Kempty Falls


The scenic Kempty Falls are situated on the hilly tracks of Uttarakhand, India, 15 km from Mussoorie on the Chakrata Road. This place is located nearly 1364 meters above sea level, at 78°-02’East longitude and 30° -29North latitude. The Kempty Falls, surrounded by high mountain ranges at an altitude of 4500 feet, are a good place for a picnic or for spending a couple of hours listening to the music of water in the midst of the surrounding greenery.

History


Kempty Falls were developed as a tourist destination by a British officer John Mekinan, around 1835. The name Kempty is probably derived from the word 'camp-tea', as the British, during the colonial rule, would organize their tea parties here. A stream of water running throughout the year starting from the southwest of village Banglow ki kandi moves northwest and falls from 4,500 ft. Splitting into five other cascades, the water falls a further 40 ft giving the appearance of water leaping on the rocks below. At Kempty, the water almost appears as if the streams are doing a somersault before they hit the bottom. Yamuna is not far from the Kempty when one travels past it some 12 km downhill on crossing the Aglar River. Trout are in abundance here, and fishing permits can be obtained form the Divisional Forest Officer, Mussoorie. For those seeking to visit the gigantic falls for more than just a quick trip, there are arrangements for accommodation in huts in the area around Kempty. The falls can be visited round the year except in rainy season starting from the months of July and August.Kempty Falls were developed as a tourist destination by a British officer John Mekinan, around 1835. The name Kempty is probably derived from the word 'camp-tea', A stream of water running throughout the year starting from the southwest of village Banglow ki kandi moves northwest and falls from 4,500 ft. Splitting into five other cascades, the water falls a further 40 ft.
Kempty fall has a history that dates back to 1835 when John Mekinan developed this place as a tourist destination for he could see potential to attract tourists in the landscape of this place. The waterfall derives its name from Camp-tea which was a place where Britishers organized tea parties during their colonial period. The waterfall is situated at an altitude of 4, 500 ft which is counted amongst the five largest rushing falls.
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.

valleys of Mussoorie, Kempty Falls soon become a favourite place for day out tour or a picnic. Now it has become a must visit tourist destination for people visiting Mussoorie.

Tourists likes to enjoy the refreshing bath under the 40 ft Kempty Waterfalls. One can also enjoy some boating in the nearby man-made pond. Several shops are there to serve food and other eatables. As it is located at some 15 km distance from Mussoorie, it opens during the daytime only from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Best time to visit Kempty Fall is during summers i.e June to October.


Kempty Falls

The scenic Kempty Falls are situated on the hilly tracks of Uttarakhand, India, 15 km from Mussoorie on the Chakrata Road. This place is located nearly 1364 meters above sea level, at 78°-02’East longitude and 30° -29North latitude. The Kempty Falls, surrounded by high mountain ranges at an altitude of 4500 feet, are a good place for a picnic or for spending a couple of hours listening to the music of water in the midst of the surrounding greenery.

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