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Exploring Magnetic Hills In Ladakh- Reality or Illusion?

Exploring Magnetic Hills In Ladakh- Reality or Illusion?

Ladakh- every tourists’ fantasy

Thinking about visiting Ladakh is a pleasurable moment. All we can imagine is a bike, a group of friends and scenic view of the snow-capped Himalayas to die for. Apart from the scenic views, the lakes and the hills in Ladakh, this place is also defying the laws of nature. Confused enough? Read on and you’ll understand why it’s so mysterious.

A Mystery that makes every traveller curious with excitement:

This is a place which holds a mysterious secret, making people curious to visit. It has an element known as Magnetic Hills. This lies at a distance of 30km from the town of Leh, at an elevation of around 14,000 feet above sea level.


This is a signboard which welcomes every tourist, trying to create that adventurous experience.

Now want to know the reason why it’s mysterious as hell? This is a place which contains that strange gravity-defying phenomenon. A traveller’s wonder, you can see the road ahead going uphill.  But ever wondered what happens here when you turn the engine off and let your vehicle stand in neutral? The truth is it will still start moving and go up to a speed of 20 km’s per hour on its own.

Many travellers took to social media to express this unusual experience

Who could have imagined that a vehicle could move up a steep mountain, with its ignition off? Sounds quite unbelievable! These collections of pictures below might make sense-






A Supernatural belief:

Many believe the reason behind this mysterious magnetic hill is due to some supernatural forces. Many of the local residents also claim that there existed a road that led people to heaven. But the sensible story states that there is a strong magnetic force coming from the hills that pull vehicles that are within its range. Another widely accepted theory is that it just might be the optical illusion that’s causing the Magnetic Hill look like an up slope.


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