With a layout that makes it look like a hill, Magnetic Hill is one of the most interesting places to visit in Ladakh for the curious souls. Being greeted by a yellow signboard that says ‘The Phenomenon That Defies Gravity’, Magnetic Hill is a fascinating place where your car will move without even hitting the accelerator.
The unbelievable phenomenon that makes the car move uphill without any effort is a thing of inquisitiveness for everyone. Some of the interesting activities which you can try here are quad biking and check out a few other places like Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Nimmu Valley etc.
Highlights: It is also called ‘Cyclops Hill’ and has many theories associated with it. Apart from scientific theories like magnetic force theory and optical illusion theory, there is a popular local legend too. According to the locals, there was once a path that led straight to heaven and those who deserved were pulled towards it while those who didn’t be left.
Best time to visit: The months of summer are the best to visit Magnetic Hill.
Location: Magnetic Hill, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India Distance from Leh: Magnetic Hill is located at a distance of 30 kilometres from Leh city.