Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri, Shimla
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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 this Sightseeing

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  • Excellent 73
  • Very Good 41
  • Good 21
  • Average 18
  • Below Average 9
  • Poor 7
  • Terrible 9
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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Sagar Gant

  • Connoisseur
  • Sagar Gant
  • Lives in Pune
  • 44 photos
  • 27 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  1875 readers
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 227

Jitendra Akhare

  • Tourist
  • Jitendra Akhare
  • Lives in Pune
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 211

Mohit Jain

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  • Mohit Jain
  • Lives in Chalisgaon
  • 1 Review
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  56 readers
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 230

178 traveller reviews for Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri

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Sagar Gant

  • Connoisseur
  • Sagar Gant
  • Lives in Pune
  • 44 photos
  • 27 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  1876 readers

"Best park to visit" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
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
  •  71 readers

"Worst and waste of time" new review

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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
  •  2935 readers

"Real bad, couple of deers and one leopard"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  •  43841 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 New Delhi
  • 588 photos
  • 28 Reviews
  •  28 helpful votes
  •  10532 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
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  8018 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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  • Suvobroto Ray chaudhuri
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 318 photos
  • 53 Reviews
  •  40 helpful votes
  •  20528 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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Manu Kumar

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  • Manu Kumar
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1669 readers

"Wonderful zoo"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2015
It is an wonderful zoo, but with few animals, you can find ice everywhere. It is about 1 km journey, with sight view of Bear, Leopard, Peacock etc. I loved the beauty and took lots of pics there, especially wooden bridge.
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Shilpa Gupta

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  • Shilpa Gupta
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 5 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2330 readers

"Nice place to visit"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2015
I loved the place, it is around 1 km walk with Leopard, Bear, Peacock, wooden bridge and more, you will love the place. Once you enter the zoo you will find it hard to choose right track, but ones on right track it's pretty simple.
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Yatindar

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  • Yatindar
  • Lives in Punjaipugalur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1676 readers

"Exotic location and well-maintained Zoo"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2015
I visited the Zoo Park area. The location was excellent and exotic. The Zoo area was well-maintained, neat and clean. It had a vast variety of wild spices. Most of the wild zoo animals can be seen comfortable resting.. The photographic spot was well sheltered from frequent Rainfall and good place of temporary resting. The nature beauty was marvellous and abounds in peace and tranquility. I recommend visitors to enjoy this site and don't forget to use Raincoat and Umbrella with them to negotiate frequent rainfall. Day is perhaps the best time to visit while going to park one may carry some eatables but always use dustbin for garbage.
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