Ski Tracks, Himalayan Monal & Yak Riding at Kufri Hill Station

Kufri is a hill station town at an altitude of 7000 feet in Himachal Pradesh state, India. The State bird, Himalayan Monal, is found here.

Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus) at Kufri
Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus) at Kufri

Kufr means lake in the local language and hence got its name.

Kufri wild life zoo is known for Himalayan species of birds and animals. The zoo has Antilopes and Felines along with Himalayan birds. Its located at around 13 kilometers distance from Shimla.

Himalayan Nature Park is spread over an area of 90 hectares of land, at an altitude of 2,600 meters and is home to many wild animalsof the Western Himalayas.

Hip Hip Hurray is a famous amusement cum Adventure Park famous among the tourists.

The town is also known for its popular ski tracks. Horseback riding and Yak Riding is also popular among the tourists here.

Kufri is known for its scenic beauty. This small town was the summer retreat of many erstwhile princely states of India. Mahasu Peak is the highest point here.

How Do I Go to Kufri?

Kufri is located at around 13 around kilometers distance from Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh state.

Shimla has an airport and railway station. Chandigarh airport is at around 130 kilometers distance. Kufri town is connected with Narkanda, Rampur and Shimla towns by roads.

April to June is the summer season here ad is ideal for tourists to visit during this time. November to March are the ideal for Skiing enthusiasts to visit this hill station town.

Aharbal Waterfalls Known for its Photography, Skiing, Trekking and Horseback Riding

Aharbal Waterfall is a beautiful falls in Kulgam district, in Jammu & Kashmir state of India.

Aharbal Waterfalls near SriNagar, Kashmir.
Aharbal Waterfalls near SriNagar, Kashmir.

The fall is known as the ‘Niagara of Kashmir’. Aharbal falls lies on Veshu river, a tributary of River Jhelum. The falls is in an Alpine valley famous for its pine & fir trees and the area is part of the “Pir Panjal mountains”.

Aharbal town is famous for Adventure tourism. Veshu river is rich in Trouts and fishing permit needs to be taken for the tourists to go for fishing here. The area is famous for trekking also. Other activities includes Horseback riding, skiing and photography.

How Do I Go to Aharbal Waterfalls?

The falls is situated at around 65 kilometers south of Srinagar. Its at a distance of 8 kilometers from the Mughal Road, which connects Srinagar with Poonch. Srinagar is connected to other parts of India and rail, road and flights. Awantipora railway station is the nearest railway station at around 25 kilometers away. Srinagar is the nearest major railway station. There is an International airport at Srinagar; Sheikh ul Alam Airport.

The falls is at around 18 kilometers south of Shopian, the nearest town. Kulgam town is at around 28 kilometers away.

Lack of Food Stalls Near Aharbal Waterfalls

There are no food stalls or hotels near the falls. You need to get the food packed and then go to Aharbal Waterfalls.