This is my personal memorandum of my visit to Kempty Falls a week ago. Kempty Falls is an ecstatically beautiful natural waterfall 15 KM from Mussoorie on the Chakrata Road in Uttarakhand (India). This fall located at 4500 ft from sea level is considered to be the one among the few most beautiful waterfalls in India.
When I started my journey with Bipin to Kempty from Mussoorie, it was 9 AM. The wheather was foggy and cloudy as is always expected in Mussoorie. It started raining slowly but we couldn’t feel the rain because the morning breeze was faster than normal that scattered the rain. We managed to get into a Bolero. The 15 KM journey to Kempty is itself a recreating experience. The road has too many turns and up-downs as you can expect in a hill station. If you are on full-stomach then it’s very possible to get puked due to the snake like turns. You can enjoy the cloudy hills on the way. The perfect green hills are embedded with ivory white clouds. So you’ll never get bored with the journey.
It took almost one hour and something to reach Kempty Falls from Mussoorie. The rain was no more and the cloudy sky was perfectly blue. From the road the Fall was visible. A small iron bridge was built for the vehicles to pass through.
From road, we had to walk downstairs to reach the fall. There was also Rope-Way available to get down to the fall. The fall is converted into few lakes. Out of them, Lake No. 2 is the most visited. We also noticed some crowd in Lake No. 1 and 3 as well.
In Lake No. 2 there are several shops and dhabas around. We kept our luggage and got swimming costumes at a shop beside the fall. As we plunged into the water, it was bone-chilling. Yet, we felt the heat of the moment as many others were enjoying bathing in the fall, many including us were using air bladders to swim. The lake was not as deep as we expected, the water was just upto the chest level at the deepest. Lake No. 1 and 3 are similar as well.
After we had an hour-long bath we decided to go up the hill to find the water source of the fall. The source of water is a hilly river with crystal clear blue and extremely cold water which we couldn’t stop ourselves from drinking.