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Kempty Falls, Mussoorie Overview

Located on the way between Dehradun-Mussoorie roads, in the Ram Gaon area of Tehri Garhwal, Kempty Falls is a beautiful cascade of water that falls to the ground from a mighty altitude of 40 feet. Surrounded by high mountain cliffs, Kempty Falls is nestled at an altitude of around 4500 ft above the sea level. This place was developed as a picnic destination by John Mekinan owing to its captivating surroundings and scenic beauty. One of the most renowned waterfalls in Uttarakhand, Kempty Falls offers a mesmerizing panoramic view as the water falls from the mountains.

The name of Kempty Falls is taken from the terms "camp and tea" implying the elaborate tea parties that were once organized here in evenings eventually leading to a localized name Kempty. Offering a stunning view of water stream cascading down from a great height, it divides into five channels. The pond formed at the bottom of the falls makes an excellent spot for swimming and bathing. A flight of stairs leads to the pond where one can soak in the fun with friends and family. Quite famous among the tourists as a picnic spot, the perennial Kempty waterfall is crowded almost throughout the year.

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Activities at Kempty Falls

Needless to say, the Kempty Falls make up for the perfect picnic spot where you can enjoy a gala time with your friends and family. A flight of stairs leads up to the actual spot where the falls are located, but worry not, for swarms of small-time shops situated all along the way will keep you occupied. You can buy all kinds of souvenirs and knick-knacks from these endearing stores. Once you reach the location of the Kempty Falls, you can give your valuables for safekeeping at the lockers that charge a nominal fee for the same. Changing rooms and washrooms are available for visitors to change into something comfortable for their time in the falls.

The major centre of activity at the Kempty Falls is the pool of water where the water collects. Have no doubts about the fact that the water of the falls is extremely cold! However, after the initial shock of the temperature, you will get used to the cold. Once in the water, you can swim your way through the pool or rent floaters that will keep you above the surface of the water. There are small niches in the mountains which are situated quite close to the cascade of the falling water and make up for a little expedition on its own. A small pool of water is also situated close to the Kempty Falls which is quite isolated and away from the activities going on at the main centre. Small shops sell piping hot snacks that will help you beat the cold.

Kempty Falls Ropeway

One of the best ways to explore the terrain of Kempty Falls is by the means of its ropeway. Precarious and thrilling at the same time, the ropeway takes you over lush green mountains and even overlooks waterbodies. The cost of the same is INR 80. Do take a ride on the ropeway if you wish to enjoy a bird's eye view of the Dehradun - Mussourie trail.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Kempty Falls is during the summer season i.e. between the months of March and June when the weather is pleasant for outdoor activities. Make sure to avoid visiting during the monsoon season owing to the heavy flow of water.


1. Make sure to avoid visiting during the monsoon season owing to the heavy flow of water.
2. Do carry an extra set of clothes if you intend to take a dip in the fall.
3. Also, it is advisable to set out to Mussoorie from Kempty before sunset as the narrow winding roads get difficult to drive on.

How To Reach Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls is situated in Ram Gaon, about 15 km from the popular hill station Mussoorie and 45 km from Dehradun. One can easily get a tourist bus from Mussoorie bust stand or a taxi till the fall. Alternately, tourist cabs are also available to the falls. However, vehicles are allowed only up to a certain point after which the journey has to be made on foot.

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