Kempty Falls Overview

Kempty Falls, located on the Chakrata Road about 15 km from Mussoorie, is a famous tourist destination in Uttarakhand. The falls are known for their picturesque splendour and flowing waters, and they provide a relaxing getaway. Visitors can enjoy swimming, picnicking, and taking in the natural beauty of this gorgeous location tucked in the Garhwal Himalayas. For a comprehensive experience, consider including Kempty Falls in your Uttarakhand tour.

Kempty Falls, located on the Chakrata Road about 15 km from Mussoorie in Uttarakhand, stands at an incredible height of 40 feet. This lovely waterfall is named after British commander John Mekemp, who made it a popular picnic place during colonial times. The name "Kempty" comes from the word "camp-tea," which reflects the town's past as a tea party destination.

Kempty Falls, known for its spectacular cascade and calm surroundings, attracts a large number of visitors looking for a refreshing vacation. The water splits into five streams before reaching the pool below, providing a captivating image. Travellers can swim in the natural pool, cool down in the refreshing waters, or simply rest by the waterfalls.

The area surrounding Kempty Falls is ideal for picnicking, photography, and exploring nearby shops and eateries. With its lush greenery and breathtaking scenery, this spot is perfect for both nature lovers and adventurers seeking an unforgettable experience in the Garhwal Himalayas.


• Witness Kempty Falls' stunning 40-foot cascade as it breaks into five streams, producing a mesmerising and refreshing natural scene.
• Learn about the falls' history, which was named after British commander John Mekemp, who popularised it as a picnic and tea party site.
• Discover the beautiful hiking paths that encircle Kempty Falls, providing panoramic views of the Garhwal Himalayas and the verdant valleys below.
• Capture postcard-worthy pictures of the breathtaking landscape and falling waters of this beautiful spot in the Garhwal Himalayas.
• Indulge in activities like swimming in the cool, natural pool at the base of the falls or relax with a scenic picnic amidst the lush, green surroundings.

How To Reach

1 By car: Kempty Falls is approximately 17 km away from Mussoorie city centre and you can easily reach there in about 40 minutes via NH 707A. You can either hire a taxi or drive yourself through scenic roads to reach Kempty Falls.

2 By ropeway: You can reach Kempty Falls base through an adventurous ropeway ride from Ropeway Espresso in Ramnagar. You can drop off in Ramnagar and take a scenic ropeway ride to reach the beautiful Kempty Falls. 

Best Time To Visit

Kempty Falls is an all-year-round destination offering a unique experience on every visit.

1 Best day of the week: Consider visiting during weekdays to avoid crowds and have a calm experience. Weekends experience a larger footfall compared to the weekdays, so you should visit on weekdays.

2 Best time of the day: Consider visiting early in the morning or late afternoon, to witness surreal views of the falls during sunrise and sunset.

Other Essential Information

  • Arrive early in the morning to avoid crowds and secure a good spot for swimming and picnicking.
  • Wear sturdy, non-slip shoes for walking on wet and uneven surfaces around the falls and trails.
  • Pack appropriate swimwear if you plan to take a dip in the natural pool.
  • Stay comfortable and dry after swimming by bringing towels and a change of clothes.
  • Bring your own food and snacks, as the area has limited food options and picnicking is a popular activity.
  • Protect your belongings, especially electronic devices, by using waterproof bags.
  • Carry sufficient drinking water to keep yourself hydrated, particularly during hot weather.
  • Avoid littering and use designated bins to help keep the area clean and preserve its natural beauty.
  • Check the weather forecast before planning a visit, as heavy rains can make the area slippery and unsafe.
  • Follow all posted safety signs and instructions to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit.
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Discover Nearby Hiking Trails

Discover Nearby Hiking Trails

For an exciting adventure, explore the trekking routes surrounding Kempty Falls. These routes provide breathtaking picturesque views of the Garhwal Himalayas and lush valleys. It allows nature lovers to immerse in the region's magnificence while taking a relaxing journey through the peaceful surroundings.

Experience an Adventurous Ropeway Ride

Experience an Adventurous Ropeway Ride

Take a thrilling ropeway ride for an aerial view of Kempty Falls and the surrounding scenery. This lofty viewpoint provides stunning views of the cascading waters and rich flora. This creates an unforgettable and scenic adventure that adds a new dimension to your visit to this lovely location.

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Kempty Falls Reviews

Sunita Arora
Reviewed: 17 Mar 2021
My stay at Larisa Hotel in Mussoorie was amazing, and my room opened up to views of the mountains and the Doon Valley. There is greenery everywhere here. Since I booked via Thrillophilia, I also enjoyed several adventure activities here during my stay, such as trekking, etc. The food here was also q... Read More
Neha Tukaram
Reviewed: 27 May 2021
The resort was pleasant and tidy, and the rooms were nice and clean. The facilities were all present, though some of them were off-limits due to the COVID rules in place.
Vishnu Panicker
Reviewed: 03 Feb 2020
We booked Larisa Resort Mussoorie with Thrillophilia at a good deal and it was a hassle free check in at the property. We enjoyed the stay in the resort. Food was very yummy. We also enjoyed various activities like cycling, nature walk and walk tours to nearby attractions. Service by all staff was a... Read More
Bhilangana Gowda
Reviewed: 18 Dec 2019
Larisa Resort Mussoorie is highly recommended for a comfortable stay with very good ventilation and for nature lovers. I visited here with my family and we really had a great time at the resort. the best was our lazy day at our luxurious rooms.

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