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Reviews of Magnetic Hill • 16
While going from leh to sangam point you can cover the magnetic hill and Hall of frame museum of Indian army.
We had a chance to experience bathing in hot springs, which was out this world experience . There were moments when Our cars used to get stuck in sand or any rocky terrain as we also did off roading on the mountains, but we use to off road with one car at a time so that if one gets stuck other one can tow it and take it out.We visited the magnet hill, which I found was just an optical illusion as the road is inclined in the front but seems that we are climbing the road but it was also a different experience all together . After that we also visited the pathar sahib gurdwara which has a very interesting history.
1. Drive to the Magnetic Hill – a phenomenon that defies gravity!Located on the Leh-Kargil-Baltik National Highway, thousands of travellers visit Ladakh every year to decode the mystery behind the 'Magnetic Hill,'. Here, it is believed that vehicles are pulled uphill automatically due to magnetic forces. All you have to do is turn off your engine, and let your vehicle stand in neutral. It will slowly start moving uphill and can go up to a speed of 20km per hour on its own.
Day 3 : Magnetic Hills, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Sangam , Alchy , Liker Monastery :
Watch your vehicle attain a life of its own at the Magnetic Hill. For most travelers, this scientific wonder is one of the most popular things to do during a Leh Ladakh Road Trip.
See the marvelous Magnetic Hill, a gravity hill located near Leh. This hill is alleged to have magnetic properties strong enough to pull cars uphill and force passing aircraft to increase their altitude in order to escape magnetic interference.
Both these rivers have distinct colours, and the steep climb to the viewing point, though exhausting; is a rewarding one. The road below goes to Leh, the other road visible goes downhill to the village of Chilling which lies in the Hemis National Park and is a popular start point for trekking. The well known magnetic hill is an optical illusion for those still not aware of the fact, but one still cannot resist to try out checking whether your vehicle moves uphill (which is actually downhill). This is mostly due to the absence of a horizon! The roads here are straight as an arrow and well maintained. We though tried a bit of off-roading here, which is always fun.
The Magnetic Hill (Ladakh)
This morning was supposed to be our leisure day after covering some 1200 kms and 17000ft in few days, but our overexcited group decided to do rafting on Zanskar river. Get prepared to change into bodysuits which are mandatory to wear to save your body from freezing water! So carry an extra pair of clothes and enjoy the 16 kms rafting as we did in Rs 1400 including lunch. On our drive back, we stopped at Magnet Hill. This was a bit of an anti-climax as we were expecting to see a car being pulled towards a hill, then we were told it is an optical illusion and nothing more! But this highway is beautiful, though my advice, do not go there only to see this 'spot'.
Magnetic Hill is popular because the vehicles when put into a box here move up the slope without ignition. And it happens. The truth behind this gravity defying phenomenon is something else though. Read about it after your visit. I won't ruin it for you. Point to be noted: Put the vehicle in the box.
Next we stopped at Magnetic Hill, a point which claims to defy gravity and all that. In reality it is only an optical illusion and only due to the surroundings it seems as is your car is rolling uphill with ignition off. Nevertheless, we thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent here.
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The “magnet Hill” is located on the Leh-Kargil-Srinagar national highway, about 30 km from Leh, at a height of 11,000 feet above sea level. On its south side flows the Indus, which originates in Tibet and goes to Pakistan. The magnetic hill has become a popular stop for domestic tourists on car journeys. The alignment of the road with the slope of the background can give the illusion that cars are able to drift upwards.
As we drove down National Highway 1, and eagerly awaited to reach Ladakh, my attention turned towards a board that read a cautionary message, but as usual no one paid heed to me! Until we saw it coming to reality as we parked our car on the Magnetic Hill. Parked in neutral gear, we first thought it was some paranormal ghost story coming to life as the car moved up the steep slope of the mountain!! As reality broke to our frozen selves, within seconds we all ran behind the car, which was now speeding up to beyond 10 km/hr!! Well, it was in turn just plain physics and no freak accident, if only my friends would have listened to me earlier when I hap pointed out to the board that read "Magnetic Hill"!