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Label : Must Visit

Tags : Waterfall

Timings : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Altitude : 1364 meters

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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 one the most popular tourist attraction and picnic spot in Mussoorie. Surrounded by high mountain cliffs, Kempty Falls is nestled at an altitude of around 4500 ft above the sea level. The pond formed at the bottom of the falls makes an excellent spot for swimming and bathing.

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. It was developed as a picnic destination by John Mekinan owing to its captivating surroundings and scenic beauty. Offering a stunning view of water stream cascading down from a great height, it divides into two main falls. 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

  • Have a refreshing bath under the fall
  • Enjoy boating in the nearby man-made pond
  • Popular picnic spot
  • Climb from the first main Kempty Falls to the second. The first waterfall is located 5-10 minutes walk from the main road. The second falls has to be reached by walking further inside.

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.

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.

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.


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

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