Della Resorts celebrates Parsi culture

Navroze at the luxury resort in the hills of Lonavala in Maharashtra is the perfect mix of the spiritual and the celebratory.

Today is Parsi Navroze, which marks the beginning of a new year on the Zoroastrian calendar, a traditional celebration dating back an astounding 3000 years. Della Resorts in breezy Lonavala is a great getaway where the new year can be celebrated in true Parsi style. The resort has been created thoughtfully by well-known architect Jimmy Mistry and many Parsi elements have been incorporated into the design.

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Sparkling style. Image: Courtesy Della Resorts.

Every room has a touch of the divine with frames of Ameesha Spentas, the guardians of the seven elements of nature. The designer suites are named after the Lord Almighty as per the Zoroastrian philosophy (Atash, Bahman, Avan, Amardad). The banquets too are dedicated to prayers from Parsi culture (Yatha, Ahu, Vaiyro, Parvanda Taronish, Mazda). Even

For example, the Atash Suite, an oasis of luxury, is named after the Zoroastrian God of Fire. Combining the best of modern Italy with Zen-inspired designs of the East, it offers a sweeping view of the mountains, original Armani amenities, and a host of customised, complimentary services. There’s even a dedicated chef’s table with exclusive dining for six!

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The impressive Atash Suite. Image: Courtesy Della Resorts.

As Parsis are known for their love for good food, Della offers you a sampling of some of the best festive dishes. You can indulge in authentic Paris Bhonu at the Parsi Dhaba and relish the true taste of tradition. On this auspicious day, who wouldn’t want to delve into some Berry Pulao with dhansak? Savour traditional Parsi dishes including the famous chicken farcha, patra ni machhi and lagan nu custard.

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A true Parsi celebratory spread. Image: Courtesy Della Resorts.
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A beautiful Faravahar, the ancient symbol of the Zoroastrian faith, greets you at the entrance of the Parsi Dhaba. Image: Courtesy Della Resorts.
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Salaam Maneckshaw gives you a chance to toast the celebrated General in style. Image: Courtesy Della Resorts.

And if you’re there for longer, there’s Della Adventure next door to get your adrenalin pumping with all the exciting activities. And the oxytocin flowing when you play with and walk one of their 25 beautiful dogs.

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