City in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. Once the summer capital of British India, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway, completed in 1903. It’s also known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.

Kufri, India.

Kufri with NH-22, Shimla district.

The name Kufri is derived from the word kufr meaning "lake" in the local language.

Bear in the Kufri zoo

The highest point in the surrounding region,[1] Kufri has a Himalayan wildlife zoo which hosts rare antelopes, felines and birds including the Himalayan monal, the state bird of Himachal Pradesh until 2007. During winter a meandering path through the potato plantations turns into a popular ski track.

Himalayas from Kufri.

Male monal



Kufri is located at 31.10°N 77.25°E.[2] It has an average elevation of 2,720 metres (8923 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[edit]

Kufri Fun Campus an amusement park to enjoy the whole day. This park is equipped with various rides, pools and world's highest go-kart track.

Kufri Yak

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