Celebrating Holi: Welcoming Spring at Shillim

Dharana Wellness Retreat near Mumbai & Pune, India

Holi, known as the festival of colors, symbolizes the onset of spring and brings the message of joy and unity. The festival also coincides with the March Equinox, a celestial event marking the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This transformative period is characterized by a balance of day and night, signaling a time of renewal and rejuvenation in nature.


This year, while you immerse yourself in the colorful festivities, consider the deeper significance of Holi and the opportunity it presents during a long weekend to embark on a healing journey.


Now that we bid farewell to the winter chill, Holi serves as a joyous welcome to the warmth and colorful vibrancy of spring. The festival is celebrated by people coming together to play with colors, dance, and indulge in festive delicacies. While the transformative natural energy of the March Equinox can be felt in the quaint Shillim Valley, Dharana stands as the perfect location for a weekend getaway near Mumbai so that  you can enjoy the elongated holiday and witness nature’s vibrancy on full display.


The long weekend of Holi provides the opportune time to reflect and realign with nature. As Dharana at Shillim transforms with nature, you too can transform with the rejuvenating energy, sights, and sounds of spring. Enjoy the spirit of Holi at Dharana with an exclusive Holi Celebration. Whether it’s through engaging outdoor activities or relaxing wellness treatments, embrace the rejuvenating freshness of spring while you begin your wellness journey.


Unveil the colours of joy in a special Holi celebration blended with nature-focused activities. Celebrate a traditional Holi in an unconventional way on the 24th of March from 10 am onwards on the Shillim Institute Lawn at Dharana. Play with natural colours extracted from the flowers of the locally grown Palaash and Coral trees, savor delicious treats like Thandai, Coolers, Lassi, Gughia and Hot Snacks, and partake in unique experiences like Making Organic Colors + tie & dye, and Natural Pigment Play workshop for children. Additionally, celebrate the arrival of spring and your reconnection with nature through a Tree Plantation Drive and Documentary Screenings. Create memories that will last a lifetime with Dharana’s incredible 2 night Holi Celebration!


Embrace the changing seasons and allow the spirit of Holi to inspire a fresh start and the blossoming of new beginnings with the arrival of spring. Use the long weekend to experience an unmissable celebration, focus on good health and changing for the better at Dharana!