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How To Reach Kufri
Situated at an altitude of 2633 m, Kufri is a hill station that is located 16 km away from Shimla. The hillock is famous for winter sports and is a renowned skiing destination. Kufri is blessed with tall mountains that get covered with snow during wintertime, making it a beautiful place for anyone who wants to get away from the city life and enjoy the natural serenity of the place. Reaching Kufri is easily possible by air, rail and roadways, but due to it being located at a high altitude, it is not possible to reach the hill station directly by rail or air, and one has to travel to neighboring cities to get to Kufri by these modes of transportation.
Are you ready to start your journey to this beautiful hillock? Check out some of the best ways to reach Kufri.
Although flights are the fastest way to get to Kufri, it does not have an airport of its own. The nearest one is Jubbarhatti Airport, which is located in Shimla at a distance of 34 km. The Chandigarh airport is also close by, at a distance of 66 km from Kufri. Leading airlines like Indigo, Spice Jet, Go Air and Air India ply back and forth from major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkatta and Chennai, to the Chandigarh Airport. Flights from the Chandigarh Airport are more frequent than the Jubarhatti Airport and one can travel from both the airports depending on the availability of flights. Once you reach the airport, you can take a bus or hire cabs to reach your destination in Kufri.
If you want to start off your trip with the most beautiful sites of nature, driving up to Kufri is something you must do! Roads to Kufri are well connected to neighbouring cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar and many more, making it easy for people from different parts of the country to travel to this picturesque hilltop. You can also take private or state-owned buses that originate from Shimla and other nearby northern cities and take you all the way up to Kufri, at a minimal cost. The picturesque beauty of this hill station can be truly felt when one takes a road trip.
Located at a distance of 13 km, Shimla Railway Station is the nearest train station to the serene hill station of Kufri. The Shimla Railway station is frequented by various trains coming from different parts of the country. However, not a lot of trains ply frequently from the southern part of the country to the Shimla Railway Station and it is suggested that one may also travel to the Chandigarh Railway Station as there are more trains going back and forth. A cab or a bus from either of the railway stations will take you to your desired destination in Kufri. Going by train may not be the fastest, but is the most fun way to get to Kufri.
If you want to explore this beautiful hill station, the best way to do it is by foot. You can also hire a cab, but not all places in Kufri are accessible by cabs. You can choose to travel by local busses that are facilitated by the government, but the higher areas have small roads that cannot be meandered by these busses, hence they ply only in and around the city. If you want to travel on a higher altitude, the most convenient mode of transportation is to travel on horseback or on a yak. Since the roads are narrow, it is difficult to maneuver a big vehicle, therefore travelling horseback is suggested. This way the tourist can also get an authentic feel of the place.