The Hilton Shillim property is located off Lonavla away from the city, amidst the peaceful Sahyadri mountain range in the Western Ghats and a short drive from Mumbai and Pune. The vast property is spread across 320 acres; the retreat features all-villa accommodation, extensive dining options and among the largest and most comprehensive spa facilities in Asia. They have a range of activities for all age groups spread out across the property. From the moment you enter the property you are surrounded by nature and the beautiful mountain ranges that marks the beginning of a rejuvenating experience.
We visited the property around mid October when monsoon had just ended. With pleasant weather we did experience some rainfall which enhanced our experience at this lush green property. This wellness retreat & spa believes is natural, organic and nutritious food and the ideology of a healthier lifestyle. Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa recently launched an all new wellness menu, created by Chef Shubhendu Kadam, where the food items are specially curated in accordance with the Ayurvedic principles of Dosha(individual body types). They believe in integrating the ancient philosophic, spiritual and artistic wisdom of wellness principles with modern international practices to re-fresh and re-inspires the body, mind and spirit.
All the food items are made using fresh, seasonal produce, with cooking techniques that stress on preserving natural flavours and wellness properties of the ingredients. They also grow their own organic fruits and veggies. They want to create a memorable experience with super foods that detoxify and cleanse the body, quashing the notion that Spa Cuisine is tasteless and uninteresting. Using the Farm to Table concept at their organic cuisine restaurant Green Table, they aim to create a unique gastronomic experience.
The all new wellness menu has macrobiotic, Ayurvedic, European, Mediterranean and Asian elements. It includes dishes such as a Trio Of Cereal Basket With Fresh Fruits And Nut Milk, Spinach Stuffed Amaranths and Walnuts Idli With Chutney, Pumpkin Ginger & Coconut Cappuccino, Beetroot Aur Til Ke Kebab, Chicken Cafriel, Tridoshik Roti served with Sweet Potato Malabari Curry, Palak Aur Lehsoon Ka Shorba,Southern Spiced Chicken Tikka and Halwa Trio.
To sum up Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa is a gorgeous 320 acre property that helps you completely revitalise your body and bring your health back on track physically, mentally and emotionally. This experience is enhanced by the food served which is super fresh and of the highest quality. It is a complete gourmet dining experience with super foods that detoxify and cleanse the body.