Camel's Back Road
#3 of 21 Places to Visit in Mussoorie
Distance (From Library Bus Stand): 3 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 3 km from Library Bus Stand, Camel's Back Road is a 3 km long stretch from Kulri bazaar to the Library Chowk in Mussoorie. It is one of the top tourist places to visit in Mussoorie town. The road takes its name from the rock which is shaped like a camel's hump on its back.
Camel's Back Road was built in 1845 to provide a walking track with a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. This road has an ancient Hawa ghar where people can sit and view the mighty peaks. This Hawa ghar was earlier known as Scandal Point. Telescopes are available here for those wanting a closer look of the Himalayan peaks. There are many stories about this road. One is that while a British couple was riding on horses, suddenly, the girl's horse jumped into the hills. When the man saw this, he also jumped down and they both died. This point was called Lover's Leap.
The road is ideal for a walk as one can get amazing views of the valley and the mountains from here. Camel's Back Road is also a great sunset point. The peaks of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi and Trishul are visible from here. There is also an old cemetery here, midway on the loop of the road. The cemetery dates back to the mid-nineteenth century. Many foreigners visit the cemetery in search of graves of their ancestors.
Tourists can easily reach Camel's Back Road by hiring auto rickshaws, while horse rides are also available.
Horse Riding: Rs.100 per person for 2.5 km.