Nothing is real in this land, only surreal. 🌸
Completely smitten by the grace of this beautiful land. The bewitching landscapes and the pristine vibes. Leh has a charm that is treat to one's mind, body, soul and also to the tummy. 😁.
Following are the snippets of my experience and my travel to Leh..
Where Colors Merge. :)
When two different color river meet and greet each other with respect. It's a nature's and photographers paradise. That's the confluence of Indus and Zanskar river in Ladakh. 📷
Indus used to be the lifeline of the ancient civilization of India. The famed Harappa and Mohenjo-daro cities survived here until the river altered it's course. And thus was the decline of the renowned Indus Valley Civilization. The river now flows through Ladakh and enters Pakistan to eventually flow into the Arabian sea. 🌊
But you know what's beautiful?
One shining blue river merging with the other so green. Both of them originate in the high Himalayas. And are surrounded by the textured mountains further enriching the vibrancy of this magical confluence. The whole ambience there only urges you to leave everything and sit down there to admire the enchanting landscape.
Magnetic hill -
Straight way to heaven. 🛣️
30kms from Leh City is this tiny stretch of land that defies the law of gravity.
This land has caused many aircrafts of Indian army to divert their route to avoid magnetic interference on them.
To experience the magnetic pull, all you have to do is - there is a yellow box painted on the magnetic road, just a few meters before the Magnetic Hills. This is where the drivers are indicated to park their respective vehicles in neutral gear. Once the vehicle is in static position, the car/jeep begins to move upwards at an average speed of 20 kmph.
However, the science states there is some magnetic force at work beneath the surface that is causing the reverse gravitational pull. Some also feel that the whole experience is a mere optical illusion where one feels moving upwards and not downwards.
Magnetic Hill is an extremely famous and mysterious destination in Leh. This uncanny component of the hill definitely makes it worthy to visit and experience the phenomenon in person.