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Magnetic Hill, Leh
(3/5 based on 950 reviews on the web)
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. A visit to Magnetic Hill represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Leh vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • There's enough of material on the internet that clarifies that the so called magnetic hill is nothing but an optical illusion. Since we had biked here we couldn't test the veracity of the claims! But ...  more »
  • Its definitely a different kind of experience to see ur four wheeler in neutral climbs an ascend by its own. But it seems like an optical illusion than magnetic effect. 
  • One of the place to visit if you are in leh. You will experience the gravitu.. Definaetely to go place if you are nearby 
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  • Popular for the magnetic effect illusion. But keep that factor aside... This is one of the many stunning views that the naked mountains of ladakh offer.
  • One of the best tourist spots. If you're travelling to Leh from Srinagar by Car or Bike, you must surely take a stop at this place. Also try the magnetic phenomena by switching off your vehicle's engine.
  • Place is awesome but there is no so-called magnetic effect, It's only illusion If you observe you will see there is slope, that's why the vehicle move automatically.
  • A unique hill which has so called "magnetic hill", it is beautiful place and unpolluted
  • This is literally nowhere... But the scenic beauty and the road for drive through is worth coming to this place. The vehicle did move 😀 on its own ✌...you just have to follow the instructions on the board!