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The Magnetic Hill on the Srinagar-Leh Highway, a.k.a. National Highway 1D is a gravity hill located near Leh in Ladakh, India. The hill is alleged to have magnetic properties strong enough to pull cars uphill and force passing aircraft to increase their altitude in order to escape magnetic interference; in reality, the effect is an optical illusion created by the gravity hill..*Pre-season Jeep road trip from Delhi to Amritsar, Srinagar, Kargil, Lamayuru, Leh, Khardung La, Tso Moriri and back to Delhi in May 2010. Photo by Suzanne Lee