Best Time to Visit : July to September
Altitude : 14000 ft
Location : Leh-Kargil-Baltic National Highway - 7.5 km southeast of Nimmoo and 26.5 km west of Leh on Srinagar-Ladakh road
Entry Fees : Free
No entry permit or tickets required
The popular Magnetic Hill of Ladakh is a cyclops hill where vehicles defy the force of gravity and move upwards on the hill when parked at the marked location. To experience this phenomenon, park the car in the neutral gear in the yellow box marked a few metres ahead of the Magnetic Hill road. From this point, the car starts moving at a speed of 20kmph.
Even though there are some myths regarding the mysterious magnetic hill, the fact is that the layout of the area and the surrounding hills give it an optical illusion. The downhill road appears to be an uphill road which leads to the car slowly gaining momentum which appears to be going uphill against gravity when infact it is rolling downhill.
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