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20.06.2018

Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa: S(w)ell!

The drive to Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa this season, dotted with waterfalls, will be your first reward for signing up to this Shilimb, monsoon retreat. 

Spread over three or five nights (choose five!), The Elixir of Shillim is a luxury wellness getaway lined with all the benefits of Ayurveda and Naturapathy therapies,   that conserve and amplify life forces; they nourish the mind body and soul with wholesome nutrition across Ayurvedic & Vegan diet plans; heal the body through the balance of five elements and instil healthy living habits based on the ancient principals of Ayurveda plus a gorgeous pool with a view of the Sahyadris.  This wellness retreat is about detoxing, slowing down, making lifestyle changes, diet shifts and partaking in outdoor treks, so that you leave rejuvenated, energised and rebalanced to resume city life under new guiding principles. All this will be presided over by Hilton Shillim’s Dr Arun Pillai, director of Spa & Wellness and Wellness Cuisine Expert  Chef Shubendhu Kadam. Ommmm-akase, anyone?

Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa, Pawana Nagar, Taluka Maval, Shilimb, Maharashtra; visit online on shillimretreatandspa.hilton.com or www.shillim.in for reservations, follow them on Instagram here, Facebook here, Twitter here.

Mango Beach House Kihim & Awas: Beach Strolls & Garden Parties

Sleepy hamlets, sunsets on the beach and local cuisine - all experienced from the comfort of your “home away from home”. Paradise is now just a hop, skip and short boat/car ride away from Mumbai.

Welcome to Mango Beach House (Kihim and Awas), two beautiful boutique hotels where you can lounge by the pool, stroll through verdant gardens, take a walk on the beach or sample coastal curries and tandoori treats at their in-house restaurants. Charming yet modern, both properties are a blend of form and functionality; perfect if you are looking for an all encompassing boutique hotel that allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture, without taking away amenities you expect on vacation.

Mango Beach House Kihim & Awas, call  +9198200 08899, visit their website here, follow them on Instagram here, Facebook here, Twitter here.

White Collar Hippie’s Goodwill Hiking: Mount Merry

We know it’s hard to take a breather from work, but trust us when we tell you that this climb is far more satisfying than your corporate ladder ascent. Achieve the right kind of scale with White Collar Hippie’s Goodwill Hiking, a series of eco-conscious hikes where trekkers clean trails as they climb. White Collar Hippie arranges transport, as well as local guides whose families cook authentic food for the group and part of the proceeds from the trek fee are donated to the village school. Upcoming monsoon treks include: Peb Fort on June 30 in the Western Ghats, featuring a challenging rocky two-hour climb; the moderately difficult trek at Andharbhan on July 28 in the Sahyadris (great views of the Kundalika valley!); and Vikramgadh on August 11 that promises waterfalls, valley crossings and forests full of medicinal herbs. High heals!

Book here on Instamojo, call +91 9930260747, visit online on whitecollarhippie.com, for more information write in to them on travel@whitecollarhippie.com,  follow them on Instagram here, Facebook here, Twitter here.

The Machan’s Eco Luxe Tree Houses: Things Are About To Get Sap-py

Can you think of a better monsoon perch than an all-glass, Western Ghat-facing tree house, with a see-through retractable roof? We can’t. Come find us in the StarLight Machan, the eco-luxe resort’s sexiest tree house (there are 25 others), that rises 50 feet above a forest, and promises a four poster bed, your own private plunge pool, a bathtub on a deck, view of the stars – everything short of your own set of wings. Whisper secrets to birds, spend time doing absolutely nothing, and when you do manage to drag yourself away from this ridiculously beautiful view, visit The Machan’s Aaranya Spa, a subterranean gem hidden in the forest. Dreams do grow on trees, after all.

Private Road, Atvan, Maharashtra, call 76666 22426 or book here,  follow them on Instagram here, Facebook here, Twitter here.

**bpb bank is a fee related property**

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