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

... who I am to be an ethnocentrist? But, with this passage fresh in my mind, we were walking down the main road in Shimla. There I saw a man helping his little boy take an enormous pee DIRECTLY INTO THE ROAD when he was only metres from a hotel entrance door. And while I was hopping over yet another river of urine, I could not help but think, surely, there must be a toilet about somewhere. And to hear Gandhi making similar remarks about the sanitary conditions in ...

Parks, Pastries and Portraits

A travel blog entry by hazelandmartin on Jan 23, 2010

3 photos

There is nothing else in Chandigargh that can compete with the Rock Garden as far as we are concerned for sheer quirkiness and genius and to be honest the countdown to home has now begun in earnest. Breakfast this morning is another culinary adventure, warm Puris with a spicy vegetable curry very nice if a little heavy. We decide today we will hang around in one of the many parks here and watch the world go by, it is Saturday and we expect everywhere to be busy. ...

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