Don't go to Kufri seeing google images or with any expectations. Without snow there is nothing much to do.
What you see
What you get
After completing the Jakhoo Temple we headed to Kufri Hills. Since it was winter we expected to see snow. All we saw was bits and pieces of the melted snow by the side of the road which looked like tissue paper in mud and some people taking photos with it.I felt that people are more interested in proving to others that they have experienced snow with the photos than actually wanting to experience it and make real memories.
My friend wanted to get down from the car and click photos as well but then she decided to agree with me on real memories over reel memories.
Near Kufri entrance our driver played his commission stunt by telling us we need to go ahead with the local tour operators as his car being a Delhi number plate wont go any ahead of that.
With the Corvid losses there was no negotiating with the agents for a better price everything was fixed.
We took the Horse ride to the Kufri Hills. Its adventurous but unsafe costs 500 Per Person.
A up and down climb to Mahasu Peak is made of rocks, boulders, stones ,a lot of Horse Poop and the mood of the horse you are on decides your fate. This 20 min ride will make you offer a lot of prayers to the Almighty.
You are provided with no helmets, knee gear or any safety equipment and worst of all you and horse are on your own. We were lucky there was one person with our group of horses to manage them.
If you don't know how to sit on a horse you will end up pissing off the horse with too much burden and falling on a stash of poop or on the boulders. And trust me with no safety equipment you can actually have serious injuries.
Its not just about you, though the horses are trained well they still are Animals with their needs. My horse was well behaved but the horse on which my friend was mounted seemed to be Mountain Romeo. It started brushing against the horse ahead and they started biting each other. It was an epic romance story with my friend and other lady screaming and making terrified comments all through the Journey.
Never try this activity Solo. Never Risk Selfies.
I got videos clicked by other people while I kept my phone and me safety mounted :)
Yak Ride - Unless you want the photos on the Yak there is nothing fun about sitting on the poor creature. Costs 50RS to sit and click photo on your phone.
Hold a Rabbit - This was the best experience. It was more than photo. I always wanted to pet a rabbit so getting to hold one was bliss for me. There was no time limit as there were not many people so it was worth for 20Rs.
Telescope Point - This costs 200Rs Per person and if you negotiate they come down to 100. There is nothing much visible on the telescope as per my friend who tried this. It looked like waste of money to me to even try.
Nag Temple - Climb a few steps up to this place and shed some calories.
Skiing and Tobogganing can be done only if there is snow. Ziplining, Go karting and other activities like that you can do in your city no need to come so far. Kufri Fun World a place like this is available in every city please don't waste time.
Tips : Have lunch in Hotel Amantran. You get good veg Thali with Mountain view experience.