Magnetic Hill, Leh

1.8
#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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  • Our car was automatically moving against the gravity which was a unique experience for all of our friends  more »
  • Was very disappointed to go here because I had heard so much about it but now the magnetic properties of the hill have faded. Although just ahead of this hill there is a gurudwara with a langar where....  more »
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