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Kharapathar is one of the famous tourist place in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Kharapathar is located at a height of around 2900 m. Kharapathar is a hotspot for tourists because of its natural beauty.
Khadapathar name is derived from a huge egg like rock.Khara Pathar is a himalayan hamlet.


Kharapathar is located between kothkhai and Jubbal in Shimla District.Khadapathar is covered with apple orchards, beautiful views and excellent walk and hike trails.

Weather and climate

Weather of Khara pathar is very pleasant in every season.Temperature in khadapathar is mostly less than 20 degree Celsius. In winter, the temperature can hover around freezing point when heavy woollens are required. During summer, the climate is pleasant and cottons / light woollens are suggested. Kharapathar receives heavy snowfall in winter season.

Tourist Places/ Activities

  • Hateshwari temple 

Hatkoti temple is about 29km from khadapathar, famous temple of hateshwari maa is located at bank of river Pabbar.This temple is dedicated to lord shiva and goddess Durga called as maa hateshwari.It is believed that this is spot where the gods fought a Battle.There is also a temple of shiva. ...more

  • Jubbal

 Jubbal is located at around 20km from hatkoti ,jubbal is famous for Palace located in Jubbal market, it was designed by a French architect in the 1930 and is a remarkable mix of European and Indigenous styles.

  • Giri Ganga

The hike and trekking to Giri Ganga (7 km) is an enjoyable one through thick deodar woods. This is the source of the river Giri Ganga (also called the Giri) that rises just below the Kuppar peak. The river pours its waters into the mighty Yamuna and there is a small shrine at the spot.

How to reach?

Distance from shimla- 85 km
Nearest Railway Station and Airport (108 km)Shimla. 
Distance to Rohru is 30 km
Rampur via Sungri is 110 km 
Narkanda via Baggi is 95 km. 

Kufri is one of the best tourist place in district shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Kufri is located at a height of around 2300 metres and almost 7450 feet. Kufri is small tourist hill station situated at around 13-14 km from capital shimla.
Kufri name of hill station is derived from word 'kufar' which means lake in local language.
Animals in Himalayan nature park kufri

What's inside
History of kufri, geography of kufri, tourist places in kufri best time to visit kufri and how to reach kufri etc.

History of kufri |shimla

Kufri was part of kingdom of Nepal including shimla and was unknown for world. Later it becomes part of Sugauli Treaty under British empire. In year 1819 Britishers developed this area as a tourist place.

Geography of kufri

Kufri is located at a height of around 7500 ft. ,it is situated at 31.10 degree north and 77.25 degree East.
Kufri is located at around 13 km from capital shimla and 6 km from other famous destination Fagu.

Images/photos of kufri shimla

Snow in kufri shimla
Yak riding in kufri
Mahasu peak in kufri


Tourist places/places to visit in kufri

There are so many places which are centre of attraction for many of the visitors in kufri, shimla H.P.
Some of them are here given below.

  • Himalayan nature park kufri

Himalayan nature park kufri is spread over 90 hectares of area , it is aground vvv GT 18 km from shimla. Himalayan nature park is located at a height of around 2600 metres.
Himalayan Nature Park include himalayan animals like Leopard, Brown Bear, Musk Deer, Bharal, Black Bear, Tibetan Wolf, Leopard Cat, Sambhar, Ghoral, Barking Deer, Monal, White Crested Kaleej and Cheer pheasant.

  • Kufri fun world

Kufri fun world is another tourist destination where tourist can spend whole day. Kufri fun world is a joy park with lots of facilities for speacilly kids.
Kufri fun world have world's highest go-kart-track. Park is equipped with various rides and pools. Huge number of children, teenagers and adults visit this place.

  • Mahasu peak

Mahasu peak is one of the best destination in kufri shimla, it is few km from shimla. There is no proper facility of skiing in mahasu peak but local operators organise skiing for tourists. On a clear day , bandrinath and kedarnath peaks are seen from mahasu peak.

  • Chini bungalow

Chini bungalow is located at kufri and is famous for its statues and architecture.

  • Indira nature park

Indira nature park is a park which gives panoramic view of locations around. It is near Himalayan nature park kufri.

  • Skiing and yak riding in kufri

Tourists in kufri can enjoy skiing as well as yak riding.Horse riding and Yaj Riding in Kufri is popular tourist activity especially for kids to be taken around to different view points on a horseback

  • Fruit research center

Near kufri , few kms short of Naldehra is Craignanoo, the biggest fruit Research centre in Northern India.

  • Fagu

Fagu is also one of the most beautiful place to visit. It is near kufri . Fagu is around 6 km from Kufri shimla.

Best time to visit kufri

Kufri in summer(April, may ,June , July, august and September)
In summer kufri is best place because of its peaceful environment.
Kufri in winter( October, November, December, January ,February, march)
In winter kufri becomes more beautiful destination for visitors because in winter they can enjoy skiing etc on this hill station.

How to reach kufri ?

Air:Shimla , Chandigarh.
Rail: Shimla, Shoghi and Kandaghat are nearest railway stations.