Magnetic Hill in Leh has such strong affect that it can pull fully loaded cars towards it. Read more about this interesting place.
Newton was sitting under a tree when an apple fell down and voila ! Gravity was discovered. Thanks to gravity, we know what goes up, must come down. It’s like the earth has a huge, mysterious magnet that keeps pulling everything towards itself. It is as basic a phenomenon like breathing, a fact as fundamental as life itself.
But what if this omnipotent force goes for a short break?
Magnetic Hill, which is 25 kilometers outside Leh on the road towards Alchi and Kargil, is the spot that defies gravity, quite literally!
Cars run without Petrol
A vehicle on this small stretch of road on the Srinagar Highway runs on its own without acceleration. All one needs to do is switch off the engine and feel it being propelled on its own. Apparently, a magnetic field pulls automobiles and makes them move without any push from the engine.
A sign at Magnetic Hill asks one to stop the car over a white square drawn on the road, switch it off and leave it in neutral mode. If instructions are followed, the car actually gets into motion and runs at an approximate speed of 10-20 km per hour. Even heavier cars like Scorpio, overloaded with baggage and passengers, succumbed to this unnatural phenomenon. This works in both directions, uphill as well as downhill.
Bermuda Triangle of India
For a lot of people, it is India’s own Bermuda triangle: mysterious and inexplicable. Another school of thought explains this as a completely scientific process and explains it using laws of physics. Whatever be your belief, this is a joy ride that you’ll cherish all your life. For once, just let your car loose!
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