Guesthouse in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

A wonderfully tranquil 19th-century house (no shoes, no TVs, no children), sun-yellow Gratitude has been painstakingly restored to a state probably even more delightful than the original. Nine individually styled rooms sprawl across two floors around a tropically shaded courtyard, beside which delicious breakfasts are served. There's a roof terrace for yoga and massages.