Himalayan Nature Park In Kufri Overview

Ranked 6 of 39 sightseeing in Shimla

The Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri, one of the popular locations around Shimla, is located at a distance of 16 km. The site renowned for its ski slopes is a natural habitat of rich flora and fauna with about 140 species. Along with the park, the state government has set up a Potato Research Centre.

Spread over an area of 90 hectares, the Himalayan Nature Park was set up in 1992. The park also houses 'Monal', the State bird of Himachal Pradesh, also an endangered Himalayan species.

The site also has a mini zoo amidst dense forests, housing rare breeds of wild animals and pheasants of the Himalayan terrain. The attractions of the zoo include Tibetan Wolf, Brown Bear, Musk Deer and Barking Deer.

Visitors can also see Snow Leopard, Yak, Ghoral, Samber, Himalayan Thar and Black Bear in the zoo. Along with the zoo and nature park, tourists can also engage in horse riding.

Kufri can be approached from a narrow road leading to Chail by a drive of 30 minutes.

Admission Fees:


What travellers are saying about Himalayan Nature Park In Kufri

Experience scale
  • Excellent 25
  • Very Good 13
  • Average 7
  • Good 7
  • Terrible 5
  • Below Average 3
  • Poor 2
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

Timing, fees and more


Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:00 AM -5:00 PM
10:00 AM -5:00 PM
10:00 AM -5:00 PM
Public Holidays:
10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Famous for: Sanctuaries

Entry: paid

59% voted as clean

Not Allowed: Pets

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Review and Ratings

Pradyumna khairnar5.0/5

1 review

Wonderful Himalayan Alps

Shimla & it's out skirts just wonderful place in India to visit during April may months.. Many adventures to do n experience the estacy of the grand Himalayan alps.. Wonderful place like Kufri, naldehra, shimla city, tosh, kasol n lot many places.... Very pure the spiti valley.. Wow.... Heavenly felt...

Rakesh porwal0.7/5

1 review

. Kufari Shimla

Not maintened in May and June it is just wastage of money.... Nothing is there in kufri.. Shimla.. Horse rider are making money only charging rs 500..per person we find nothing.. no apple is there in apple garden in Kufari Shimla....no any interesting ...event on that..


2 reviews

Ultimate peak

it is little tough to go to kufari but you will be mesmerized on reaching there. the whole day can be passed like a single small moment. you can participate here in many type of adventure activities which will be available after payment of fee. above ...there are restaurants too where you may enjoy cold coffee as well as different flavors if icecreame.

Sagar Gant5.0/5

94 reviews

Best park to visit

The park is having 40 rs entry fees for Indian citizen and it's totally worth it. 4 leopards and they are active. They roam in their wide cages and are in pairs. 3 wild bears and many more dears and rest of the common species. Best part is park is huge and animals are very very active. Not like the other parks where animals just sleep and sleep. Public are just dumb they keep on teasing leopards and they roar back towards them and they enjoy it the most.

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6 reviews

Worst and waste of time

Waste of time and money to visit this place as you can't see any animal there. Only Goral, leopard and few birds you can see but no other option. Worst experience in the zoo. It's better to sit and relax in the Hotel rather than visiting this park. Even you will not see any executive post your ticket collection from the reception inside the zoo.

Sijo araikal0.7/5

4 reviews

Real bad, couple of deers and one leopard

Really a waste of time .. it is become a commercial place nothing like wat the name suggests .. this place is only there as name sake to satisfy some government officials not for animal lovers .. so avoid this place and any place where the guide takes u .. it is damn crowded

Ajay singh5.0/5

13 reviews

A good place to visit

There is lot of rush at kufri.Horse ride is beautiful and it is fun. Nature park is nice and beauty. You can see in kufri Himalayan ranges and China border.Also one can view the richest village of himachal Pradesh. Also one see nag mandir and Kali temple and apple orchid. Kufri is quiet cold and you can see snow.

Prashant Yadav3.6/5

39 reviews

A different kind of Zoo

normally zoos are like based on plane grounds, but this one is like made on sloppy hills. you can see different himalayan animals like leopard , bear etc.

Aaditya Aadi5.0/5

3 reviews

Looks beautiful

My children was very happy after seeing the park.My wife was so happy and enjoyed alot der.You will never find that attraction no where.It was awesome experience to travel and enjoy like that.We had a too many clicks der but my memory card was in repair i miss that photos but they wer sweet memories.I hope every one must visit atleat once in their life time to visit there and have A lot of fun and enjoyment.

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Suvobroto Ray chaudhuri3.6/5

57 reviews

It's thrilling walking through

Went to this park with my family. Didn't like it much. It's not even that big. It would hardly be about 1 km walk inside the nature park. Only thing that I liked is walking up and down hill like within a hilly jungle. Its thrilling walking through it.