Dharana Blessings at Hilton Shillim

By Khushboo Jain

March 20, 2018

I was very unwell before my visit to Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa in Pune, near Lonavala. By the third day at the retreat, my face was oozing with glow and energy levels multiplied manifold. Health was restored. I have never felt this RENEWED AND REJUVENATED SELF. That’s the magic at Hilton Shillim. The oxygen you breathe in while walking in the 320 acres retreat is healing, the wellness food cooked under the guidance of executive chef Shubendu V Kadam is a level beyond medicine. Nestled in an unspoiled sylvan setting amidst the magnificent landscape of Western Ghats, The DeSouza brothers have created a Holistic sanctuary of healing away from the bustle of city, just after a 1.5 hour drive from Pune.

Designed for healing, Shillim has an All -Villa accommodation with each villa boasting of a private deck or balcony. I got a Spa Pool Villa stay with a private pool and close access to the Spa and Ayurvedic food restaurant called “The Green Table’. Set amidst rice fields, bamboo plantations, virgin forests spread over 3500 acres, the forest view from my Villa was breathtaking. What caught my attention was the organic Mini Bar in my room, with Soya milk, Protein &Yoga Bars, organic seeds &nuts, organic chocolates, loaded with fruits and organic desserts.

While I chose to hog at “Terazzo” restaurant with sumptuous spread Buffet, you can make the most memorable food moment at private dinner with the head chef at  “THE CHEF TABLE”, a unique venue situated on the banks of waterfall overlooking the valley.


Reconnect with yourself with the finest WELLNESS MENU programmes like Elixir of Shillim, weight management,Ayurveda Panchkarma, Age Reveral, De-Stress Programme, Art of detox and much more. This Green cocoon has been acknowledged with several awards like GeoSpa Asia Spa India , Conde Nast Traveller Readers Travel,   World Luxury Hotel,   SPA Finder  India ,  Wellness Travel India and the list goes big.  While Dharna takes holistic living to a whole new level, Individual spa treatments, local acitivites, and excursion is an inspiration for corporate and social groups too.

Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa

Village Shilimb, Pawana Nagar,Taluka Maval, Pune, 410406, India


Website –www3.hilton.com

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