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Magnetic Hill is a gravity hill located near Leh in Ladakh, India. The 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; in reality, the effect is an optical illusion created by the gravity hill.

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 The “magnetic hill” is located on the Leh-Kargil-Baltik national highway, about 30 km from Leh, at a height of 14,000 feet above sea level. On its eastern side, flows the Sindhu, which originates in Tibet and goes to Pakistan The hill is located on the Leh-Kargil-Batalik national highway, and is bordered by the Sindhu river. The Indian Army maintains a sikh Gurudwara near the hill where Guru Nanak Dev, the first of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism, meditated in the 15th century. Due to both the Gurudwara and the gravity hill, the area has become a popular sightseeing destination.

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  • it is indeed fantastic. I was there on “Eliminator” … tried it out myself, it is a Fantastic Feeling. I so want to be there again,

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  • I had been there.. Its amazing. Experienced it twice, still cant
    believe its optical illution :) . Amazing experience.

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    • I’ve been to Leh 03 times and everytime I experience it to find the
      reality. Its nothing but an optical illusion.The Taxi Driver turn
      ignition off while the vehicle is in movement & show it as a
      megnatic force.

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