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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. 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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  • its by default route and u will enjoy the journey as it passes through hills and rivers its cool to visit with frnds on bullet  more »
  • the vehicles move forward in neutral gear on seemingly uphill area...cannot say whether it was an illusion or not but our vehicle did go forward!!!  more »
  • Magnetic hill is basically just an optical illusion where you park your car or bike and it starts moving on what seems to be an uphill road due to huge mountain at the end but is actually a downhill r...  more »
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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!