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The nearest airport is at Jubbarhatti (IATA code:SLV) that accommodates turbo-props Dorniers, while Jet, Airbus A310, 320s and Boeing 737s can all land at the larger Chandigarh (IATA code:IXC) airport. Commercial service at the Jubbarhatti Airport is limited with six flights a week operating to and from Delhi, all operated by Jagson Airlines . Chandigarh offers far better options. Major airlines including Indian , Jet Airways  and Air Deccan  operate flights to Delhi, Jammu, and Mumbai. Most of the flights to Mumbai require a stop-over in Delhi, but low-cost Indus Air  operates a daily non-stop flight in the afternoons. Kullu and Dharamsala are smaller towns which are connected to Chandigarh through Jagson Airlines bi-weekly flights. Tip, confirm the flights till the very last moment, bad weather often delays flights during the winter fog.
You can reach Kufri from Shimla in 30-40 minutes by road.
One can hike through thick forest around Kufri to the Mahasu Peak- the highest peak in Kufri. Only mode of transport is to hire a horse/mule, for which they charge your Rs.250 per person for Mahasu Peak or Rs.380 per person for Deshu peak depending on the package one choose (If u r good at bargaining then u can hire the horse/mule for Rs.50 per person). It is safe to hire the horse for the trip as the path is very muddy. Also, there will be photographers pestering you to hire them for shooting your memorable photos. One word of caution here....bargain bargain and bargain as most of them will charge you Rs.60 per photo; stick to Rs.20-30 per photo and be firm on the number of photos you require. They tend to take more photos than agreed and demand excess charges from you.
Once you are on Mahasu peak, you can get yourself snapped on top of Yak with 'cowboy' pose...Rs.30 for Yak owner. Get your snaps with Himachali dress...Rs20-30 hire charges.
There is an amusement park on top where entry fee charged separately, you can do go karting, skiing etc.
Also visit nag Temple.
Don't forget to eat those hot maggi served Rs.30 per plate and cup of fresh tea Rs.10.
Indira Tourist Park
The Indira Tourist Park is near the Himalayan Nature Park and provides panoramic view of the locations around.
Horse/Mule ride to Mahasu Peak
Visit Nag Temple
Kufri Fun world (applicable entrance fee)
Photo session on Yak
Photo session with Himachal Dress on
Remember to collect the horse owner's mobile number, as you might require when descending after spending memorable time on top.
DO NOT buy saffron sold by the locals, it's fake. Buy only from an authorised shop.
You can buy a pair of thick gloves from the street vendors (it's not pure wool) for Rs. 40-50...as you may require while riding on the horse/mule. It will withstand chillness at the peak also.
Hot Maggi served based on your order Fresh tea
There are lots of options from dormitories to luxury resort hotels. Online booking is the most convenient way to reserve a room. Alternatively, the tourist office can supply a list of hotels, and you can phone or trek over an reserve a room in person.
The area dialling code for Kufri is 0177. From overseas, dial +91 177 XXX-XXXX. There are plently of STD/ISD booths. The amount is calculated on a digital meter, and is paid after the call. A short STD call will cost you around Rs 10.
It is very easy to get a Prepaid mobile, which is very cheap to get, and calls are cheap too. One needs to give a Photo ID proof and a photograph for prepaid as well as postpaid connection as per the Govt. regulations.
CellOne - GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz.(Tri-Band) Airtel - GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz.(Tri-Band) Reliance Telecom - GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz.(Tri-Band) Tata Indicom - CDMA !dea - GSM 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz.(Tri-Band)
Police Check post - 0177-2841377 or Police control room - 100