4 years ago
Our gang of friends at The Magnetic Hill, Ladakh.
I know you are surprised by this name. Magnet Hill is a so called " gravity hill" located near Leh in Ladakh ,
India . The hill is mistakenly characterized as having extreme
magnetic properties which are strong enough to pull cars uphill
and force passing aircraft to increase their altitude in order to
escape magnetic interference. This is likely based on the illusion
that some people see of objects which appear to roll up a hill. In
reality, this is purely an optical effect caused by the specific
layout of hills and deceptive fields of reference.
The “magnet Hill” is located on the Leh-Kargil-Srinagar national
highway, about 50 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.
Just after this photo I too joined my friends, had lots of fun.