Magnetic Hill

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    Location: Ladakh, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour

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    Located near Leh in Ladakh, India, Magnetic Hill is a gravity hill. The optical illusion of a hill is created by the layout of the area and surrounding slopes. On the hill road, objects and cars may appear to roll uphill in defiance of gravity, as the hill road is actually a downhill road when they are, in fact, rolling downhill.  On Srinagar-Ladakh Road, it is 7.5 km southeast of Nimmo and 26.5 km west of Leh.


    Magnetic HillLocated about 30km from Leh City, this small stretch of road is unique because of its outright defiance of gravity. This road attracts stationary vehicles upwards, as a part of the Leh-Kargil Highway. A car can roll up at a speed of 20km/hr. on this hill, when left with the engine off. It has been given many names like ‘Mystery Hill’ and ‘Gravity Hill’, due to this extraordinary phenomenon. The Sindhu River runs on the eastern side of this hill, situated at a height of 14,000 feet above sea level.


    Locals in the area will tell you a completely different story, while there definitely exists scientific explanations for this curious occurrence. It is believed by the locals there that this road led to heaven, once upon a time. Whereas those who were undeserving could never find their way to it, deserving members would automatically be pulled there

    Inside/Outside Views

    Front site of Megnatic HillStating the exact spot, authorities have put up a billboard in the area where this phenomenon can be observed. Indicating the exact point where the car should be parked in neutral, a yellow box marked on the road. Climbing slowly up the hill, it can be seen from there. At about a distance of 30km from Leh, the Magnetic Hill is part of a barren region. Therefore, it is more or less a secluded area, apart from tourists. It is always advisable to check into a hotel at Leh City and drive to the hill from there, while you may find a couple of homestays in the area. Make sure you have packed enough food before you set out on your journey to this mystery hill, as there are not many food joints or restaurants in the area. In Armenia, the Magnetic Hill in Ladakh in fact has a sibling, which is known as Mount Ararat, and when it actually goes downslope, this hill also seems to be going upwards.

    Opening Hours

    Everyday A Week Open 8.00 AM To Close 5.00 PM.

    Entry & Others Fees

    • RS15 is needed for Indians and
    • RS100 is needed for foreigners.

    How to Reach

    By air: Very well connected with some major airports in India, including New Delhi, the closest airport is Leh Airport. To reach the destination from the airport, taxis can be hired and.

    By Rail: At a distance of 812 km from Leh, the closest major railway station from Leh is Jammu Tawi. To reach Leh over Srinagar Leh Highway in a 3-day journey with overnight halts at Srinagar and Kargil ,taxis can be hired from the railway station .

    From Leh via Manali Leh Highway, Joginder Nagar railway station is just 635 KM but is not a major one.

    By road: The most feasible option is to travel the distance between gurudwara and Leh by road. Between November and April, the road remains closed, so  during that time,you should avoid going there.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must keep your snacks and water bottle with you. Be polite and don’t do any kind of activities which may disturb other visitors.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: yes, the place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: yes, photography is allowed inside the place.

    Que-03: What is the best time to visit the place?

    Ans: The best time to visit Magnetic Hill would be between July and October, while this road is open throughout the year.  During this time, the roads are clear, and the drive will not be a hassle.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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