Palace Retreat

Address: Solan, Himachal Pradesh, 173208, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Solan

Nek Chand's Rock Garden

A travel blog entry by tonztosee on Aug 19, 2011

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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.

Off to a rocky start

A travel blog entry by lbc on Sep 05, 2010

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... asked me to take a picture of their family with my camera and then said, "You're welcome," to me, as if I had asked and should be grateful, most strange and a complete about turn.

In the last section in the garden there is like a crazy kids' section with mad mirrors that distort you, a mini aquarium, swings... There was some sort of event being held and a guy with a microphone was talking. However when we walked ...


A travel blog entry by ulka on Aug 18, 2010

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

Very long drive day followed by a long cook night

A travel blog entry by kai.berlick on Jun 12, 2010

... after 6pm into the large garden behind a roadside restaurant.

Adele and I were on cook crew with James and Fran, and once I had the fire going I was drenched and dripping with sweat, but we finally had dinner ready about 8pm, although the serving sizes weren't large and we had to scrape together some more food during the meal. It was very difficult sleeping during the night as well due to the humidity, all the tents turned into ...

The journey from hell

A travel blog entry by simonkal on Mar 19, 2010

13 photos

... views to die for, one of the best train journeys in India if not the world apparently. Unfortunately this was our first experience of the Indian Railways wait list process. The train network is so vast with so many tickets being sold, reserved and cancelled each day that a wait list was introduced. In theory this works very well as you can be 200th in the list and still be pretty sure of getting a seat the trains are just that enormous, honestly ...

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