Palace Retreat

Solan, Himachal Pradesh, 173208, India | Hotel
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Enchanting Vales of Heavenly abode..Leh & Ladakh

A travel blog entry by bhavika_sharma5

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... Keva or "Kahva" as the local people say, almond, almond oil and saffron (if possible one could buy saffron from a place famous for saffron en route Srinagar, at around an hour before entering Srinagar one can see hoards of shops and outlets selling saffron or Kesar).
In the evening we explored the local market of Srinagar and enjoyed a ride of "Shikara" (the rates are mentioned on a board alongside the lake).

The restaurant "The Mughal Darbar" near the ...

Great food.....but that's about it

A travel blog entry by keeleymclaren

... We got back to the hotel and visited the Indian sweet shop downstairs for a sugar hit and made the decision to move on straight away. I had originally planned to head to Amritsar but Kazookie mentioned a place which I'd briefly heard about and after a little research decided to head there first. We asked at the hotel and travel agency's and they all said we needed to go to sector 43 to book the ticket meaning another rickshaw. Once there we couldn't get anyone ...

Shimla

A travel blog entry by simoncardnell

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Shimla's where the British rulers of India used to move when the Northern plains got unbearably hot during the crazy summer heat. It's full of old colonial buildings. Based, more than 2000 meters above sea level it's nice temperature and the snowy Himalayan ranges can be seen poking their heads above the horizon line. I meet a British guy whilst walking up to the steps towards a temple devoted to the monkey god Hanaman. He now lives ...

Nek Chand's Rock Garden

A travel blog entry by tonztosee

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... 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.
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TASHI DELEK from BON MENRI MONASTERY!

A travel blog entry by ulka

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... 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 ashrams...it's not the same. But then, aren't we all have different needs? I am thankful for that.
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