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Kempty Falls

Both an exquisite natural landmark and an entertainment center, this stunning waterfall has swimming pools, boating activities and restaurants.

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.

On a warm and sunny day you might want to take a refreshing dip in the inviting pool. Inflatable rings are available to rent and present the chance to float lazily on the shallow water. Stand directly beneath one of the branches of the falls to experience its full force. Around the pool, find restaurants serving traditional Indian snacks and a handful of shops selling curios.

A short walk past the main waterhole is a small water park, complete with a collection of terraced pools. Here you can enjoy safe swimming, ride waterslides and rent paddleboats.

Access to the falls is via a short cable-car ride that travels down a forest-covered mountainside. As you move deep into the valley, take time to check out the colorful Tibetan-style homes which sit precariously on the cliffs. An alternative way to get here is to walk down a series of hillside steps.

The waterfall is about a 30-minute drive from Mussoorie’s town center and easily accessible via auto-rickshaws and taxis. Combine your visit with a walk around nearby Happy Valley, a Tibetan community nestled amid a green forest. Visit a Buddhist temple and look inside to see artisan workshops.

Kempty Falls is open daily. There is a fee for the cable car and the attractions at the waterpark.


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JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa Rs10,709
JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa

Village- Siya,Kempty Fall Road, Tehri Garhwal, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the mountains, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Kempty Falls, Gun Hill and Mussoorie Lake. Bhata Falls and Tapkeshwar Temple are also within 25 mi (40 km).

    OYO 7252 near Kempty Falls Rs1,540
    OYO 7252 near Kempty Falls

    OYO 7252 near Kempty Falls

       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Tehri-Garhwal, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Kempty Falls and within 12 miles (20 km) of Municipal Garden and Gun Hill. Mussoorie Christ Church is 11.5 mi (18.6 km) away.

      OYO 13728 Hotel Trisha
      OYO 13728 Hotel Trisha

      OYO 13728 Hotel Trisha

      12-16-12 Beside Goshala Hospital, Anakapalli, Tehri-Garhwal
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Tehri-Garhwal, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Kempty Falls and within 9 miles (15 km) of Municipal Garden and Gun Hill. Mussoorie Christ Church and Mussoorie Lake are also within 12 miles (20 km).

        OYO 22492 Hotel Kempty Residency Rs13,941
        OYO 22492 Hotel Kempty Residency

        OYO 22492 Hotel Kempty Residency

           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Tehri-Garhwal, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Kempty Falls and within 9 miles (15 km) of Municipal Garden and Gun Hill. Mussoorie Christ Church and Mussoorie Lake are also within 12 miles (20 km).

          OYO 17011 Hotel Kiran
          OYO 17011 Hotel Kiran

          OYO 17011 Hotel Kiran

             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Tehri-Garhwal, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Municipal Garden and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Kempty Falls. Gun Hill and Mussoorie Christ Church are also within 9 miles (15 km).

            OYO 13655 Hotel Benog Breeze Rs14,127
            OYO 13655 Hotel Benog Breeze

            OYO 13655 Hotel Benog Breeze

            Near Lakemist Turn, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Mussoorie, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Kempty Falls and within 9 miles (15 km) of Municipal Garden and Gun Hill. Mussoorie Christ Church and Mussoorie Lake are also within 9 miles (15 km).

              OYO 9329 near Kempty Falls
              OYO 9329 near Kempty Falls

              OYO 9329 near Kempty Falls

              Main Kempty Fall Road, Lakemist Bend, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Mussoorie, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Kempty Falls and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Municipal Garden. Gun Hill and Mussoorie Christ Church are also within 9 miles (15 km).

                The Kings Kalindi Resort & Spa Rs4,706
                The Kings Kalindi Resort & Spa

                The Kings Kalindi Resort & Spa

                4 Mile Stone Kempty Road, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Mussoorie, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Kempty Falls, Municipal Garden and Gun Hill. Mussoorie Christ Church and Mussoorie Lake are also within 9 miles (15 km).