The Magnetic Leh – A dream destination in Himalayas


The Magnetic Leh – A dream destination

 

Magnetic Hill, Leh
Magnet Hill is a “gravity hill” located near Leh in Ladakh, India. The layout of the area and surrounding slopes creates an optical illusion that the downhill road is actually an uphill road. Objects and cars on the hill may appear to roll “uphill” in defiance of gravity when they are, in fact, rolling downhill.

  





































Sham Valley
Sham Valley  has Gurdwara Pather Sahib, Zanskar and Indus River Confluence at Nimmu, Ruins of Basgo Palace and Basgo Plains.

Gurdwara Shri Pathar Sahib is situated on the Srinagar-Leh Road, 25kms before the Leh. It is very beautiful and it was created in memory of the founder of Sikh religion and the first guru , Guru Nanak Dev ji. As per history Guru Nanak Dev ji reached here during the second journey in 1517 A.D. after giving his sermon on sumer hills. In the opposite hill, there lived a cruel demon who use to terrify the people and eat them after killing. On hearing the plight of the grieved, Guru ji reached this place heaved a sigh of relief on seeing the Guru ji but the demon was very angry on seeing this and he hatched a plan a kill Guru ji. One day, when Guru ji was immersed deep in the worship of God, the demon took the opportunity and throw a huge stone (Pathar) on Guru ji so that Guru ji would die under the huge stone. But ‘When the almighty protects, none can kill him’ and at that time an unusual incident happened. As the huge stone touched Guju ji, it became like wax and Guru ji’s body got struck in the wax but it did no effect the worship of Guru ji. The demon was pleased assuring that Guru ji was killed and came down near the stone. Seeing Guru ji alive, the demon was surprised and in a fit of rage, he kicked the stone with his right leg but the demon’s leg also get struck in the wax. The, the demon realized that he in his foolishness had tried to kill a Lord’s devotee and he fell at Guru ji’s feet to apologize for this mistake. Guru ji opened his eyes and summoned the demon to live the rest of his life by serving the humanity and only then he will be benefited. The demon obliged the Guru ji’s saying and lived peacefully thereafter. After some time, Guru ji went to Kashmir via kargil. You can have a glimpse of the holy stone inside Gurdwara Sri Pather Sahib.


Shanti stupa
Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist white-domed stupa on a hilltop in Chanspa, Leh district, Ladakh, in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu, Gyomyo Nakamura and part of the Peace Pagoda mission.
The Shanti Stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base, enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama.The stupa has become a tourist attraction not only due to its religious significance but also due to its location which provides panoramic views of the surrounding landscape

 

Leh Palace
Leh Palace is a former royal palace overlooking the Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh. Modelled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, the palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century. It is nine storeys high; the upper floors accommodated the royal family, while the lower floors held stables and store rooms


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