Bookmark These Must Visit Waterfalls In Mussoorie

Visiting these waterfall offers a chance to unwind amidst nature and experience the diverse landscapes and ecological richness of the Mussoorie region
Kempty Falls
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Nestled in the Garhwal Himalayan range, Mussorie offers scenic views of the Doon Valley and distant snow-capped peaks. Popular for its colonial charm, the hill station features attractions like Kempty Falls, Gun Hill, and Mall Road, providing a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage. The town's pleasant climate, greenery, and serene ambience make it a favourite destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers, ensuring a memorable retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Among its many attractions, the waterfalls in and around Mussoorie stand out for their beauty. Take a look at its top five must-visit waterfalls.

Kempty Falls

Kempty Falls, developed by a British officer in the 1830s, has long been a popular picnic spot. The waterfall cascades 40 feet down and splits into five streams. The sound of the gushing water and the lush greenery create a beautiful ambience. There are also eateries and shops around the area for snacks and souvenirs.

Best Time to Visit: March to June.

Location: Approximately 15 kilometres from Mussoorie (via Yamunotri Road).

Bhatta Falls

Unlike the more commercialised Kempty Falls, Bhatta Falls offers a more tranquil environment, make it an ideal spot for picnics. There's a small lake at the waterfall's base where visitors can indulge in paddle boating. The hike to the falls through the forested path adds to the adventure.

Best Time to Visit: August to October.

Location: Around 10 kilometres from Mussoorie, near the Bhatta village.

Bhatta Falls
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Mossy Falls

Mossy Falls is a lesser-known gem that provides a secluded environment. It's named after the moss-covered rocks around the falls. The waterfall cascades down from about 20 feet, surrounded by dense forests and greenery. The serene setting is ideal for bird watchers.

Best Time to Visit: Open year-round, but the post-monsoon period (September to November) offers the best views.

Location: About 2 kilometres from Mussoorie on the Bala Hisar Road.

Jharipani Falls

The trail to Jharipani Falls offers picturesque views of the Doon Valley and the surrounding hills. The area around the falls is rich in diverse flora and fauna, making it an excellent spot for photographers. It is less crowded than other waterfalls, offering a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Mussoorie town. Visitors are required to trek for about 1.5 km to reach the falls.

Best Time to Visit: September to June, avoiding the peak monsoon season, when the trail might be slippery.

Location: Approximately 8 kilometres from Mussoorie on the Mussoorie-Jharipani road.

Kempty Falls
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Kempty River Falls

Kempty River Falls is situated further downstream from the main Kempty Falls. It's less crowded and offers a more relaxed environment. The natural pool formed by the waterfall is perfect for swimming and bathing. The area around Kempty River Falls is characterised by rocky terrains and dense forests, making it a picturesque spot for nature walks.

Best Time to Visit: March to June and September to November, avoiding the peak tourist season in Mussoorie.

Location: Near the main Kempty Falls, on the same Yamunotri Road.

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