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Woods at Sasan

Sasan Talala Road, Gir Forest Sasan Gir - Somnath 362135, Sasan, Gujarat - India


About

Woods Sasan, in the state of Gujarat is a sustainably crafted property that is designed as per the biophilic principles of design. To put simply, a biophilic design puts nature in the centre to create refreshing spaces that look and feel natural to a larger extent. Woods Sasan is built around an eight-acre mango orchard with more than two hundred trees. The spaces of Woods Sasan allow passage of natural light and present unfettered views of Gir forest.

While the air in the resort has 33% less carbon dioxide than the city air, the resort’s soil is organic and free from any chemical fertilizers. Woods Sasan follows a destination first approach under which it intends to bring out the flavour of Gujarat by employing local staff and using locally sourced materials in design, décor and architecture. By following a destination first approach, Woods Sasan helps in enabling the growth of the local economy to a considerable degree. All the rooms here offer lush forest or garden views and come with a private outdoor terrace and floor to ceiling windows.

The resort has minimized its carbon footprint architecturally through intelligent design practices such as using natural lime plaster and bamboo-based products. Its design intervention has reduced one’s exposure to scorching afternoon heat resulting in energy savings by 26%. The resort has also minimised plastic use by 90%.  Its wellness space SOM has relaxing rooms that smell of calming oils and spices. At SOM, one can indulge in a variety of massages, body wraps or practice yoga asanas, pranayama – and Yoga Nidra. Woods Sasan has an edible garden that is replete with herbs. A lot of oils and powders used at SOM are made using herbs grown at this garden; thereby integrating the ancient medicinal philosophy of Vanausadhi: medicines of the forest, in the treatments offered at SOM.


Accommodation Overview


Woods Stays

Dotted among springy bamboo groves and thickets of trees, the Stays at Woods at Sasan blur the divide between inside and outside. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors offer an unparalleled view, while interiors of unpolished stone, lime plasters and hand-tooled wood are enhanced by terrracotta, toran or traditional bead-work and hand-woven macramé wall-hangings. Hand-dyed khadi linen and elegant furniture custom-made from reclaimed wood, offer a stay that is luxurious yet understated.

Our 38 Stays across four categories, are handcrafted with local materials and merge Effortlessly into the surrounding greenery. Each Stay offers privacy, luxury and a marvelous view of the gardens or the forest.

1) Woods Studios

2) Woods Studios with Terrace

3) Woods Pavilions

4) The Woods Villa


Things to do around

Sasan Gir is the last remaining home of a unique predator, the Asiatic Lion, once almost extinct, and the only remaining social, big cat species of India. However, a journey into this forest will reveal so much more. There is a healthy leopard population as well as the more elusive jungle cat, striped hyena, golden jackal, Bengal fox and the infamous honey badger. The great birdman himself, Salim Ali, also declared the park with over 300 species, wonderful for birding.

Together with our head naturalist, we have created our Woods Wildlife Expeditions, journeys, which take in not just the lions, but the nature of the destination, its birds, the folklore and its people. Choose a journey that will fulfil your requirements or contact us to create your own itinerary.

Experiences & Activities (Paid)

Discover a unique land and its people with our Woods at Sasan Experiences. From Nature Tours to Lion Safaris, Food Safaris to Cultural Immersions, our team will help plan and customise the perfect itinerary for your stay.

Whether you try the in-resort, on-the-house Activities or opt for the curated Woods Experiences, you’re sure to enjoy some Sasan “slice-of-life” vignettes.

1) Gir Safari

2) Banej & Kankei

3) Rail Safari

4) Woods Safari Lunch

5) Village Day Out

6) Somnath Darshan

7) A Vintage Tea Tale

8) Barbecue Under the Stars

9) Memoirs of Junagadh

10) Nature Walk

11) Farming Explorations

12) The story of Gir with Local Islanders

13) Aqua Aerobics

14) Star-gazing

15) Garden to Table with Chef

16) Learn a Craft from an Islander

17) Woods Screening

18) The story of the Orchard with Head Islander

19) Tea with Chief Islander

20) Blockbuster Show

21) Pottery Session

22) Siddi Dhamaal Dance

What sets us apart

The Soul of Woods at Sasan

Woods at Sasan ‘grew’ out of a belief in a sustainable and meaningful ecosystem of hospitality. It draws upon the natural terrain and local culture to shape its philosophies with regard to its architecture, the environment and the spirit of hosting.

The resort is built in and around an 8-acre mango orchard with over 280 trees that yield a sizable mango crop in the summertime, and attract a variety of insects, birds and wildlife. An oasis of quiet, lush greenery that merges into the forests of Gir, the 38-key property is a serene blend of contemporary spaces and culture-inspired interiors that merge into the landscape. With spaces designed for clear, natural lighting and an uninterrupted view of the orchard or the forest, one may enjoy living within nature with all the conveniences that the heart desires.

Biophilic and Inclusive Design

Biophilic design calls for a connection between nature and the built environment. At Woods at Sasan, an intermingling of nature and architecture reconnects the self to the living world and makes for a healthful and rejuvenating environment for guests.

With the trees in the orchard and the forest greenery, the air at the resort has 33% less CO2 than the average air that we breathe. In addition, the soil of the resort is free of chemicals and bio-hazardous materials. The use of local stone for walls and paving, natural lime plasters, wood panelling and bamboo based materials and products, minimize concrete usage and reduce carbon footprint.

The Guest Stays are designed to catch the gentle rays of the rising sun and reduce exposure to the mid-day heat, an architectural intervention that contributes to approximately 26% energy savings. The resort has also minimised plastic use by 90%.

More that 40% of the staff are locals – as Woods at Sasan grows, so does the local economy. The resort also plays an active role in supporting and preserving local culture and crafts.


Experiences Offered

Woods at Sasan offers the following

6 Days Journey To Som-A Five Day Sojourn Of Inner Well-being

  • Pay for any 90min Treatments and get a 60min Treatment as a Gift, on every booking. (Choice of any 1)
    • A tailor-made combination of Holistic Therapies per person/ per room.
    • One Personalised Yoga Teaching Class.
    • Forest Listening: a walk through the forest to connect with the sounds of nature.
    • One Personalised Session of Mantra Chanting.
  • Personalized Wellness Consultation.
  • Initiating remedies based on your dosha type to commence detox.
  • Discovery Sessions– Immersive learning experience for self.
  • One group meditation session.
  • Full Board as per the culinary experiences.
  • Complimentary stay for one child under 11 years without extra bed.
  • Child Engagement- Monitored activities for your children.
  • 2 pieces complimentary laundry per person per day.
 Air Conditioner   Bar   Bathrobe   Bicycle   Electric Kettle   Laundry   Parking   Safe in Room   Spa   Swimming Pool   Wi-Fi 

4 Days Taste Of Som-Healing Immersed In Ayurvedic Wisdom

  • A personal wellness consultation.
  • One Woods Touch Therapy / room.
  • 20% Discounts on all 60min and 90min Treatments at SOM.
  • Daily group sunrise and sunset yoga.
  • 1 group meditation session per person.
  • 1 group Mantra Chanting session per person.
 Air Conditioner   Bar   Bathrobe   Bicycle   Electric Kettle   Laundry   Parking   Safe in Room   Spa   Swimming Pool   Wi-Fi 

4 Days Introduction To Wildlife Of The Gir Forest

  • Accommodation for 2 people.
  • Daily group sunrise and sunset yoga.
  • 2 pieces of laundry per person per stay.
  • Complimentary stay for one child under 06 years without extra bed.
  • Buffet breakfast for 2 people
 Air Conditioner   Bar   Bathrobe   Bicycle   Electric Kettle   Laundry   Parking   Safe in Room   Spa   Swimming Pool   Wi-Fi 

4 Days Introduction to Nature & Wildlife Retreat

  • Accommodation for 2 people.
  • Daily group sunrise and sunset yoga.
  • 2 pieces of laundry per person per stay.
  • Complimentary stay for one child under 06 years without extra bed.
  • Buffet breakfast for 2 people
 Air Conditioner   Bar   Bathrobe   Bicycle   Electric Kettle   Laundry   Parking   Safe in Room   Spa   Swimming Pool   Wi-Fi 

5 Days A Deep Dive Discovery Of Sasan Gir

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5 Days Wildlife And Birding In Sasan Gir

 Air Conditioner   Bar   Bathrobe   Bicycle   Electric Kettle   Laundry   Parking   Safe in Room   Spa   Swimming Pool   Wi-Fi