Bhatta Falls is a beautiful natural waterfall located at a distance of 10 km from Mussoorie. The picturesque waterfalls is formed when water descends down almost 30 m / 100 ft amidst lush greenery. The clear water flows down the valley and then cascades down to form one of the most spectacular waterfalls.
Bhatta Falls gets its name as it is located in the village of same name. The falls was unnoticed and unpopular until the last few years. However, due to the excessive commercialization of Kempty Falls, and the equally enthralling beauty of Bhatta Falls made it a favourite alternative.
To reach Bhatta Falls, you can drive down from Mussoorie on the Mussorie – Dehradun highway for 7 km. From there, take a deviation to the right and drive for about 3 km to reach the parking lot. The last 3 km goes through narrow and steeply descending path and passes through the Bhatta village. From the parking lot, you need to walk for 500 – 700 meters to reach the waterfalls. The walk to the falls is amidst the lush greenery, and next to the water that flows downstream!
As you walk through muddy path leading to the falls, you will pass through an abandoned old hydro electric power plant. The path to the falls also offers some of the spectacular views of the surrounding mighty green hills.
Mussoorie Town as seen from Bhatta Village
A huge pool is formed at the base of the waterfalls. This pool is apt for visitors to take a dip and spend some quality time in the water. It is a thrilling experience to get into the cold water and let the water from 30 meters above fall directly on you! After taking a dip in the water, you can climb up the stairs made of stones and get to the top of the waterfalls. The view from the top of the falls is absolutely gorgeous, where you can get a glimpse of the greenery all around.
You can spend enough time at the top of the falls too. It has enough place to sit and enjoy the waterside. There are also few other waterfalls that are less than 10 ft height. The water from those smaller falls forms a small pool where the water current is reduced. The water then flows through an artificially built platform before cascading down into the valley.
As Bhatta Falls are not as popular as Kempty Falls, the number of visitors is very less. While on weekends it attracts quite a few visitors, on weekdays it wears a deserted look. Natural beauty of the waterfalls, surrounded with lush greenery all around, void of the touristy crowd, what more you can ask for to make this a perfect outing!
Another view of the falls
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