Cascading Kempty Falls amidst Hills of Mussoorie

The enchanting hill station of Mussoorie is a popular holiday destination located in the district of Dehradun in Uttarakhand, India. Nestled in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayan Ranges, this mesmerising place is known as the Queen of the Hills. The average elevation of this hilly resort is more than 6000 feet from sea level and the highest point here lies at an elevation of more than 7500 feet from sea level. Known, for its lush green hills rich with flora and fauna, this place has spellbinding terrains. Awe-inspiring views of snow-capped mountains in the north-east as well as deep Doon Valley and Shivalik Ranges in the south captivate the onlookers. There are numerous attractions here that encourage people from different parts of the world to come here with holiday packages India. Some popular places of interest include Laal Tibba, Lake Mist, Mussoorie Christ Church and Kempty Falls.

Mussoorie

Mussoorie

 

Mussoorie is well-connected via different means of transport. It lies in proximity to cities like Dehradun (about 35 kilometres) and the national capital – New Delhi (around 290 kilometres). Hence, it is an ideal weekend getaway for nature lovers and peace seekers. Besides, this beatific destination is a popular honeymoon spot in the country. Newly-wed couples throng this romantic hamlet to enjoy quality time with each other amidst breathtaking natural environs. One of the favourite places of interest among honeymooners flocking this hill station is the Kempty Falls.

 

Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls

 

Situated at an elevation of over 1300 metres from sea level, Kempty Falls are located on the hilly tracks of Mussoorie. The waterfalls are located about 15 kilometres away from the main city on Chakrata Road. This gushing water body was developed as a tourist spot by John Mekinan – a British official somewhere around the year 1835. Locals believe that the name Kempty has been derived from the term Camp Tea because the British official used to camp here and enjoy tea parties during the colonial rule. The view of milky streams of water gushing down from a height of over 4500 feet from sea level is mesmerising. The origin point of the streams lie at a village known as Banglow ki Kandi, from where, the streams fall to split into five cascades. The continuous leaps of the gushing streams appear like a somersault of water before hitting the ground.

 

Newly-weds from the state and beyond opt for honeymoon packages and come here all-year round to enjoy the picturesque gush of streams surrounded by verdant hills. Tourists can enjoy laze around near the cascading water and they can get their pictures clicked in traditional attire by professional photographers here. They can also enjoy a ride in a ropeway to and from the top to the base of the falls. There is no dearth of freshwater fishes here and interested visitors can indulge in fishing activities after seeking approval from the Divisional Forest Officer of Mussoorie. Small cottages and huts are available in propinquity to the cascade to cater to the accommodation needs of tourists. The best time to visit this place is between the months of June and October.

 

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