Kempty Falls, Mussoorie
Water Fall

Kempty Falls

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About Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls, situated at an altitude of 4,500 ft, is one of the popular tourist places of Mussoorie. It is a beautiful waterfall, which falls from a height of about 40 ft from a mountain. This fall is located on way between Dehradun-Mussoorie path.

John Mekinan, in 1835, had developed this place as a tourist destination due to its panoramic surroundings and views. The name of the place is derived from Camp-tea, the place where Britishers organised tea parties during their ruling period.

The falls is one of the largest among five down rushing falls, which flows down through various rocks and finally enters into the plains. While going 12 km downhill and after crossing the Aglar River, tourists can also reach the Yamuna River. Further, the site is also popular for swimming and fishing activities.

The place is visited for taking bath under the falls and for enjoying the beautiful views of surroundings. Tourists can also reach a beautiful pond while climbing a few steps in the flow of the stream. Located at the footsteps of the falls, the pond is a huge enclosure formed naturally by the stream.

Tourists can easily reach the destination by hiring taxis or buses, which regularly operate from Mussoorie as well as Dehradun.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Camera/Video allowed
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  • Tourist
  • 37 photos
  • Posted 6 days ago
Overall Rating
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277 traveller reviews for Kempty Falls

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Subhadip dutta

  • Tourist
  • Subhadip dutta
  • 3 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  102 readers

"Kempty Falls and Mussourie visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Kempty Falls is about 50 kms from the city of Dehradun. The Mussuorie city which is situated on the hills is about 35 kms ahead of Dehradun. Uttarakhand State buses ply between Dehradun and Mussourie every day starting approx 6 AM in the morning.
It takes about 1. 5 hour to travel to Kempty Falls from Dehradun city.
For budget travel one can board a travel by boarding state bus. However one can hire a taxi (Transport cost Rs. 17/KM on plane roads and on hilly roads Rs. 18/KM). Approx. Cost Rs. 2500 for a whole day trip to Mussourie.
Places to cover in a whole day journey for Mussourie are
Kempty Falls
The Mall Road
Mussourie Lake
Prakaseshwar Shiva Temple (This is a private Trust they don't accept any kind of donation in cash or kind plus they offer free Prasad and Tea to all travellers who offer a visit on the way to Mussourie)
Malshi Deer Park
It can take around 7 hours to cover these points in a day trip. On the way to return you can also pay visit to the Sakya Buddha Temple, Sai Temple and Ramakrishna Temple on the Rajpur Road.
Happy Holidaying!
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Sourabh Singh

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  • Sourabh Singh
  • Lives in Yamunanagar
  • 7 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  5617 readers

"Nice waterfall"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 2, 2016
The white water is very adventurous to everyone even whole the family can enjoy the Kempty Range trip. The fall is surrounded by the hill in winters there is ice all around the fall. You must carry all the summing clothes to make the fun The cheapest place to eat swim and fun go for it.
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C.s. manish Dasgupta

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  • C.s. manish Dasgupta
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 19 photos
  • 87 Reviews
  •  126 helpful votes
  •  50662 readers

"Kempty on Rainy Day"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Aug 1, 2016
The water-fall will be worth visiting during hot summers. As it was raining we didn't tried bathing in the man-made pool at the place. Every one was enjoying the water-fall. For ladies it is advisable to avoid the water-fall else bring good swim-wears which can cover you completely. Take some gift items from the shops besides the stairs. You can try boating but will not enjoy a lot as it is a small pond.
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Ak Gupta

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  • Ak Gupta
  • Lives in Noida
  • 3 photos
  • 31 Reviews
  •  87 helpful votes
  •  24142 readers

"Not so good"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Jul 16, 2016
It is surrounded by lot of buildings which destroys its beauty. In my opinion this can be avoided if you have seen other falls. We found far better falls at Yamunotri.
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Umesh mehta

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  • Umesh mehta
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 3 Reviews
  •  968 readers

"Visit this Place for a Picturesque View."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 10, 2016
This Place is Worth a Visit for a Picturesque View Early in the Morning or at Sunset timing. Has all Amenities around with some Monumental & Man made attractions.
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Gaurav Bahl

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  • Gaurav Bahl
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1063 readers

"Beautiful Waterfall"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jun 25, 2016
Try to visit upper Kempty fall above the bridge, local will guide, it has more pristine water to experience, best place to shop in Mussoorie is indeed the market(most economical) in narrow lane near the cable car which takes you Kempty fall located down below, but seriously guys, if you are married or with family avoid bath.
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Neeraj Goenka

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  • Neeraj Goenka
  • Lives in Churu
  • 5 Reviews
  •  6176 readers

"Overcrowded falls"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 7, 2016
Overcrowded falls but they have a little better option which is payable by Rs 100 per head in Kempty Lake in which swimming, boating and bathing in secluded section of Falls.
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Chandra joshi

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  • Chandra joshi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2263 readers

"Chilling water of the fall"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 29, 2016
It is wonderful to visit the fall and take a dip to the cold water in such heat in other part of country. Over commercialized is the place as they charge Rs. 100 for the fall but besides the fall nothing there.
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  • 2 votes

Parth Sabharwal

  • Connoisseur
  • Parth Sabharwal
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 248 Reviews
  •  229 helpful votes
  •  90429 readers

"A nice attraction"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 24, 2016
John mckinnon has founded this place as a picnic spot for the britishers, they use to organise camp here for tea only. This place is around 13 kilometres from Mussoorie, very beautiful and good to enjoy the bath in the fall.
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  • 2 votes

Gautam Rai

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  • Gautam Rai
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2651 readers

"Nice place to visit once"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 24, 2016
I like this waterfall but unfortunate the local administrations are not taking care properly hence the place is deteriorating its natural beauty.

Traveller should go by ropeway or by stairs. Although stairs are little exhausting.
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