Known as the Rooftop of India, Ladakh resides at the top of India in the state of Jammu & Kashmir like a crown. If the natural beauty, phenomenon, culture, wildlife factors come into the discussion, it wouldn’t be wrong to say it is actually the crown of India savoring the best of beauty at one place. If we ask five people to describe Ladakh, answers probably will be Pangong Lake, Monastery, Chadar Trek, Khardung La Pass and yes one of the best destination for a road trip. Did you notice something, this is something related to excitement. But what if we ask you about something which makes you curious about Ladakh, there is a place named Magnetic Hills.

Magnetic Hills have many speculations about gravity-defying instances. People say the vehicle starts to move uphill all by itself. Not one, not two but any tourists who have done one heck of a ride at this stretch has the same story to share about this mystical yet magical phenomenon. The world is full of wonders which have been tried to defined by superstitions to scientific research, and Magnetic Hills is another proof of it.

Where is Magnetic Hills located?

This one of kind stretch is around 30 km from the central city of Ladakh, Leh on Leh-Kargil-Baltic highway at an altitude of about 13, 950 feet in the region of Trans-Himalaya.

Guess what makes Magnetic Hills even more beautiful? It is none other than the Sindhu River which flows to the east.

There is a box in yellow color marked where you have to turn your vehicle to neutral gear, and you will see your car moving up to 20kmph. There are even many videos over the internet of this charismatic phenomenon. What do you think it really is? Magnetism or an unbelievable illusion? No better way to go through and understand it by yourself.

How to reach Magnetic Hills Ladakh?

By Road: There are two ways to reach here, first by Manali-Leh Highway and the second one is by Srinagar-Leh Highway. With the tourism boom of Ladakh, you can even avail public transport services like state transport buses or opt for private buses which run from HP to Leh Ladakh. From Manali to Leh, the distance to 490 km.

By Air: Will connected with major cities of India, Leh International Airport is at a mere distance of 32 km from Magnetic Hills. You can hire a taxi from the airport to reach Magnetic Hills and experience the phenomenon by yourself.

By Train: If you are keen on pursuing public transport, you can start your Leh Ladakh Tour from Udhampur railway station. Yes, the nearest railway station to Leh Ladakh is Udhampur which is around 700km distance.

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Published by Harry Caesar