you ever heard of a place on earth that defies gravity? unbelievable,
is it? Nestled in the lap of snow caped Himalayan ranges and silver
valleys, Ladakh in India has a Magnetic hill where a vehicle moves up a
steep hill even with their ignition off. The Magnetic hill or Gravity
Hill is situated at a distance of 30 km from the capital city Leh and
is located on the Leh-Kargil-Baltik national highway, at a height of
14,000 feet above sea level.
The magnetic power here can be
experienced by switching off the vehicle at a certain spot here. You
will notice the vehicle moving up the hill in no time at a speed of
about 20 km/hr. The experience is also termed as Himalayan wonder and
is a must if you happen to venture into the Himalayan territory of this
part of the world.
Even while flying around this
region, one can feel the pull of magnetic field. As reported by the
local people and Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), when the
helicopters and aircrafts come with in the radius of this hill, they
start to jerk. To avoid accidents, the fliers are advised to fly at
specific speed and height.
The area has become a popular
sight seeing place also because of the sikh Gurudwara near the hill
which is maintained by the Indian Army. Guru Nanak Dev, the first of
the ten Gurus of Sikhism had meditated near this hill in the 17th
century. The Magnetic wonder combined with religious sentiments makes
this place a must visit while travelling to Ladakh.
People come to this Himalayan
terrain for the sheer adventure and rush of adrenalin for this mountain
beauty is more rugged than you would have thought.
India Travel Forum
Khardung La, a region in Ladakh
is the highest motorable road in the world. Once you reach here, you
fell on top of the world. Literally!