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Magnetic Hill, Leh

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#2 of 12 in Nature in Leh
Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
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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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  • There is an outline of a box on the road where you can try out on your own vehicle, whereby the vehicle would move on its own without even pressing on the accelerator. There is an eatery there and... 
    There is an outline of a box on the road where you can try out on your own vehicle, whereby the vehicle would move on its own without even pressing on the accelerator. There is an eatery there and...  more »
  • Just an average place en route Sangam from Leh. Dont think there is anything magnetic. Think its the barely discernible slope. A few eateries in the vicinity and ATV is also available. Since its on... 
    Just an average place en route Sangam from Leh. Dont think there is anything magnetic. Think its the barely discernible slope. A few eateries in the vicinity and ATV is also available. Since its on...  more »
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  • This hill is famous for its gravity defying occurrence. The road actually is downhill, but due to optical illusion it looks like the road goes uphill. So when a car is let free it looks like the car is moving uphill. We got a lot of static shocks when we were in that area. There was a cafe nearby and ATV rides were there for 1200 Rs. There were heavy winds the day we went which looked almost like a sandstorm.
  • The main "wonder" of this place gets over real quick lol! But the area around is really cool. Nice place to get some amazing clicks🏔️

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