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Wonders of World - Magnetic Hill at Leh Ladakh, India

Updated on November 11, 2013
Bill-board at Magnetic Hill
Bill-board at Magnetic Hill
Bill Board
Bill Board
Magnetic Hill
Magnetic Hill

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 bill-board 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 Boarder 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 with in the radius of magnetic hill, it will started to jerk. It is advised to fly at a specific speed and hight above the Magnetic Hill to avoid accidents. The Indian Air force 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 are worth visiting.

How to Reach Leh and Ladakh by Air : Regular 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 route to Ladakh. Most part of the travel will be climbing mountains on this road. You can have the beautiful view of the Himalayan mountains in 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 the 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.

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      Falak 3 years ago

      that's really interesting

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      rommel 3 years ago

      i have also same experience here in lagawe ifugao philippines this might not an optical illusion...

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      kashmir-ladakh 4 years ago from usa

      thanks for this nice informative hub.

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      sasuke 5 years ago

      what will happen if some one makes a under ground highway

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      Shelley Williams 6 years ago

      The so called Magnetic Hill is actually an optical illusion and only one of the two words in 'magnetic hill' is true of the properties of this place. That being the word 'hill'. In the absence of the horizon because of mountains all around, the road seems to be going uphill towards the 'magnetic hill' but is in actual fact going downhill. Hence when people park up their cars in neutral, the car rolls towards the hill which seems to be uphill but is in fact the other way round. Try it with a ball next time you are there!

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      amarnath yatra 6 years ago

      One of the wonders of Leh is the Magnetic hill. Located just outside leh, this hill is believed to have magnetic properties. We in the air force were told not to fly our planes close to this hill as the magnetic field can impact our electronics. To test the magnetic properties I once parked my jeep at a designated spot and as predicted my jeep started moving uphill on its own. When you visit leh make some time to visit this spot. You can see it for yourself.

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      Nagavaibhav 7 years ago

      Easily the gravity level could be checked by just a bottle of water. I agree with Prashant, If there was magnetic field of that strength, the place would have been totally different.

      Anyways, it is a nice illusion to the mind. Would love to experience such illusions.

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      Prashant 7 years ago

      It's an amazement to me that so many people think this is a magnetic force that's causing this so called magical phenomenon. They don't even have the slightest idea what would happen if that was really a magnetic field that much strong.

      It's just an optical illusion of a downward hill appearing to be going upward due to the surrounding geography.

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      hari j 7 years ago


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      jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks all for your visits and comments

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      TMinut 8 years ago

      This is so fun, I had to show my son, he liked it too. Now he's talking about gravity, magnetic forces, on and on! He loves this stuff.

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      jacobkuttyta 8 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks for the link, It is very intereting.

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      Duchess OBlunt 8 years ago

      This is a very interesting Hub. I never knew this existed in Ladakh. We have one here in Canada too. Here's a link if you'd like to read more.