Magnetic Hill of Ladakh where Cars go uphill even in neutral
Put your car on neutral gear here and still it will climb the hilly road and that to with a speed ranging between 20-30 kilometres per hour
India is a land of mystic mountains, enchanting castles and serene and sublime lakes which make it a perfect destination for adventure junkies. In this context, Himalayan State Ladakh’s “Magnetic Hill” always needs a mention as it is a perfect retreat for thrill seekers.
Also called ‘Gravity Hill’, the magnetic hill pulls the stationary vehicles upwards on Leh-Kargil Highway, creating an impression of a divine power, which locals believe definitely exists in this part of the country.
Located at a distance of 30 km from Leh city, the ‘Gravity Hill’ is a small stretch of road which defies both ‘the phenomenon of gravity’ and the ‘automobile principle’. Yes, put your car in neutral gear and still, it will climb the hilly road and that to with a speed ranging between 20-30 kilometers per hour.
Locals believe some kind of divine force exists at the ‘Magnetic Hill’ which helps the good souls visiting the area. But rationalists believe otherwise, they used to advocate for scientific principle pointing at the existence of a magnetic field near the area. However, scientists are yet to prove this principle and failed to invade the mystery by and large.
Hidden Truth behind the Magnetic Hill #kalingatv
Kalingatv यांनी वर पोस्ट केले रविवार, २८ एप्रिल, २०१९
To talk of geologists, they provide a different theory altogether for such unique behaviour of the hilly road. They talk of optical illusion. They say actually the upslope at the hill looks like a downslope. That means when you see the vehicle going uphill, it is actually going downhill, they claim.
Controversies apart, the uniqueness of the ‘Magnetic Hill’ make it an attractive tourist destination for visitors from all around the world. More people visit the place in summer taking into account the fact that the magnetic force remains a bit extra active during this period of the year. Some take the experience as a source of entertainment for them also without delving much into the scientific cause.
Locals in Ladakh villages believe the divine power of the road at ‘Magnetic Hill’ leads those to heaven who rightly deserve it. Who don’t deserve could not make it despite their all efforts.
Notably, similar kind of magnetic hills do exist in Kalo Dungar in Bhuj and Tulshishyam of Amreli in Gujarat State, where a good number of tourists flock every year.