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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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  • You visit and if your driver is not interested – you just click a picture with the board that states the phenomenon and wonder what was magnetic.. Thankfully our second driver obliged us on our way ba...  more »
  • Quite a let down. Nothing magnetic happens. Yet it attracts many who crowd the place, block the highway taking selfies and keep the myth going. Perhaps new cars have replaced old iron parts with too m...  more »
  • Found the magnetic hill very ok place. There is not much to see or do here. However it is just on the way destination.  more »