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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  • Magnetic Hill name itself explains what it is famous for. You can rent an ATV and go for a ride on the hill which is fun.  more »
  • Visited this spot with some hope to see nature’s trick but I was disappointed as there seems to be nothing magnetic about this spot. I see travelers stopping by and trying to figure out the magnetic n...  more »
  • Nothing magnetic about this hill, it’s a tourist trap that even the government has taken note of. How and why people keep falling for it is beyond me. It would have just been a nice spot had it not be...  more »

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