Camel’s Back Road, Mussoorie

Visitor Information

  • Famous For: Nature, Photography, Adventure.
  • Entry Fee: No fee is required.
  • Visiting Time: The best time to visit this road would be in the light of the day so that you get to see the bend for real.
  • Visiting Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour.

From the enchanting view of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks to the snaking streams and the gushing rivers, Mussoorie, all by itself, is a paradise. The pure air and the cool breeze blowing throughout the day provide a good amount of energy to the residents and the guests, and, hence, the visitors are compelled to visit Mussoorie again and again. In this calm and composed environment, in the lap of nature, tourists often take a stroll around the small hill station to experience Mussoorie’s bounty when they come across the Camel’s Back Road. Thus, shaped like the hump of a camel, the Camel’s Back Road is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the heart of Mussoorie which the tourists do not miss.

Camel's Back Road
Photo by Paul Hamilton, CC BY-SA 2.0

Traveller Tips

  • This place is ideal for jogging and walking. So, forget the fact that heals exist on the earth!
  • Do not come in the way of the vehicles that are coming up the road especially at the bend because the vehicles will not be able to see you coming. Be very careful.

Things to Do There

  • Enjoy jogging early in the morning while breathing in the fresh mountain air.
  • Observe the natural structure representing a camel’s hump.
  • Visit the shops nearby and buy beautiful post cards and other items that would remind you of your visit.

Availability of Guides

This road is not facilitated by the availability of guides.

Best Time to Visit

Try to visit this destination during spring as jogging down the road surrounded by wildflowers will surely brighten up your mood.

How to Reach the Place

The Camel’s Back Road is situated in the heart of Mussoorie. The two extremities of this 3 km long road are Library Point and Kulri Bazaar. Thus, this destination can be easily covered on foot or on an auto-rickshaw.

Interesting Facts About the Camel’s Back Road

  • The road gets a natural bend in the shape of the hump of a camel after which it has been named.
  • It is a jogger’s paradise.
Camel's Back Road Mussoorie
Photo by Paul Hamilton, CC BY-SA 2.0

Nearby Attractions

  • Kempty Falls
  • Bhatta Falls
  • Mossy Falls
  • Jawahar Museum
  • Sir George Everest’s House
  • Landour Clock Tower
  • Gun Hill
  • Mussoorie Lake
  • Christ Church
  • Shedup Choepelling Temple

Nearby Restaurants

  • Little Llama Café
  • Café Ivy
  • Kalsang
  • JW Café
  • Lovely Omelette Centre
  • Chic Chocolate
  • Emily’s
  • Momo’s Tibetan Restaurant
  • The Tavern

In this adventurous place, the tourists are bound to experience the mirth of heaven because of which they are compelled to return to this tranquil abode again and again. On top that, when the serene hill station of Mussoorie houses one of the most famous roads in the world, namely, the Camel’s Back Road, then the tourists are bound to continue boasting of this place again and again as they tread their way along this infamous road. Thus, Mussoorie, and, most importantly, the Camel’s Back Road is a must visit for all.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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