Magnetic Hill, Leh

1.9
#2 of 12 in Nature in Leh
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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  • It’s believed here that the mountain near Magnetic hill has magnetic properties which causes the vehicles which are generally made of iron to get attracted to it. Two planes which crashed on this hill...  more »
  • It was a very amazing experience. We put our car in neutral and allowed it to slide. It was sliding towards uphill inclination against the gravitational force for a short distance.  more »
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