Magnetic Hill, Leh

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Turn off your engine and put your vehicle in neutral to see a natural optical illusion at Magnetic Hill. Some call the phenomenon a "gravity hill," because objects moving downhill appear to be going uphill, thus defying a natural law. Though local myths have suggested a magnetism stronger than gravity lies in the hills here, the fun effect is actually a trick of the mind, with surrounding hills obstructing the horizon and confusing the way the eye perceives the lay of the land. Bring your video camera. Make Magnetic Hill a part of your Leh vacation plans using our Leh online vacation builder .
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  • October 5, 2017
    There is a short patch of 15-20 meters probably, where even if you turn off your vehicle, it will automatically get pulled by the far away mountains against the gravity (that's the concept our guide t...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    It is on the way to confluence of indus and zanskar river. You can spend not more than 20 minutes at this place. The general view is great and now shops have come up to do ATV ride. To sum up i found ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    This place lies on the highway between Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and the confluence of Indus and Zanskar rivers. There is a box painted on the road where the vehicle needs to be parked, put in neutral ge...  more »

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