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

... us. Then, shortly before they leave, the police tell us not to have our hopes high, it is not likely we will be taken care of.

We wait in hope. 1am, 2am, 3am, 4am......finally at 5am a group of 16 form and together we decide to find a way out before the sun rises to avoid the blazing heat. Flagging down buses as they pass by we happen upon one that can take us to a local bus station. We pack the bus with our luggage and ...


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.

Elation at Elavation.

A travel blog entry by tommy_9c on Aug 07, 2010

3 comments, 10 photos

... The way the city was originally constructed, then the further developments that have taken place here means there is only rooms for a certain number of vehicles up the hill, so for those of us not fortunate enough to have jobs in the Indian government or enough money to pay the bribes of the cops standing guard it’s tough biccies. There is ample parking for us commoners down on the lower pass and an opportunity to experience Indian entrepreneurism a ...


A travel blog entry by poridley on Apr 22, 2010

10 photos

... that and then wandered down the hill to the bus station. We managed to get a deluxe bus but it was a bit of a sting at 750R but thats only about a tenner for 10 hour journey so not too bad. It was A/C too and meant we could actually sleep on it with comfy seats and the fact that, apart from the first hour or so, we would be on straight roads and not tossed from side to side.. Anyway not much to write about the 10 hour journey. We stopped a few times and my bum hurt ...

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