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Magnetic Hill, Leh

3.0
#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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  • 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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