In your travels around Leh Ladakh, you will come across fascinating sights which arouse your curiosity to no end. One such sight awaits you in the form of Magnetic Hill in Ladakh, the place where gravity takes a backseat. Lying at a distance of around 30km from the town of Leh, the Magnetic Hill is marked by a yellow signboard which reads “The Phenomenon That Defies Gravity”. It also instructs you to park your vehicles in the box marked with a white point on the road, which is known as the Magnetic Road. When parked at the indicated spot, vehicles begin moving forward at a speed of almost 20km/h.
Magnetic Hill lies on the Leh-Kargil-Baltic National Highway in the Trans-Himalayan region. To the east of the Magnetic Hill flows the Sindhu River, making the surroundings a photographer’s delight.
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit is during the months of July to September. It is the ideal time to witness flawless landscapes, mighty mountains, a quaint lifestyle, and sensational food. Anytime after September may result in adverse weather conditions and the dearth of transport facilities that can disrupt your trip.
Open and Closing Time
Timing:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 30 minutes
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Near By Attraction
Hotels available near Magnetic Hill
Application Availability Which Saves Some Money
Zomato, Swiggy(Provide lip-smacking food at a cheap price).
Uber, Ola(Provide 24/7 Cab Services).
Interesting facts about Magnetic Hill
Magnet Hill is a so-called “gravity hill” located near Leh in Ladakh, India. The “Hill” is located on the Leh-Kargil-Srinagar national highway, about 30 km from Leh, at a height of 11,000 feet above sea level. The alignment of the road with the slope of the background can give the illusion that cars are able to drift upwards.