Magnetic Hill (India)

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Magnetic Hill in Ladakh, India.
A sign near the Magnetic Hill in Ladakh, India.

Magnet Hill is a "Cyclops hill" located near Leh in Ladakh, India.[1] The layout of the area and surrounding slopes create the optical illusion of a hill. The hill road is actually a downhill road. Objects and cars on the hill road may appear to roll uphill in defiance of gravity when they are, in fact, rolling downhill.[2] It is 7.5 km southeast of Nimmoo and 26.5 km west of Leh on Srinagar-Ladakh road.

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  1. ^ "Magnetic Hill Leh, Jammu & Kashmir". Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. ^ "NOTHING MAGNETIC ABOUT MAGNETIC HILL". 31 July 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2016.

Coordinates: 34°10′16″N 77°21′09″E / 34.1710°N 77.3525°E / 34.1710; 77.3525