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DHARANA AT SHILLIM:
A DESTINATION, A STATE OF BEING

Ancient landscapes, a healing vibration, space to be, new ways to see

‘We are part of the earth and the earth is a part of us’

-Chief Seattle

THE DESTINATION

Nestled in the serene Sahyadri mountain range of Maharashtra, Shillim is an impressive 2,500-acre sanctuary that offers a unique escape from the fast pace of modern life. Here, time slows down; nature’s beauty takes centre stage.

THE JOURNEY

The story of Shillim is one of passion and conservation, driven by two brothers who were enchanted by the valley’s natural charm. Over a remarkable 25-year journey, they carefully acquired and restored land, witnessing the transformation from past agricultural use to a thriving ecosystem. Supported by the Shillim Institute, founded in 1999, their efforts led to the revival of over a million trees, rejuvenating the landscape.

At the core of Shillim lies Dharana, a sanctuary where luxury seamlessly blends with nature. Every effort has been made to preserve the environment here, ensuring that not a single tree was felled for construction. The result is a harmonious coexistence between human comfort and environmental preservation, offering guests breathtaking views from the comfort of their luxurious villas.

SHILLIM IS MORE THAN JUST A DESTINATION

Picture waking up to the soft glow of sunlight filtering through ancient foliage, the freshest morning air carrying the earthy scents of the forest. Step onto your private balcony, where the wilderness awaits, offering a peaceful sanctuary for reflection and connection.

Shillim is more than just a destination; it embodies a philosophy that prioritises the interconnection of personal well-being and environmental health. This ethos is reflected in Dharana’s seasonal wellness programs, inspired by the ancient wisdom of Ritucharya and aligning with nature’s cyclical rhythms.

From the vibrant renewal of spring to the nurturing abundance of autumn, each season at Dharana offers tailored experiences. Guests can indulge in nutritious cuisine, yoga practices, and meditation, guided by expert consultants to harmonise with nature’s flow, all within a tranquil retreat atmosphere.

Conveniently accessible from Mumbai and Pune airports, Dharana at Shillim welcomes travellers to embark on a transformative journey. Expect not just a retreat but an immersion in nature’s embrace, one which will leave you feeling refreshed, revitalised, and in tune with the rhythm of life.

From the vibrant renewal of spring to the nurturing abundance of autumn, each season at Dharana offers tailored experiences. Guests can indulge in nutritious cuisine, yoga practices, and meditation, guided by expert consultants to harmonise with nature’s flow, all within a tranquil retreat atmosphere.

Conveniently accessible from Mumbai and Pune airports, Dharana at Shillim welcomes travellers to embark on a transformative journey. Expect not just a retreat but an immersion in nature’s embrace, one which will leave you feeling refreshed, revitalised, and in tune with the rhythm of life.

WHEN TO VISIT

Shillim is lovely at any time of year, the forest ever-evolving with the seasons. From October to February, the weather is hot and dry. Temperatures increase from March to May, and thunderstorms are possible. The monsoon tends to hit in June and last until September. July is often the wettest month but many of us consider it to be the most wonderful time to visit because the landscape becomes so rich and lush. This can be an ideal time to turn inwards and embark on programmes such as Panchakarma which are traditionally considered to be more effective during the Monsoon.

HOW TO GET TO DHARANA AT SHILLIM

Dharana at Shillim is conveniently accessible from two major airports, allowing you to begin your transformative journey with ease. For a swift arrival, Pune International Airport offers a convenient one-hour and 20-minute drive to the retreat. Alternatively, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (Mumbai) provides a more scenic route with a relaxing two-hour and 30-minute drive.

To ensure a stress-free transition from airport to our destination, simply contact Dharana at Shillim to arrange personalised airport transfers. This allows you to arrive refreshed and ready to embrace the tranquillity that awaits.

STEP INTO THE DHARANA WAY OF LIFE

To pick the perfect wellbeing programme for your needs contact us, in the strictest confidence, with some initial personal details. We’ll then be in touch to help guide your choices.