Woods at Sasan
The first and only boutique resort in Gir, the Woods at Sasan is located within an eight acre mango orchard around 10 minutes’ drive from the park entrance. Each of the 38 rooms is decorated with local materials and each feature either a private garden or open-air terrace. There is a pleasant swimming pool plus four excellent restaurants serving a range of local and western meals. By far our favourite is the Swadesh which serves delicious and authentic vegetarian dishes from the region. There is also an excellent Ayurveda, Yoga and Wellness centre.
Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows, interiors of unpolished stone, lime plasters and hand-tooled wood 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. Rooms come complete with complimentary WiFi, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV and safety deposit box. Please note: as Gujarat is a dry state, no alcohol can be purchased at this lodge.
Close to the hotel is the Gir National Park, home to the world’s last surviving population of Asiatic lion. The park also has a healthy population of leopard, deer, antelope and over 300 species of bird.
Safari game drives in the national park, bird walks, village visits, Yoga and Wellness treatments.
Make sure you book into the hotel’s Swadesh restaurant and experience one of their vegetarian thalis. With a selection of dishes from the area, it’s a gastronomic tour on a plate.
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Everything ran like clockwork. Everyone we dealt with was friendly and very helpful. Transfers, guides and wildlife sightings all exceeded our expectations. Highlights were having a male tiger with his mouth and legs covered in blood following our jeep a long the track in Tadoba and seeing a leopard lounging on a rock by the roadside.