Tourists flock to Kufri in Himachal to beat the heat

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Shimla, May 3 (ANI): As the mercury rises across northern India, Kufri in Shimla is attracting lots of tourists.

The climate of Kufri is providing much-needed relief to many tourists who leave behind temperatures in mid to high 40s.

"I am from Ahmedabad, the temperature is 47 degree Celsius and here the temperature is very low and here we are enjoying the low temperature and the beauty of hills. The weather is very nice here," said Prateek, a tourist.

Locals involved in the tourism business say that this tourist rush indicates a good season for them this summer.

"As the summer is going up, tourists are rushing to Kufri. We are having a good business these days. As the mercury will rise in May and June, this rush will increase more. This is good for the hundreds of local youth involved in horse-riding business here," said Shiv Singh, who arranges horse-riding trips for tourists.

From Shimla and Kufri, tourists also move to other tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh, like Manali and Dalhousie.

The maximum temperature in most hill-stations of Himachal Pradesh varies from 24 to 27 degree Celsius. (ANI)

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