Kufri is one of the beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. It is a weekend destination for North Indian Tourists. This blog will share complete knowledge of how to reach Kufri from Shimla through different modes.
Where is Kufri located?
Kufri is a small town situated on Hindustan Tibet road National Highway -22 just 15 Km away from Queen of Hills – “Shimla”.
|Name of the Place||Kufri ( कुफरी )|
|Elevation of Place||2600 m, 8500 feet|
|Best time to visit||Round the year, For Snow Mid-Dec to Mid -Feb|
|Distance from Chandigarh||Around 15 Km|
How to reach Kufri from Shimla
Kufri, which is well connected by road with Shimla and Chail and accessible throughout the year except during heavy snowfall. The distance between Kufri from Shimla is around 15 Km. There are different modes by which one can reach Kufri.
How to reach Kufri from Shimla by Road
There are various options to reach Kufri by road.
You can refer to the below table to plan your journey to Kufri.
|Sr. No.||Location||Distance (Km)||Elevation (ft)||Elevation (m)||Time (Hr)|
How to reach Kufri from Shimla on a Bus
Himachal Pradesh State Owned Buses are called HRTC buses ( Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses). They are usually green/blue in color.
Shimla – Kufri by Bus
Below are the bus details you can choose
|SR. No.||SERVICE NO.||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||KUFRI||DURATION||DEPOT||TYPE||ORIGIN||DESTINATION||ONLINE BOOKING|
|1||525||1:30 AM||2:30 AM||1:00 Hrs||ROHRU||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||ROHRU||NO|
|2||333||3:40 AM||5:05 AM||1:25 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||POOH VILLAGE||NO|
|3||532||4:15 AM||6:20 AM||2:05 Hrs||ROHRU||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||ROHRU||NO|
|4||1220||5:00 AM||6:30 AM||1:30 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||HARIDWAR||RECONGPEO||NO|
|5||538||5:28 AM||6:30 AM||1:02 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||RAMPUR||NO|
|6||301||5:30 AM||6:45 AM||1:15 Hrs||SHIMLA RURAL||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||KHAMADI||NO|
|7||556||5:45 AM||7:15 AM||1:30 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||RECONGPEO||NO|
|8||518||7:15 AM||8:15 AM||1:00 Hrs||REC PEO||ORDINARY||DELHI ISBT KASHMIRI GATE||SANGLA||NO|
|9||1225||8:25 AM||9:45 AM||1:20 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||HARIDWAR||SARAHAN||NO|
|10||191||3:20 PM||4:30 PM||1:10 Hrs||SHIMLA RURAL||ORDINARY||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||RAMPUR||NO|
|11||321||4:40 PM||5:40 PM||1:00 Hrs||RAMPUR||ORDINARY||SHIMLA ISBT TUTIKANDI||RAMPUR||YES|
For online booking of buses on the HRTC website kindly Click here
Note: If you are planning to take an offline HRTC bus, kindly confirm the timings from the HRTC Depot office before finalization. Click here to know the phone numbers.
How to reach Kufri from Shimla on your own Vehicle
If you can reach Shimla in your own Vehicle then reaching Kufri is not too difficult a task.
- The travel time is around 0:45 hrs .
- You don’t require a 4X4 vehicle there as the normal vehicle can reach there.
- In winter there would be high snowfall above Shimla to Narkanda and then to Kufri.
How to reach Kufri from Shimla on a bike
Kindly consider the below points before planning a trip to Kufri on a bike.
- Every bike can reach Kufri but prefer a bike with > 150 cc engine if you are with a pillion rider.
- Carry rain covers along with as there might be rain at higher reaches.
- During winters Bike riding is not advisable as there will be snowfall / black ice on roads and bike riding is extremely dangerous.
How to reach Kufri from Shimla on a Taxi
Taxis can easily be hired for Kufri and there are many options available on the online platforms. Following key things to be considered while taxing taxis to Kufri.
- The Driver should be experienced in traveling these areas.
- Prefer a small car during snowfall as it negotiates well in hilly terrains.
- Negotiate well before finalization.
How to reach Kufri from Shimla by Train
Kufri is not connected by train. The last station is at Shimla.
How to reach Kufri from Shimla by air
Since Kufri is located in upper Shimla, there is no airport nearby. The Last airport is at Shimla which is around 45 Km away..
Summary – “How to reach Kufri from Shimla”
Let’s summarize what we have understood in this blog “How to reach Narkanda from Delhi ”
- Kufri is a wonderful travel destination located in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh at around 30 KM from Shimla.
- You can reach Kufri at 0:45 Hr from Shimla.
- Kufri can be reached throughout the year.
- Kufri can be reached by self-driven car, bike, taxi, and by Bus.
- Cheapest way to reach Kufri is by the HRTC bus and many options are available.
We hope you have got a good understanding of “How to reach Kufri from Shimla ”. If you want to give suggestions on this blog ” please comment.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions:
Question – Shimla to Kufri bus
Answer – There are many direct buses from Shimla to Kufri with and without online booking . You can read this blog to know further.