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Experience Kempty Falls – Everything You Need To Know

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Mussoorie is an apparent travel destination that has always attracted tourists for its breathtaking beauty & many fascinating sites, among which there is Kempty Falls. This spot offers a refreshing escape from city life and lets you enjoy cool aquatic fun moments at its natural pool. Cascading from a height of 40 m, this fascinating tourist site has a historic background.

It is said that John Mekinan, a British officer, discovered this wonderful place in 1835. There is also an interesting fact behind its name that you must know when planning your Mussoorie itinerary list. Its name was generated from the word Camp Tea due to tea parties hosted by British officers near the waterfall. It is among the most visited sites today, driving a significant yearly tourist footfall.

Kempty Falls: What you can do here

There is much to do around Kempty Falls besides beholding its captivating sight of cascading water from the top. These include taking a refreshing dip in its formed pool, clicking pictures, & picnicking with friends or family. Let’s take a brief overview of the activities you can do here.

  • Bathing

Among many things to explore in Mussoorie is having a refreshing, cool bath in the clean waters of Kempty Falls’s natural pool. If you need to bring your swimsuit or towel, rent one here. Also, note that there are separate areas for men and women.

  • Swimming

In addition to enjoying the cool waters of Kempty Falls, you can showcase your swimming skills in the natural pool of the cascading waterfall. If you are an amateur, please don’t do it without wearing a life jacket and follow the instructions for your safety.

  • Boating

Boating is an adventure in Mussoorie you cannot miss. You can find many different types of boats here, including row boats, motor boats, and paddle boats. Boating is done at a nearby man-made pond. 

  • Photography

Watching the captivating sight of cascading Kempty Falls falling from the height is a visual treat for its onlookers. This is a golden opportunity to go behind the lens and take pictures. The best time to explore photography is during morning and evening, when you observe the rainbow effect created by sun rays.

  • Picnicking

If you are coming to Mussoorie with family or friends, Kempty Falls is an idyllic spot for picnicking. You have your mat or a basket, that’s okay; if not, you can rent one. Enjoy sitting on the grassy areas or on tables and benches available here.

  • Fishing

As per Mussoorie’s travel guide, when visiting Kempty Falls, you should definitely try your luck at fishing. You will spot different types of fish here, including catfish, trout, & carp. You can take fishing rods & nets for rent to play your sport.

Facilities available at Kempty Falls

To enjoy all the given activities at Kempty Falls, you need not have to worry about your things’ safety. There are facilities available here, including:

  • Changing rooms

For swimming & bathing at Kempty Falls, there are changing rooms for both men & women to change clothing before or after. 

  • Lockers

Carrying valuables like wallets, phones, or cameras is impossible when having water fun at the waterfall. You can keep them safely in lockers available here. 

  • Marketplaces

If you feel like having something to eat, there are food stalls near Kempty Falls where you can buy snacks, drinks, etc. There are also marketplaces where you can shop for souvenirs or other items. 

  • Eatery joints

To enjoy the delicious taste of foods & beverages, there are restaurants nearby where you can stop & have a heartful dining experience. Some popular food items here are momos, maggi, tea, coffee, pakoras, etc.

Safety measures you must take while enjoying at Kempty Falls

There are many things to enjoy at Kempty. Still, there are guidelines you need to follow to avoid having any unpleasant experiences. These are:

  • Don’t go near the edge of the waterfall or do rock climbing, as the surface is very slippery & can be dangerous.
  • Don’t litter or pollute water, as it may affect the ecosystem & wildlife.
  • Avoid feeding anything to animals or disturbing them.
  • Abstain from drinking alcohol or consuming drugs.
  • Properly check your belongings when leaving, or else it may get stolen.

Best time to choose in visiting Kempty Falls

With so many intriguing things to do in Kempty Falls, now it may raise a question as to which is the best time to visit Mussoorie to experience all the fun at this waterfall.

  • To avoid crowded & noisy environments at Kempty Falls, it is suggested to avoid visiting during peak hrs (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM).
  • Don’t explore Kempty Falls during the Monsoon season, which runs from July to September. There are chances of slippery conditions that can prove fatal.
  • Always opt for the route that you find convenient per your budget & choice. Take a bus to view hills & valleys, for comfort take a car or taxi, & to make it more exciting, go for a bike ride.
  • There are few shops or restaurants near Kempty Falls, so you must carry a water bottle and some snacks.

How to reach Kempty Falls

With the information above, you should have a brief overview of Kempty Falls. Now, let us help you know how to reach the destination. So check out the options given below.

  • By Bus

To visit Kempty Falls, take a bus from Mussoorie, which takes around 30 minutes and costs Rs 50 per person. Another route is to take a bus from Dehradun or Delhi to Mussoorie & board another bus to reach the destination.

  • By Taxi

You can take a taxi from Mussoorie to reach Kempty Falls. The price is Rs 500 for a round trip. Travelling by taxi takes around 20 minutes. Another option is to take a taxi from Dehradun or Delhi to Mussoorie. From there, you have to take another taxi to reach the waterfall.

  • By Car

You can drive to Kempty Falls from Mussoorie if you have a car. Otherwise, renting a car is an alternative that gives you comfort and flexibility. The distance covered travelling by road between Mussoorie and the waterfall is 15 km. Another route is driving your car or renting from Dehradun or Delhi to reach your destination.

  • By Bike

Besides bus, taxi, or car, your own bike can also be a source of travel to Kempty Falls from Mussoorie, adding more thrill to your journey. The distance taken with a bike ride will be around 15 km. You can also drive from Dehradun or Delhi to reach the waterfall location from Mussoorie on your own or rented bike.

Top resort for your luxury stay in Queen of Hills, Mussoorie

When exploring the top tourist sites, searching for a promising accommodation infused with promising features is essential to making their guests’ stay unforgettable. The one example to mention here is jüSTa Hollow Oak, a luxury resort in Mussoorie. It features 16 well-appointed rooms with world-class amenities and a sprawling private balcony with a private sitout from where you can have a soothing view of oak/pine forests while sipping a beverage or reading a book. 

Other additional features included here are a kids’ playroom & a gazebo. The three-room categories with a fantastic oak/pine forest view make an ideal stay for its guests. If you are an art lover, the wall paintings in every room will catch your attention. 

Sabor is a culinary retreat welcoming both vegetarian and non-vegetarian lovers. One of the top restaurants in Mussoorie, this multi-cuisine dining retreat tantalises its guests’ taste buds with authentic Uttarakhand cuisine and international flavours. This gourmet heaven is spacious enough to accommodate around 80 guests. You can also prefer in-room dining to relish culinary offerings in your private space.

Conclusion

So overall, you get the information required to reach the Kempty Falls from Mussoorie, Dehradun, or Delhi. jüSTa Hollow Oak is one nearest resort to this waterfall, you can prefer staying at. It is infused with luxury amenities, making it an ideal stay for modern travellers amidst beautiful scenic settings.

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