Mussoorie, a picturesque hill station in the state of Uttarakhand, is known for its scenic beauty, verdant hills, and varied flora and fauna. Located at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, this quaint hill station has an elevation of 1880 m above sea level. Also referred to as the Gateway to Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines, this town is easily accessible from other parts of the country. If you have holiday plans to the state of Uttarakhand, then a halt at Mussoorie can be an amazing one. Before starting your tour, you can choose from a list of India vacation packages that include tours of Uttarakhand and it most interesting hill stations, towns and cities. Since this hill station is known for its natural attractions, then a spot that you must visit here is the Kempty Falls.
This beautiful waterfall is situated at a height of around 1371 m and lies on the road between Mussoorie and Dehradun. The water from this fall cascades from a height of 40 ft, which is simply a splendid sight. In the year 1835, this area was developed as a tourist attraction by John Mekinan, a British officer. This falls derived its named from the words – camp and tea as this is the place where Britishers organised regular tea parties.
Every year during both peak and non-peak seasons, this falls is visited by thousands of tourists, who come here to witness the gushing water falling from the top of the hill and take bath under it. The water from the falls accumulates in the small pond that is located at its foothills.
Reaching the Kempty Falls is not an issue at all as you can get regular taxi and bus services from the city of Dehradun till here. Dehradun is connected to different parts of the country through air, road and rail transportation. As part of tour Mussoorie tour, you can also visit other places of this hill station such as Gun Hill, The Mall and Christ Church.