Magnetic Hill: Miracle or illusion
India, an incredible tourist destination, where resides one-seventh of the world’s population.
This thriving land is blessed with an amazing array of large glaciers, teeming forests and lonely deserts.
Such a diverse land is bound to hold some mysteries. This one, Magnetic hill, is nestled in the high reaches of the Himalayas.
For travel aficionados such as myself and my merry band of travellers, the motorway via Manali Srinagar etc. is the best route. The alternative is to fly directly to Leh, ranked amongst the highest airports in the world. The views afforded by either are worthwhile.
For the uninitiated, Magnetic Hill is a gravity hill located near Leh in the remote district of Ladakh in India. It is believed that the hill can pull a vehicle against gravity when placed in neutral gear. For some, it is explained by the science of magnetism while others think its an optical illusion. And then there are always a few who attribute it to the gods.
The bike ride offered some spectacular views of the barren yet proud mountains. For those who appreciate such stark beauty this is a must; for others, this is an easy miss. Science takes out much of the wonder this place might have had.
The simple explanation of the phenomenon is that it happens in light of the absence of an adjusted skyline, without which the incline of the closer view cant be judged effectively. And being India, one can always find someone saying that this place has heavenly powers; simply disregards them.
There are a few other gravity slopes on Earth and none of the heavenly.
That being said, give this hallucination a chance to baffle you.
Go to the slope, appreciate some regular optical dream and come back to the old streets of Leh for shopping.
I am not sure if I felt disappointed for sure, the simple optical illusion on a majestic scale might just make it worth your while.
In any case, it is an excellent place to pose for pictures. The best way to find out is to visit this place and find out…