A Wellness Destination in the Western Ghats
Dharana Wellness Centre at Shillim is nestled in the beauty of wilderness in the mystic mountains of the Western Ghats - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s eight hotspots of biological diversity.
Picture a sanctuary for your Body, Mind & Soul that imbibes the spirit of celebrating life to its fullest by realigning focus with a consultative rather than prescriptive approach, allowing experts to respond to and guide you as per your requirement. Our unique Lifesciences programs integrate the ancient philosophic, spiritual and artistic wisdom of Ayurveda with contemporary life enhancing practices and therapies to offer ample rest and rejuvenation.
The retreat’s mission “To Conserve. To Sustain. To Heal.” permeates every experience at the property. It combines holistic practices and a comfortable retreat atmosphere in a sublime wilderness setting. Our commitment to respecting the harmonious bio-diversity of the Shillim landscape is paramount. The objective is to create a pristinely reflective environment in which to integrate the essential philosophical, spiritual and artistic wisdom of past civilizations with contemporary life enhancing practices and knowledge. The retreat beckons you to listen to the chirping and chatter of birds, embrace nature; behold the mighty Sahyadris, get inspired, and lose yourself, before you find yourself.
The food philosophy has its firm roots in age old Ayurveda traditions which restore and maintain health, vitality and wellbeing. An in-house nutritionist liaisons between you and the kitchens which helps to provide transformational culinary experiences.
The menu is inspired by fresh, seasonal produce and the slow cooking technique stresses on preserving natural flavors of the food, working with ingredients known for their curative and nourishing benefits. It encourages you to enjoy your food, relish its creation, and adopt a lifelong discipline and attitude to wholesome nutrition.
The emphasis is on whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables rich in enzymes, lean proteins with usage of millets, honey, stevia and whole milk produced from local dairies. What this means is that you get fresh, flavorful, wholesome food.You get to choose from artfully created menu featuring Macrobiotic, Ayurvedic, European, Mediterranean and Asian elements that redefines wellness and a holistic healthy lifestyle.
RETREAT TO PRIVACY
• Ecologically designed all-villa accommodation
• 99 villas set amidst lush paddy fields, bamboo plantations & virgin forests
• Each villa features a private deck or balcony, dedicated treatment area & valley or forest views
• Interior of the villas combines simple, contemporary elegance with up-to-date technology
• The Spa Pool Villas & Presidential Pool Villas additionally include private gardens & swimming pools
• All villas include en suite six-fixture bathrooms with an outdoor showers
Additional facilities & services in the villa include: Internet access , 32" HDTV , coffee machine & tea making facility, electronic safe, yoga mat(on request), pillow menu , laundry & dry cleaning facility , 24-hour in-room dining.
Promote health with nature activities and cognitive stimulation in a sustainable environment with over 508 bird species, 139 mammal species, 179 amphibian species and over 5000 species of flora and fauna plants.
During the stay in Shllim, clients will be part of a like-minded, nature-loving community that’s committed to wellness, outdoors, conservation, healing and growth. Engage all of the senses through activities. Explore the area on a bike or a horse, watching birds or simply trekking through the forest.
You’ll also find classes in in Ayurveda cooking lessons. Visit our organic farm or join excursions to the nearby Maratha forts and Buddhist rock caves.
Our aim is curate a goal oriented package personalized, consulted, crafted & guided through by our team of wellness experts comprising of Ayurveda & Naturopathy Doctors, skilled & qualified therapists, Yogic gurus,Visiting Wellness Masters, Nutritionists, Wellness Cuisine Chefs, Naturalists and Fitness masters.
TERRAZZO ALL-DAY DINING
THE TERRAZO is inspired by the element of “Earth”, ‘it offers both indoor and outdoor casual dining options with breath-taking views of the mountain terrain. The menu features organic, seasonal, natural produce with an emphasis on Indian regional, Mediterranean and Asian cuisines together with personalized guest dietary requirements.
THE GREEN TABLE
The Green Table complements the holistic approach to Food and Beverage at Shillim, the menu is designed around Western Spa cuisine with Indian influences. Body type menus and tasting menus with presentations that tell a story form an essential part of The Green Table experience.
MOUNTAIN BAR & BISTRO
The Mountain Bar & Bistro offers spectacular views of the Sahyadris, and a light menu, with delicious dishes ranging from pasta to fresh stone-baked pizzas.
THE VALLEY BAR
THE VALLEY BAR is the ideal place to start the evening. Relax with a drink as you settle down indoors or soak-in the inspiring ambience and stunning views of the valley. While the Mountain Bar is a perfect place to relax by the pool throughout the day while taking in the magnificent surroundings and enjoying healthy snacks and beverages.
The connoisseurs of wine can enjoy a glass of wine at the ‘Reserve’ an ideal set-up to unwind. Someone rightly said ‘Wine is bottled poetry’ and the Reserve offers and extensive selection of Organic and bio-dynamic wines.
THE TEA HOUSE
For the tea lovers the Tea House is a like a treasure nice and tranquil with ample sunlight. The menu offers a variety of natural and organic teas both local and regional, special house blends of spa teas, floral teas, white teas and the menu goes on.
THE LIBRARY LOUNGE
The Library Lounge is crafted for avid book readers or browsers the Lounge also offers sweeping views of the mountain range and serves light hors d’oeuvres as well as organic beverages and fresh juices.
THE CHEF’S TABLE
Break the routine and try a new exquisite experience. Sit back and listen to the calmness of the wind while our chef grills some meat and fresh vegetables from our organic garden for your supper.