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#6 of 53 Places To Visit in Leh
magnetic hill
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Leh-Kargil-Srinagar national highway, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, 194101, India
entry fee
no entry fee
All days of the week
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
visit duration
30 minutes

about magnetic hill

Is it magic? Is it an optical illusion? Or is it just the sheer magnetic charm of your vehicle that causes the phenomenon at the Magnetic Hill in Leh, where vehicles roll uphill without power. Marked by a yellow noticeboard, place your car on neutral gear right on the spot marked by white paint and your car will begin to move uphill on its own, baggage and all. Considered an optical illusion caused by rising and descending terrain, Magnetic Hill has over the years awed and disappointed eager travellers in equal measure. Initially, it was believed that magnetic fields in the surrounding region and mountains caused the almost magical phenomenon and in fact even now airplanes do not fly over the spot to be on the safer side. Though many debunk the theory that the vehicle is actually moving upwards, yet at the same time it is thronged by people visiting Leh, believers and non-believers.

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2 Magnetic Hill reviews
Ankit Punn
Ankit Punn
Optical illusion and not magnetic
Jun 27 2014
been curious to see anti-gravity work on that particular stretch. So, checked the slop using the bubble level indicator n a panoramic shot of the road from a distance of 50m to check the inclination n what I found is that there is slope or dip due to ...... read more
Bathrinath Shanmugam
Bathrinath Shanmugam
Magnetic effect
Jun 24 2014
While we dive we can feel a pull at specific location on the road. the hill release the energy of a natural magnet. this one is among few places available to experience the effect. i personally experienced it in my own car... Awesome...