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Kempty Falls

Vacation Travel Guide
Kempty Falls which includes a cascade and swimming as well as a small group of people

Both an exquisite natural landmark and an entertainment center, this stunning waterfall has swimming pools, boating activities and restaurants.

Kempty Falls is a magnificent waterfall and recreation area set in the lap of a green valley. It’s a favorite hangout of local residents, who come to cool off in waterholes, have fun with relaxed boating activities and enjoy scenic picnics. A British officer established Kempty Falls in the 1830s as a place for the British Raj to hold tea parties. The waterfall’s name is rumored to stem from the colloquial name of Camp Tea.

Follow the walkways and bridges that lead from the falls’ entrance to vantage points. Marvel as the milky-white water cascades down a cliff face before bouncing off rocks and into a manmade waterhole. Admire the verdant foliage that frames both sides of the waterfall. Listen to the invigorating sounds of the rushing water, which mingles with the excited cheering of visitors.

On a warm and sunny day you might want to take a refreshing dip in the inviting pool. Inflatable rings are available to rent and present the chance to float lazily on the shallow water. Stand directly beneath one of the branches of the falls to experience its full force. Around the pool, find restaurants serving traditional Indian snacks and a handful of shops selling curios.

A short walk past the main waterhole is a small water park, complete with a collection of terraced pools. Here you can enjoy safe swimming, ride waterslides and rent paddleboats.

Access to the falls is via a short cable-car ride that travels down a forest-covered mountainside. As you move deep into the valley, take time to check out the colorful Tibetan-style homes which sit precariously on the cliffs. An alternative way to get here is to walk down a series of hillside steps.

The waterfall is about a 30-minute drive from Mussoorie’s town center and easily accessible via auto-rickshaws and taxis. Combine your visit with a walk around nearby Happy Valley, a Tibetan community nestled amid a green forest. Visit a Buddhist temple and look inside to see artisan workshops.

Kempty Falls is open daily. There is a fee for the cable car and the attractions at the waterpark.

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EllBee Mussoorie Hills
EllBee Mussoorie Hills
4 out of 5
EllBee Mussoorie Hills, Library Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
The price is CA $49 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in The Mall Road, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mussoorie Christ Church and Gun Hill. Municipal Garden is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"Had a wonderful stay. No complaints and worth the every cent spent. Rooms were cosy and clean. The location is good and the staff was extremely helpful. Thanks."

Reviewed on Jul. 3, 2021

EllBee Mussoorie Hills
JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Village- Siya,Kempty Fall Road, Tehri Garhwal, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
The price is CA $349 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in the mountains, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Kempty Falls, Gun Hill, and Mussoorie Lake. Bhata Falls and Sahastradhara are ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (85 reviews)
"Very good staff, chef Deepak and Server Rashi particularly."

Reviewed on Jul. 19, 2021

JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa
OYO 22492 Hotel Kempty Residency
OYO 22492 Hotel Kempty Residency
2.5 out of 5
Main Road , Mussoorie Road Kempty, Tehri, Uttarakhand
Situated in Tehri, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Kempty Falls and within 9 mi (15 km) of Municipal Garden and Gun Hill. Mussoorie Christ Church and Mussoorie ...
OYO 22492 Hotel Kempty Residency
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EllBee Mussoorie Hills
EllBee Mussoorie Hills
4 out of 5
EllBee Mussoorie Hills, Library Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
The price is CA $49 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
EllBee Mussoorie Hills
JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Village- Siya,Kempty Fall Road, Tehri Garhwal, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
The price is CA $349 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
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OYO 22492 Hotel Kempty Residency
OYO 22492 Hotel Kempty Residency
2.5 out of 5
Main Road , Mussoorie Road Kempty, Tehri, Uttarakhand
OYO 22492 Hotel Kempty Residency
OYO 13728 Hotel Trisha
OYO 13728 Hotel Trisha
2.5 out of 5
12-16-12 Beside Goshala Hospital, Anakapalli, Tehri
OYO 13728 Hotel Trisha
OYO 17011 Hotel Kiran
OYO 17011 Hotel Kiran
3 out of 5
8, Nr Police Stn, Kempty Falls Rd., Near Bombay Motor circle chopasni Road, Tehri, Uttarakhand
OYO 17011 Hotel Kiran
OYO 13655 Hotel Benog Breeze
OYO 13655 Hotel Benog Breeze
3 out of 5
Near Lakemist Turn, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
The price is CA $123 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
OYO 13655 Hotel Benog Breeze
Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels, The Savoy, Mussoorie
Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels, The Savoy, Mussoorie
5 out of 5
Library Bazaar, Gandhi Chowk, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
The price is CA $236 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels, The Savoy, Mussoorie
The Kings Kalindi Resort & Spa
The Kings Kalindi Resort & Spa
3 out of 5
4 Mile Stone Kempty Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
The Kings Kalindi Resort & Spa
OYO 12853 The Kings Kalandi Resort
OYO 12853 The Kings Kalandi Resort
3 out of 5
4th Km Stone, Kempty Fall Road, Charleville, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
OYO 12853 The Kings Kalandi Resort
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