Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri, Shimla

Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri

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About Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Saturday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Sunday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

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:  INR15
 

What travellers are saying about Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri

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  • Excellent 74
  • Very Good 42
  • Good 21
  • Average 18
  • Below Average 9
  • Poor 7
  • Terrible 10
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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5 Video Reviews for Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri

Vinayak mhapseker

  • Tourist
  • Vinayak mhapseker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 168 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  54 helpful votes
  •  6666 readers
  • Posted Jan 24, 2017
Overall Rating
7/7
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Vinayak mhapseker

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  • Vinayak mhapseker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 168 photos
  • 8 Reviews
  •  54 helpful votes
  •  6666 readers
  • Posted Jan 24, 2017
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 296

Sagar Gant

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  • Sagar Gant
  • Lives in Pune
  • 71 photos
  • 49 Reviews
  •  49 helpful votes
  •  28908 readers
  • Posted Jan 1, 2017
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 285

Jitendra Akhare

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  • Jitendra Akhare
  • Lives in Pune
  •  11 helpful votes
  • Posted Jan 1, 2017
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 257

Mohit Jain

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  • Mohit Jain
  • Lives in Chalisgaon
  • 1 Review
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  58 readers
  • Posted Jan 1, 2017
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 269

181 traveller reviews for Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri

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Pradyumna khairnar

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  • Pradyumna khairnar
  • 1 Review
  •  3 readers

"Wonderful Himalayan Alps" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Shimla & it's out skirts just wonderful place in India to visit during April may months ..
Many adventures to do and experience the estacy of the grand Himalayan alps .. Wonderful place like Kufri, naldehra, Shimla city, tosh, kasol and lot many places. Very pure the spiti valley ..
Wow. Heavenly felt ...
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Rakesh porwal

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  • Rakesh porwal
  • Lives in Indore
  • 1 Review
  •  24 readers

". Kufari Shimla"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Not maintained 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 ..
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Saurabhgct

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  • 2 Reviews
  •  6796 readers

"Ultimate peak"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 16, 2017
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.
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Sagar Gant

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  • Sagar Gant
  • Lives in Pune
  • 71 photos
  • 49 Reviews
  •  49 helpful votes
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"Best park to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 14, 2017
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 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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Kanika

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  • Kanika
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 6 Reviews
  •  10334 readers

"Worst and waste of time"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted Jan 1, 2017
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.
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Sijo araikal

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  • Sijo araikal
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  11320 readers

"Real bad, couple of deers and one leopard"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted Nov 10, 2016
Really a waste of time.. It is become a commercial place nothing like what 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 you.. It is damn crowded.
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Ajay singh

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  • Ajay singh
  • 13 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  49458 readers

"A good place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 15, 2016
There is lot of rush at Kufri. Horse ride is beautiful and it is fun. Nature park is nice and beautiful. You can see in Kufri, the Himalayan ranges and China border. Also one can view the richest village of Himachal Pradesh. Also one see Nag Mandir, Kali temple and Apple orchard. Kufri is quite cold and you can see snow.
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Prashant Yadav

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  • Prashant Yadav
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1251 photos
  • 36 Reviews
  •  44 helpful votes
  •  18795 readers

"A different kind of Zoo"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 5, 2016
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.
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Aaditya Aadi

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  • Aaditya Aadi
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 3 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  13671 readers

"Looks beautiful"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 25, 2016
My children was very happy after seeing the park. My wife was so happy and enjoyed alot there. You will never find that attraction nowhere. It was awesome experience to travel and enjoy like that. We had a too many clicks there but my memory card was in repair I missed that photos but they were sweet memories. I hope every one must visit atleast once in their lifetime and have a lot of fun and enjoyment.
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Suvobroto Ray chaudhuri

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  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 54 Reviews
  •  49 helpful votes
  •  34857 readers

"It's thrilling walking through"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 31, 2015
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. It's thrilling walking through it.
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