At a distance of 14.5 km from Mussoorie Library Bus Stand and 48 km from Dehradun, Kempty Fall is a fascinating waterfall and one of the best tourist places to visit in Mussoorie. This fall is located on Mussoorie-Yamunotri Road. Kempty Falls is one of the best waterfalls in Uttarakhand and also among the top waterfalls in India. It is most often represented to promote Mussoorie Tourism and also one of the wellknown Uttarakhand tourist places.
Kempty Falls was developed as a tourist destination by a British officer John Mekinan, around 1835. The name of the place is derived from Camp-tea, the place where Britishers organized tea parties during colonial period.
Kempty Falls is situated at an altitude of 4,500 feet. It offer a remarkable view as the water dropping from a height of about 50 feet flowing through five cascading falls in the downstream. There are two main falls in Kempty with water falling into big pools that offer excellent opportunity to play in the crystal clear water of the mountain stream. The lower waterfall is very popular and attracts large crowd while the upper one relatively calm. The falls are close to the main road and the first waterfall can be reached by about 5-10 minutes walk from the main road. The second waterfall can be reached by further walk or through a roadway from the main road / first waterfall.
Tourists can also reach other cascading parts of the falls by climbing down from the second falls. Tourists like to enjoy the refreshing bath under fall and one can also enjoy boating in the nearby man-made pond. Several shops are there to serve food and other eatables. The Falls are a good place for picnic or for spending a couple of hours in the midst of the Greenery which cover the surroundings of the Kempty Falls.
Another 12 km down the Hill, the waters of the Kempty reach the legendary waters of Yamuna River. Fishing is very popular at the merging point. However, permits are to be taken from Divisional Forest Officer, Mussoorie, before fishing at Yamuna River merging point.
Best time to visit Kempty Fall is during summers from June to October. Tourists can easily reach the destination by car, taxi or bus, which regularly operate from Mussoorie as well as Dehradun.
Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM.