Palace Retreat

Address: Solan, Himachal Pradesh, 173208, India | Hotel
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Nek Chand's Rock Garden

A travel blog entry by tonztosee on Aug 19, 2011

3 comments, 17 photos

... there is Nek Chand's rock garden. In the 50s a road supervisor started to collect building waste and made sculptures from it. Then he placed them in the parklands of Chandigarh, altering the landscape by building walls, huts, walkways and all sorts of other things. Remarkably, his art borrows from the organic forms of nature itself and therefore reminded us a lot of Gaudi's creations.

A HIghway Crash and Clash

A travel blog entry by markkacik on Apr 04, 2011

4 photos

... and conductor gather for conference under the light drizzle that just started. The officers voice raises at the conductor as he smacks him a *******e in the face. I move up next to the conductor hoping my presence might inhibit more violence. The policeman glares at me at blurts out in Hindi "What nationality are you?" Avoiding a political problem I just point at the sign atop the bus that says "Tourist". Disgruntled, his attention ...


A travel blog entry by ulka on Aug 18, 2010

17 photos

... debating practices, pujas, Bon mythology and tradition, an amazingly colorful and beautiful monastery temple with huge statue of Buddha, Tonpa Shenrap (the founder & teacher of Bon), fantastic library, silence of Nature around... made my experience a very uniquely wonderful. Sometimes I compared that to the loud surrounding of some's not the same. But then, aren't we all have different needs? I am thankful for that.

Oh, the Himalayas

A travel blog entry by firesquirrel on May 25, 2010

3 comments, 21 photos

... It doesn't exist here. Just like lines. If there is enough space for a foot in front of you, someone will attempt to conquer the territory and get in. I sent two people behind me to stand in line when they tried to impose, they laughed and were hovering very closely behind my shoulders the rest of the time. Looks like I've lost my Russian standing-in-line conditioning...

I got ...

Rock garden and an armed guard

A travel blog entry by carole91 on Oct 26, 2009

1 comment

... you can spend hours just spotting them! Small plant pots with a hole drilled in the bottom and "strung" onto wooden rods to make walls.There is now a 3rd phase which is being done with the help of more people and this is on a much bigger scale - waterfall (or more accurately water cascade), much higher walls and more intricate balconies and terraces. It is impressive but I preferred the original areas. Wasnt tryimg so hard!
At the end of the 3rd phase they ...

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