Magnetic Hill, Leh
Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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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It's just a 15 minute drive from town on Sri Nagar highway. Can be described as a good optical illusion. A 10 minute break is more than sufficient at this spot. Cab drivers will demonstrate by switchi... read more »
True to its name , the cars/bikes go uphill on its own here. Walk into the mountains and feel the place. The road itself is one of a kind and the mountains are black .. nice place indeed
Very nice place to visit for a short time plan in & around the ladakh area. Some adventurous hill trek with bike and some snap spots were found there.
You will be intrigued when you visit this place, that's for sure! Some unique property of the rock that makes a 4 wheeler go up the hill on neutral without any human effort.
Beyond photography point...i like it
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