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NARKANDA AND KUFRI

NARKANDA
Situated at an attitude of 2708 meters on the Hindustan Tibet road (NH - 22), Narkanda offers a spectacular view of snow ranges. This is an ideal retreat for the tourists who seek seclusion in mountains. It commands an unique view of the eternal snow line, the inviting apple orchards and dense forests. Narkanda is famous for Skiing & Winter sports. During these days the slopes come alive with skiers. The skiing at Narkanda was started in 1980 and since then HPTDC is conducting skiing courses every year. Narkanda is a gateway to apple country of Himachal Pradesh.

THINGS TO SEE

THE HATU:
Sheltered in the shadow of a high mountain, The Hatu derives its name from the highest peak of the area - Hatu. Just off the Hindustan Tibet highway, The Hatu is located among quiet surroundings. It is an ideal location for leisure and sightseeing and also serves as an excellent stopover, while moving along the Hindustan Tibet highway. The Narkanda ski slopes are 1.5 km from the hotel. With serene views of the peaks, valleys and orchards on permanent display, The Hatu caters to all countryside comforts and adventures.

Fast Fact Narkanda
  • District : Shimla.
  • STD code : 01782
  • When To Go :April to June(Buy Fruits)& January to March for Ski
  • Location : East of Shimla on the Hindustan-Tibet Road, amidst towering deodars at a height of 8,884 ft, overlooking the Sutlej Valley.
  • Distances : 64 km NE of Shimla, 406km N of Delhi.
  • Journey Time :
    By Road : 3 Hrs from Shimla, 10 Hrs from Delhi
  • Route from Delhi & Shimla: NH1 to Ambala via kundli,Murthal,Samalkha,Panipat,Karnal,& Pipli;NH22 to Dhalli via Dera Bassi, Panchkula, Pinjore, Parwanoo, Dharampur, Barog, Solan, Kandaghat, Shimla, Dhalli, Kufri, Fagu, Theog, Matiana.
  • HPTDC Hotel Hatu, Narkanda
    Tel : 01782-242430,509.
    Website : www.hotelhatu.tripod.com
    Website : www.hptdc.nic.in
GETTING THERE

  • Air: Nearest Airport: Jubbarhatti (87Km/4 Hrs). Taxi Cost Rs 1200-1500 to Narkand
  • Rail: Nearest Railhead: Kalka(152 Km/6 Hrs). Taxi fare to Narkand is Rs 3,000/-
  • Road: Narkand is just 64 Km East of Shimla via Dhalli,Kufri,Fagu, Theog.

KUFRI

Mahasu Peak is a short hike from Kufri through woods of Himalayan cedar and spruce. It has a small temple famously shot in a Bollywood movie. Yak- and horse-back rides are quite popular here. Himalayan Nature Park spread over 90 hectares of temperate vegetation is home to musk deer, black bear, leopard cat, barking deer and cheer pheasant. Indira Tourist Park is adjacent to the Nature Park and is a good place to relax and enjoy the scenic vistas. Fagu, a few Km away from Kufri is known for its striking Himalayan views. During the winter months, the place is full of ski enthusiasts, from beginners to experts. Himachal Pradesh Tourism offers ski equipment and the services of trained instructors. At other times, Kufri offers great opportunities for trekking through thick woods, horse-riding and tobogganing. You could also visit Shimla and explore the beautiful architecture of the colonial buildings, shop at the Mall Road, and enjoy people-watching at the city square.

Kufri is one of the oldest ski resorts in Himachal Pradesh. Its attraction lies in the breathtaking vistas and ski slopes. Covered with soft snow during the winter months, Kufri, 22 Km away from Shimla is a skier's paradise. Summer months offer ample opportunities for hiking, trekking, horse-riding and tobogganing. Located at an altitude of 2,510 m, the winter resort doubles up as a summer getaway with excellent scenic views of the Himalayan range, green valleys and pine trees. Once under the Kingdom of Nepal, Kufri emerged as a tourist destination only when the British developed Shimla as the summer capital.
Fast Fact KUFRI
  • District : Shimla.
  • STD code : 0177
  • When To Go : : Kufri has two Main Seasons May to June from Summer Holidays & in December -January During the Skiing Season.
  • Location : In the Shivalik Hills, 14 Km east of Shimla in Southern Himachal Pradesh.
  • Distances : 102 km NE of Kalka, 129 km NE of Chandigarh, 356km N of Delhi
  • Journey Time :
    By Road : 6 Hrs from Chandigarh,8.5 Hrs from Delhi.
  • Route from Delhi & Shimla: NH1 to Ambala via kundli,Murthal,Samalkha,Panipat,Karnal,& Pipli;NH22 to Dhalli via Dera Bassi, Panchkula, Pinjore,Parwanoo,Dharampur, Barog, Solan, Kandaghat, Tara devi, Shimla Bypass & Dhalli.
  • Himachal Tourism: The Mall
    Tel: 0177-2652561, 2658302.
    Email: shimla@hptdc.in
    Website : www.hptdc.nic.in

GETTING THERE
  • Air: Nearest Airport: Jubbarhatti (37Km/1.5 Hrs). Taxi Cost Rs 2000 to Kufri Bothside
  • Rail: Nearest Railhead: Kalka(102 Km/4 Hrs). Taxi fare to Kufri is Rs 3,000/- Bothside
  • Road: Kufri is just 14 Km East of Shimla on the Hindustan Tibet Road.
WHERE TO STAY - NARKANDA AND KUFRI
Kufri / Shilonbagh / Fagutop (8500 ft)
Wildflower Hall - Oberoi Group Heritage 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
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