women? World-renowned spice, Saffron is easily found around the town. The people who visit here can rapture in many things to do in Kufri in summer. They can shop at Mall Road in Shimla. This shopping area is completely amazing for local handicrafts like Tibetan carpets and Pashmina shawls.

You can buy the intricately carved wooden products here, as they will be counted as great souvenirs. The Lakkar Bazaar is another perfect destination for shopping besides Lower Bazaar, The Mall, Himachal Emporium, Tibetan Market, and a number of other markets.

Location: Kufri, mall road Shimla, Local markets
Timings: Throughout the day

Superb and Thrilling Tobogganing in Kufri

tobogganing in kufri, skiing

Last but not the least, among these thrilling experiences tobogganing is some like the skiing experience. But hold on, it is not exactly skiing, but it is somewhat different. And you would love this exciting event.

Because tobogganing is popular among visitors. So it has gained popularity over the years. Sliding down through snowy slopes sitting on a sled is more fun than your imagination. Generally, you can enjoy it from mid-December to early February.

It is an ideal period for tobogganing and other snow adventure sports in Kufri. Usually, two or more people can accommodate in one toboggan.

To get your heart pumping, I would suggest you include tobogganing in your to-do list as it is one of the most adventurous things to do in Kufri.

Location: Kufri

Charges: INR 500/-

Best Time: From December to February.


Shimla is one of my favorite places. It is exquisitely beautiful. I bet you will enjoy your visit to Shimla and Kufri. You are suggested to take all the needy things (medicines and all other things you would need) with you. I hope you would enjoy my blog.

NOTE: I have mentioned the rate list of the events. But the charges may be different. I have only given you an idea. You can read my other blog if want more information regarding Kufri and Shimla.


Happy Journey!

Ritesh Gautam
Author: Ritesh Gautam


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