Keep Calm and Celebrate Christmas in Kufri !!
Kufri, a getaway near Shimla. One of my favorite trip we had in December 2013. Yes favorite as that was the first time I saw “snow” in my life. Started on one of the weekend, spontaneous plan as usual with five of my college friends, we started from Chandigarh in the evening time. Chilled starry night and clapton music was the perfect cocktail for the journey. We reached Shimla at 2:00 am in the morning and as our hotel was pre- booked so all we had to do was to get into the quilt and sleep tight. Next morning we woke up and went to the terrace of the hotel. I saw that white snowy thing first time in my life. It was chilling cold in Shimla. Later, we decided to start for the Kufri to seek some space and peace away from crowded location.
We started in the afternoon, All I could see was clear blue sky, sunny weather and glittering snow along the road side. The journey started uphill and we reached to one of the highest point around Shimla to experience the renowned snow experience. nce you reach there, you can eat Maggi, channa chat, tea etc
The first thing we did after reaching the ‘Kufri’ rented the snow boots and had Maggi, Channa Chat and tea. Then took a picture with Yak.
We got to know that to reach near the area of sports activities we need to take the horse ride as it was too difficult to go walking. The route was must be around 2 kms and very steep. The one things which was the turn off during the journey was irritating horse owners. They make place filthy and life difficult for tourist. Once up, the slops view is good place but the passage was very dirty, and not at all organised.
We headed towards some adventure sports. The place had good view and salubrious climate. After interaction we got to know that the place was founded during the ‘British Era’ as Kufr means Lake.
The cool and pleasant climate, along with stunning natural beauty, makes Kufri a perfect getaway.