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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  • We weren't able to figure out all the hoopla no matter how hard we tried. As far as we could understand, there was a slight decline that would make vehicles roll a bit. If not, the momentum from start...  more »
  • I had always hears about this place from friends to wanted to visit. First hand experience was great.  more »
  • Since I was on a bike, could not experience the magnetic effect. Maybe I am overweight! We also did not find many vehicles around for demo. Again, this place is not a must visit, but it is on the Alch...  more »
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