Kufri is a region on a hill located approximately 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The region is famous for its stunning mountainous scenery, fresh and crisp air and forested slopes. Thinking about going on a holiday to a theme park that offers more than just commonplace attractions? Consider Kufri Fun World, an amusement park offering gorgeous mountain views that adds immeasurably to all of its attractions. The theme park also makes a great holiday destination for kids since it offers lots of joyful rides for them. Without further ado, check out this guide to Kufri Fun World, Kufri.
Things to do/ highlights
Situated 2800 meters (9186 feet) above sea level, Kufri Fun World is one of the world’s most beautiful amusement parks. Picturesque scenery combined with fun rides is what you will find here. Never had the chance of riding a swinging boat and a merry-go-round at the top of a mountain? Now you can at this theme park!
Try all the rides
One of the things the amusement park is famous for is the highest go-kart track on the planet, which is located at the top of Mahasu peak. The excitement of going on the rides is heightened by stunning views of the mountains. Don’t be surprised to find that the queue for the famous go-kart ride is long.
For added fun, challenge your friends to a race and see how fast you can complete the course. Be sure to try the other gentler rides, such as merry-go-round and swings. Once you’re done trying all the rides, take some time to relax in the canteen while appreciating the magnificent views of the Himalayas.
Try horse riding
Other than trying the rides, visitors usually make time to try horse riding in Kufri. Unless you’re an experienced horse rider, we recommend you to ask for a guide to accompany you. This is because the trail can be difficult and dangerous to navigate for an inexperienced rider. Also, more than just a recreational activity, horse riding is the locals’ main income source. If you come here in the morning, you’ll see locals from nearby villages start preparing their horses before the sun has even peaked.
Where to eat
Tired of all the walking around in the theme park? One of the best nearby eateries to restore your energy is Dawat Restaurant. Conveniently located at a short driving distance to Kufri Fun World, the restaurant offers delicious Punjabi cuisine. Be sure to try any of these from the menu: malai kofta, jeera aloo, channa, paneer butter masala, and black dal and jeera rice. The restaurant has equally good service as well. Overall, it is a nice eatery with plenty of reasonably priced food options.
Things to buy
Very few items are more unique to Shimla than the handicrafts made by local craftsmen. You can easily find them not just in the theme park but also all over Shimla. When looking for handicrafts, look for the ones from Tibetan sellers. Usually, the ones available here are Farahada and Chiba, which are unique dyed and printed fabrics. They will make a nice addition to your souvenir collection.
Since Kufri is a mountainous area in a snowy region, don’t be surprised to find that woolen garments are popular here. Being a hill station, the local demand for woolens is very high. This is why the warm garments and shawls found here of high quality. Other than at the theme park, one can get the best quality woolen materials from Mall road in Shimla.
Beware of tourist scams
If you’re a foreign tourist, never go alone. Bring along a trusted local guide because some locals charge tourists with an overly expensive price for basic services such as a pickup-ride from the bottom of the mountain to the theme park. Having a local as your guide is also helpful when you try to haggle while shopping or asking for directions.
Bring your own snow attire
Unless you’re ready to spend a hefty price for boots, coat, and other warm clothing items, make sure that you’re dressed thoroughly to face the cold weather. Otherwise, you’ll have to borrow from the store, which may be quite expensive.
How to get there
Taking public transportation is a great way to reach Kufri Fun World while enjoying Shimla’s scenery. Thinking about taking a bus? The buses that ply to Kufri can be found at Shimla, Narkanda, and Rampur. Ask locals for the schedule and locations of the bus stops. In addition to it, luxurious travel buses are also available from Shimla to Kufri.
Alternatively, if you’re planning to catch a train to go to Kufri, go to Kalka first. There are at least 4 trains that depart from there to Shimla. It will take approximately six hours to reach Shimla. Thereafter, continue the rest of the journey to Kufri Fun World by taking a cab or autorickshaw.
You can also take a plane to reach Kufri. A regular flight from Delhi to Kufri is available. Your plane will land at Jubbarbhatti Airport which is around 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Kufri. Then, take a taxi from the airport to reach the theme park.
Kufri Fun World information
Kufri Fun World
Address: NH 22, Kufri, Himachal Pradesh 171209, India
Opening hours: 9:30am - 5:30pm (daily)
Cost: 3.38 USD
Official Website: Kufri Fun World
Department of tourism: Visit District Shimla
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