Palace Retreat

Solan, Himachal Pradesh, 173208, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Solan

A Winding Road to a Colonial Hill Station

A travel blog entry by wareameye on Aug 08, 2014

1 comment, 14 photos

... fueled by a jolt of caffeine. After another impromptu stop along the road for our guide's wife to quickly step on board to say "hi" and deliver his cell phone, we whiz into the train station with minutes to spare until departure. We have a mad dash into the station, and settle into our seats just in the nick of time. We're traveling executive class on the fastest train in India. It is air conditioned and roomy and comfortable, with seats ...

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.
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TASHI DELEK from BON MENRI MONASTERY!

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 ashrams...it's not the same. But then, aren't we all have different needs? I am thankful for that.
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The worlds slowest tuk tuk?

A travel blog entry by hazelandmartin on Jan 20, 2010

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... particular we don't know where the bus station is. We wander around and decline all offers of a cycle rickshaw or tuk tuk, and eventually I speak to some young lads who speak perfect English and ask them where we get a bus. We find to our surprise and delight it is more or less exactly where we are standing, i.e. in the middle of the road just outside the train station. Fabulous system a bus pulls in, stops all the traffic, there is a ...

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