Kufri in Winter
Majorly known as
the winter destination of India, Kufri exhibits harsh weather in the winter
months. But if you are a snow lover, you will never wish to leave this place.
The months between December and February are the coldest months and it is this
time when you can enjoy the skiing activity to the fullest. Several adventure
buffs look forward to attending the annual winter sports that are being
organized here in the month of February.
The October month marks the onset of winter season which continues till the month of March. The town freezes during these months with average temperature going below the subzero level. So, if you want to experience the freezing cold weather of Himachal Pradesh, this is just the perfect time to plan your Kufri trip. On your visit to Kufri, you can also attend the Deepawali and Vinayak Chaturthi celebrations, which is held with a lot of zeal in the months of September to October.
The temperature of the town drops as low as -4 degree Celsius during the morning hours and in the extreme weather conditions, the night temperature can even drop to -10 degree Celsius. Though the entire town freezes with cold in this season, there are still a handful of activities through which one can keep himself engaged.
Things to do:
One of the most interesting things to do on your winter visit to Kufri is a yak ride. Throughout the yak ride, you can treat your eyes with the most impeccable views and capture some attractive images for the way back home. Another adventure sport which has gained widespread popularity of the adventure enthusiasts is skiing. While there are many slopes where beginners can relish the experience of skiing, you can also find some enthralling slopes which are well-suited for experts.
If you are accompanied by kids who are afraid of trying something as thrilling as skiing, you can also make them try the activity of Tobogganing. Though this is a relatively new adventure sport in India, it is definitely worth a shot. After enjoying the enthralling sports of the town, one can take a pause and head towards the beautiful hamlet ofFagu which is known for preserving its natural splendor and purity.
The village is around 7 Km away from Kufri and is dotted with fruit gardens and traditional houses that makes it an ideal place to spend some peaceful time. Mashobara is another town which is known not only for its spellbinding views but also for its exciting adventure sports, including paragliding, rappelling, river rafting, and trekking.
Kufri in Summer
The summer in Kufri
kickstarts in April and continues till the month of June. Though the
temperature in the town is on the cooler side throughout the year, it reaches
its peak during these months. During the summer days, the average temperature
of Kufri varies from 12 degree Celsius in the night to 19 degrees Celsius in
This is the time when you can indulge in bountiful of activities here. If you happen to visit Kufri during these months, you must not miss the Annual Summer Festival which is marked with a celebration of art and culture.
Things to do:
The locals of the town put up their stalls and bring to you the local tradition, art, and culture of the place through their performances and crafts. Most of the tourists opt for this season for their Kufri visit as the climate remains most pleasant and refreshing during this time. So, if you want to enjoy sightseeing and all kind of tourist activities without any hindrance, the summer season is an ideal pick for you.
During your sightseeing tour, you will get to see a wide range of places which will be a perfect blend of adventure and serenity. From Himalayan National Park, Mahasu Peak, and Indira Tourist Park to Kufri Fun World, there is trunkful of tourist spots in the town which will quench your wanderlust. Himalayan National Park is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts as it is home to around 180 birds species and bountiful of rare animal species.
Mahasu peak, being the highest peak in Kufri also witnesses a huge influx of travelers throughout the year. The muddy route of this place can be best covered on horseback. Kufri Fun World is another popular spot which is perched at an elevation of 2800 meters. It is reckoned among the highest amusement parks in the world and is located amidst the snow clad Himalayas.
Apart from exploring the alluring spots of the town on your summer visit, you can also indulge in adventure activities such as hiking, camping, horse riding, and trekking and take back some enthralling memories along with yourself. The treacherous trails of the town also provide enormous adventure opportunities for cycling and horse riding. Pedaling through the beautiful stretch of hilly roads that meander through magnificent waterfalls is an experience that can’t be put into words.
Kufri in Monsoon
The monsoon season
in Kufri creates no hindrance in your sightseeing activities as this place
receives scanty rainfall. While Kufri doesn’t witness frequent rainfall, the
entire town gets covered with mist during this season and this is the duration
when the beauty of this place is at its peak. So, if you are a nature buff who
loves to spend some laidback time away from the boisterous crowd of the city,
you have landed at the right place and at the right time.
The town of Kufri looks heavenly in the rainy season as the monsoon showers further enhance its charm. It witnesses the first knock of monsoon in the month of July which continues till the September month. During these months, the temperature of the town may drop to around 10 degree Celsius. Monsoon season is usually a downtime for Kufri and hence it forms an ideal getaway location for peace seekers.
Things to do:
Apart from the popular tourist spots of Mahasu Peak, Indira Tourist Park, and the Himalayan Nature Park, one can also pay a visit to the ancient temple of Bhima Kali Mata. This is considered to be a highly sacred temple which is visited in large numbers by locals as well as tourists. Kufri Tourist Market is another such place which will give you a hint of the rich traditions and culture of the town. It is a tiny marketplace housing numerous shops which offer handmade items to take home.
The skills of the local people are clearly evident in the beautiful handicrafts which are displayed in the market. Here you can also find many roadside stalls serving hot tea and snacks to the visitors to help them beat the cold monsoon season. The vibrant streets of this market perfectly complement the calmer surroundings of Kufri.
Kufri Main Bazaar is one more market which shares an uncanny resemblance with the Tourist Market. Though it is widely known for its local handicraft, clothing and accessories shops, it also houses several electronics and repair shops. So, if you are facing any issues with your cellphones that required an immediate fix, this is the perfect place to go.