Palace Retreat

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

A travel blog entry by bhavika_sharma5 on Jul 08, 2014

2 comments, 13 photos

... 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 ...

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 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.

The Surrealists (from Chandigarh to Amritsar)

A travel blog entry by taylor_tails on Jun 23, 2010

... was us. Apparently not many tourists come to Amritsar and thus no one is use to seeing white people. At first it was kind of hilarious, we had people asking to take pictures with us, people not asking and taking pictures of us, people following us around staring, asking for our autographs, introducing their children to us, shaking our hands, people coming up to us and touching us. I think I made some guys year when I gave him a piece of my chewing gum. But ...

A rose by any other name

A travel blog entry by hazelandmartin on Jan 21, 2010

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... our time in India. It is definitely clean and green, each major intersection has a large roundabout beautifully planted and maintained, and there are no cows, pigs or litter. The traffic runs in an orderly way and on the whole the traffic lights are adhered to, and there are pedestrian crossings. We are staying in Sector 17 which is the city centre, where most of the shops and restaurants are. We walk around the block in to ...

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