Sunshine Guest House

Guesthouse in Tiruvannamalai

In a blissfully quiet spot 1km southwest of the main ashram area, this colourful guesthouse is fronted by gardens. Singles feel flimsy, like cheap mobile homes. Doubles are huge with plenty of character, each styled after a Hindu god; they have printed sheets, sequinned fabrics, cane swing-chairs and in-room water filters. Book way ahead for November-to-March dates.