Mussoorie is one of the popular hill stations in the Uttaranchal state of India. The name of town is derived from the shrub 'Mansur', which is found here in abundance. The pleasant climate here all round the year has made it a popular tourist attraction in India. The beautiful location in the Himalayan ranges has gained it the name 'Queen of the Hills'. Among the waterfalls in Mussoorie, Kempty Falls is very popular.
Located at a distance of about 15 km Mussoorie, Kempty Falls are the wonderful falls cascading down from a height of about 40 feet. The water appears as if jumping and playing on the rocks. The name of the falls is derived from 'Camp Tea' as the tea parties of the British people used to be organized here. This place was developed as a tourist destination after 1835 by John Mekinan.
These falls are closed for visitors during monsoon and winters. The water of this falls is also used for irrigation purpose to the terraced fields of the surrounding areas. Regular buses and taxis are available for traveling to the Kempty Falls. Eatables, snacks bar and soft drinks shops are available at this place. Everyone enjoys bathing at this gushing waterfall.
The gushing Kempty Falls with pleasant surrounding is easily accessible and hence is a popular picnic spot.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/13