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Understanding Dharana

Nestled in the Shillim Forest, part of the Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the 36 biodiversity hotspots in the world, Dharana at Shillim stands as India’s premier and award-winning Wellness Retreat. With a rich and rejuvenating ambiance of 350 acres within the expansive 2500-acre forest. The retreat promotes a Wellness-focused lifestyle, one that is preventative and restorative in its approach.

Resident Experts harness a curated blend of traditional Indian Healing Philosophies, guiding you toward a sustainable, attainable, and rewarding path to Wellness.

ITENERARY

Arrive at Dharana Shillim and be greeted with warm smiles and refreshing local welcome drinks.Settle into your private villa, an oasis of exposed stone walls and open-air verandas, where the cool mountain breeze and gentle bird song set the mood as you prepare to unfold an exciting family time off. Unpack and unwind amidst the serene surroundings.

DAY




1

Afternoon

Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Relax in your villa, soak up the sun on your private balcony, or take a refreshing dip in your plunge pool with your kids in case you have booked the Dharana Pool villa.

Evening

Indulge in a delectable family-style dinner at The Terrazo, featuring a specially curated menu with both kid-pleasing classics and gourmet delights for adults. Savor the delicious food, breathtaking ambiance, and the company of your loved ones.

day 2

Morning :

Unfold like the Sahyadris: Awaken to a symphony of birdsong and gentle mountain breezes. Gather your little explorers and embark on a family yoga session at the Yogshala. Stretch, flow, and breathe together, guided by our expert, fostering mindfulness and connection amidst the breathtaking Sahyadri vistas.

Enjoy a hearty, healthy breakfast at Terrazo that fills you and your family up for an exciting day planned ahead

Afternoon :

Nature’s Playground: Embark on a family hike, through hidden trails teeming with lush greenery and playful monkeys. Breathe in the crisp mountain air as you unlock the secrets of the Sahyadri wilderness. Or

Culinary Creations Together: Unleash your inner chefs at the Cooking School. Under the guidance of our expert chef, knead dough, stir sauces, and laugh together as you create culinary masterpieces. From playful pizzas to vibrant curries, this experience fosters teamwork and leaves you with delicious memories to savor.

Evening :

Mountain Bar Magic As the sun dips below the horizon, gather at the Mountain Bar, its open-air setting bathed in the warm glow of twilight. Savor a delectable family-style dinner under the starlit canopy. The aroma of wood-fired pizzas mingles with the scent of mountain freshness, creating a truly unique ambiance. Indulge in culinary delights designed to please every palate, creating lasting memories under the twinkling sky.

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Get an extra day

Embrace Wellness guided by Dharana at Shillim’s expert practitioners, with a specially curated programme designed to address your requirements. Your Dincharya will include daily yoga, meditation, treatments, and activities that will help you conserve, sustain, and heal. 

Morning :

A Culinary Symphony: Savor a nourishing breakfast at The Terrazo, curated by Chef Kuntal Kumar. Imagine the delight as your children embark on a culinary adventure with their own kids menu, while you savor the symphony of flavors crafted with fresh, local ingredients.

A Culinary Symphony: Savor a nourishing breakfast at The Terrazo, curated by Chef Kuntal Kumar. Imagine the delight as your children embark on a culinary adventure with their own kids menu, while you savor the symphony of flavors crafted with fresh, local ingredients.

Afternoon :

Unveiling Creative Spirits: While your children embark on a journey of pottery creation, indulging in the joy of shaping their imagination into tangible forms, you and your partner can rejuvenate with a couples spa experience. Immerse yourselves in personalized treatments designed to melt away tension and restore balance.

Evening :

Barbeque Under the Stars: Indulge in a festive barbeque dinner near The Mountain Bar. The aroma of flame-grilled delicacies fills the air, mingling with the scent of mountain freshness. Savor fresh and delectable dishes, and an array of sides, designed to please every palate. Share stories and laughter as you create memories that will last a lifetime under the twinkling sky. Make it a night to remember

YOUR FAMILY ESCAPE AT DHARANA SHILLIM INCLUDES

All healthful and flavourful meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included, with special kids menus

All healthful and flavourful meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included, with special kids menus

All healthful and flavourful meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included, with special kids menus

All healthful and flavourful meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included, with special kids menus

All healthful and flavourful meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included, with special kids menus

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SHILIM LOVE STORIES

The retreat offers a selection of dining spaces and cuisines, inculcating a Farm/Forest-to-table philosophy and techniques such as slow cooking and mindful eating.

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SHILIM LOVE STORIES

The retreat offers a selection of dining spaces and cuisines, inculcating a Farm/Forest-to-table philosophy and techniques such as slow cooking and mindful eating.

Stay at Dharana

The entire retreat has been carefully thought through and planned to lend itself to nature and nurture. Crafted by an international team, Dharana’s villas are designed to be built into the natural environment rather than replacing it.

Stay at Dharana

The entire retreat has been carefully thought through and planned to lend itself to nature and nurture. Crafted by an international team, Dharana’s villas are designed to be built into the natural environment rather than replacing it.

The Dharana Way Of Life

‘Dharana’ is the stable state of calmness that is achieved when one aligns the inner being with the outer environment. Healing must start with this state, thus providing a grounding focus. As a multi-dimensional approach, the Dharana Way Of Life combines the very best of early medicine, modern advancements and the body’s inherent potential to improve.

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WAY OF LIFE

A Multi-faceted Wellness Programme, a holistic journey towards health and longevity, in the lap of nature… All begins with you.