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Magnetic Hill, Leh

#2 of 12 in Nature in Leh
Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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  • I assume there must have been some sort of magnetic force earlier that caused the much talked about phenomenon but currently it isnt there. The car just rolled on like it would on a regular road.  more »
  • This spot is part of a circuit tour around Ladakh, and is great photo-op! Especially with the clear blue skies. The phenomenon per se wasn’t striking as the newly laid road makes it obvious that the....  more »
  • Superb location.
  • Your 4 wheeler will start plying to one direction... Seems like towards down hill ... I was in bike no movement seen in bike... But yes lot of car riders experienced that... While they put speed at zero in that paint marked box to experience the same.... Car start moving on its own....

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