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.

A HIghway Crash and Clash

A travel blog entry by markkacik on Apr 04, 2011

4 photos

... the courage to step out but the timing is bad. The other drivers come at him yelling so the driver crosses the traffic into the crowd of 15 people who push him to a stop. In an instant the drivers reach him and the entire group starts beating and kicking him as he yells and holds his hands to protect his head from the blows.

I have heard of this and know he could get beaten quite badly. 3 Western Tourists and myself jump from ...


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.

I Wore Socks!

A travel blog entry by malariamonday on Jun 17, 2010

2 comments, 20 photos

... is why you need a caddy, otherwise, you would have no idea which green to shoot for, as there were often three or four greens within 50 yards of each other.

But no matter. We skipped the first two holes on the advice of our caddy in order to get in front of what promised to be an agonizingly slow group of 4 children and 2 adults. Our first hole was a tricky par three where you had to shoot over the water and over the road to the back green (not the front ...

A rose by any other name

A travel blog entry by hazelandmartin on Jan 21, 2010

3 photos

... and suspect we have left Sector 17 but we don't really have a clue what sector we are in. So we avail ourselves of the services of a cycle rickshaw, thankfully this one is big enough for two and we soon discover we were going completely in the wrong direction, and was actually on a five minute walk from the main shopping area - d'oh!! Anyway we walk around the park, and as the sun is putting in a brave appearance we sit ...

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