Captans is an intimate retreat spread over two and a half acres of Lush greenery in the picturesque Western Ghats perched 2500 feet above sea level. We are close to Lonavla/Khandala (easily approachable from Mumbai or Pune by the new expressway or by rail ).
We are situated just beyond the Tungarli Lake, on the fringe of the beautiful Rajmachi/ Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary and the giant Walvan Lake is right in our backyard. Captans is ideally situated for Treks and jeep tours to the famous forts of Shivaji set amidst one of the most amazing scenery in the Ghats. Captans is the perfect place to explore the traditions of the neighboring Adivasi tribes.
Our Location makes it easy for the serious wildlife enthusiasts to view some of the Ghats residents like the Giant Indian squirrel, the Leopard, civets of varied species, Languor’s and other primates, with the biggest deer in India the Sambhar to the smallest the mouse deer plus a stunning array of flora and fauna. The forests near us host the most amazing birdlife with the painted spur fowl, the paradise flycatcher and the Great Pied Hornbills.
We are surrounded by the most amazing vistas and yet we are nestled away in a nook of the hillside offering total privacy from the rest of the world.
Our detached and semi detached cottages are very cozy and are kept to ship shape standards with the most modern amenities. We also offer tents for those folks who prefer to get close to nature.
Captans was built and is run by an Ex-Merchant Navy ship captain, Captain Mohan Chabba. The Captain has a great love for nature and has been careful to maintain the environment in his construction of the resort without cutting a single indigenous tree. He has gone so far as planting 700 Teak and another 1000 trees of various varieties on his farm to keep the balance for the wood he has used in the construction of Captans.
The Captain is an ardent student of Indian religion and philosophies. His love for such arcane matters has lead him to move the retreat in a direction aimed at cultivating spirituality. We offer workshops through the year in the purist forms of Yoga, Meditation, discussions on Vedanta (Indian philosophy), Tai Chi and Chi Kung. We also offer some modern spa amenities like a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna and a steam room. We offer treatments in Yoga, Acupuncture, Acupressure massage, Acu-visage (Face lifting) and Addiction therapies.
We are also host to many a Corporate Outbound Team building events with in-house facilitation and adventure activity teams for corporate guests. Plus, Corporate Brainstorming Sessions and Conferences.Captans is truly a perfect place for getting away from it all: A resort aimed at promoting deep relaxation and at the same time, stimulating personal growth in our guests.