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Magnetic Hill, Leh

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#2 of 6 in Nature in Leh
Geologic Formation Nature / Park
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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  • Hardly anyone can afford to miss this magical place. Where the cab will run without even acceleration. Wow, i assume there is some magic behind that.  more »
  • It is not a must visit place according to me. Vehicles moves on its own even when car in neutral mode. But the road with both side hill its very amazing view, you cannot stop clicking photos.  more »
  • Like the title says, theres nothing magnetic about this place. The locals say that the car moves a few millimeters if you leave it overnight in neutral. However, the drive to this place and the scenic...  more »

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