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Kufri

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Kufri is a tiny hill station in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh state in India.

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By plane[edit]

The nearest airport is at Jubbarhatti (IATA: SLV) that accommodates turbo-props Dorniers, while Jet, Airbus A310, 320s and Boeing 737s can all land at the larger Chandigarh (IATA: IXC) airport. Commercial service at the Jubbarhatti Airport is limited with six flights a week operating to and from Delhi, all operated by Jagson Airlines. Chandigarh offers far better options. Major airlines including Indian [dead link], Jet Airways and Air Deccan operate flights to Delhi, Jammu, and Mumbai. Most of the flights to Mumbai require a stop-over in Delhi, but low-cost Indus Air [dead link] operates a daily non-stop flight in the afternoons. Kullu and Dharamsala are smaller towns which are connected to Chandigarh through Jagson Airlines bi-weekly flights. Tip, confirm the flights till the very last moment, bad weather often delays flights during the winter fog.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Mahasu Peak

One can hike through thick forest around Kufri to the Mahasu Peak- the highest peak in Kufri.

Indira Tourist Park

The Indira Tourist Park is near the Himalayan Nature Park and provides panoramic view of the locations around.

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Sleep[edit]

There are lots of options from dormitories to luxury resort hotels. Online booking is the most convenient way to reserve a room. Alternatively, the tourist office can supply a list of hotels, and you can phone or trek over an reserve a room in person.

  • Wildflower Hall - Oberoi Group - Heritage - Kufri Road, 15 kms from Shimla
  • Wood Park - Resort - Kufri Road, 15 kms from Shimla
  • Kufri Holiday Resort - Resort - Chail Road, Near Kufri, 20 kms from Shimla
  • Toshali Royal View - *** - Shilon Bagh, 25 kms from Shimla
  • Shilon Resort - Resort - Shilon Bagh, 25 kms from Shimla
  • Snow King Retreat - Resort - Fagu, 22 kms from Shimla
  • Peach Blossom - HP Tourism - ** - Fagu, 22 kms from Shimla

Connect[edit]

The area dialling code for Kufri is 0177. From overseas, dial +91 177 XXX-XXXX. There are plently of STD/ISD booths. The amount is calculated on a digital meter, and is paid after the call. A short STD call will cost you around ₹10.

Mobile Phones

It is very easy to get a Prepaid mobile, which is very cheap to get, and calls are cheap too. One needs to give a Photo ID proof and a photograph for prepaid as well as postpaid connection as per the Govt. regulations.

CellOne - GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz.(Tri-Band) Airtel - GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz.(Tri-Band) Reliance Telecom - GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz.(Tri-Band) Tata Indicom - CDMA !dea - GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz.(Tri-Band)

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