Coloniale Heritage Guest House

Guesthouse in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

This leafy colonial-era haven with six comfy rooms (some up steep stairs) is crammed with character thanks to the owner's impressive collection of gem-studded Thanjavur paintings, Ravi Varma lithographs and other 19th- and 20th-century South Indian art. One room has a swing, another its own balcony. Breakfast is laid out in the sunken garden-side patio.