Wonders of World - Magnetic Hill at Leh Ladakh, India
Wonders of World - Magnetic Hill at Leh - Ladakh, India
This is one of the wonders of the world. There is a magnetic hill in Leh - Ladakh. It is one of the wonders of Himalayan Mountain.
To experience the magnetic power you have to place your vehicle on a specific spot (Local authority has put up a billboard to identify the place) and switch off the vehicle. Soon you will notice the vehicle will climb the hill at a speed of around 20 km/hr. Many tourists from around the world come here to experience the Himalayan wonder. It is informed by the local people and ITBP (Indo Tibetan Border Police) personal that this magnetic power can be experienced while flying above the Magnetic Hill. If the Helicopters and Aircraft flying above the magnetic hill comes within the radius of the magnetic hill, it will start to jerk. It is advised to fly at a specific speed and hight above the Magnetic Hill to avoid accidents. The Indian Airforce pilots are aware of this phenomenon and usually avoid this area. It is situated at an altitude of 14,000 feet. (above sea level). The magnetic hill is situated at a distance of 30km from the Leh town. You need to take the Leh - Kargil Baltic National Highway to reach the Magnetic Hill.
The Himalayan region around this place is worth visiting.
How to Reach Leh and Ladakh by Air: Regularly scheduled flights from Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu, and Srinagar are operated to Leh by different airlines.
How to Reach Leh and Ladakh by Road: Srinagar - Leh road (Approx. 440 km) is open for traffic from June to November is one of the oldest land routes to Ladakh. Most part of the travel will be climbing mountains on this road. You can have a beautiful view of the Himalayan mountains on this trip. Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (J&KSRTC) operates Deluxe and Ordinary bus services between Srinagar and Leh. Taxis are also available at Srinagar.
The New Manali - Leh road (Approx. 475 km) is another land route to Ladakh. It covers the snow-filled peaks of Western Himalayan Mountain and will be open from July to October, depending on weather conditions.