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

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.

Chand's Chandigarh

A travel blog entry by globalwanderers on Oct 15, 2010

29 photos

... The thing was you could not see anything on the road because the fog was so thick and I was sure we were going to go over the edge at some stage. Dave said it was worse than the rollercoaster at Luna Park and I tried to sound optimistic when he asked, 'Do you think we will make it?' We did make it... at 5am. Rickshaw to a hotel only to discover all hotels in a 4 block radius were full. For 2 hours Celi pounded the pavement and Dave sat on the streets with the homeless on bag watch. ...


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.

Pretty close to the rooftop of the world

A travel blog entry by on Jul 10, 2010

11 comments, 5 photos

... bit scary, too. Between monkeys, cows, goats and dogs, there is an abundance of street wildlife around every turn in India so I’ve discovered. (Did I tell you all that I saw an elephant walking down the street in Delhi a few days ago?) Back to the Himalayas. Shimla is the town that the British government used for its summer headquarters and indeed it is a lot cooler than in Delhi. In fact, it is ...

Little Britain

A travel blog entry by kyleannie on Apr 11, 2010

7 photos

... going there on future occasions but we just ensured that our feet never generally touched the floor!

I managed to pick up some kind of weird bug so for a couple of days I couldn't do much except sleep and be carried up and down the hill by Kyle for meals. I blamed it on the exertion of climbing up the hill the first time to our hotel! By the time we left I was fully recovered and ready to head back to dusty old Delhi for the next stage of our ...

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