Demystifying Magnetic hill in ladakh – Reality or illusion?

The enchanting hills of Ladakh have more than mere beauty to offer. The Magnetic Hill, located at an altitude of 11,000 feet above sea level is one of the most unusual places to visit in India.

The Mystery: Cars driving up the hill get pulled up of their own accord. That is, one can drive up here with the ignition of their vehicles turned off!
The Theory: This exciting phenomenon is actually only an optical illusion resulting from the hill’s gravitational pull.

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Blessed with amazing natural beauty and mysterious magnetic abilities, the magnetic road in Ladakh is where travelers stop by to experience the strange, gravity-defying phenomenon. A yellow box marked on the magnetic road, few meters away from the Magnetic Hill indicates that the vehicle must be parked in neutral gear.

The superstition – Villagers residing in Ladakh believe that there once existed a road that led people to heaven. Those who rightly deserved were pulled to the path directly while those who didn’t deserve could never make it there.

Among the three primary suggestive theories – that of magnetic force in the hill and the illusion – there is no conclusive theory till date. But, there is certainly something mysterious about the magnetic hill in Ladakh! So think no further; plan a trip to Leh Ladakh and find it for yourself.

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