One of the lovely Shastri family’s cottages on the hill became our home for almost a month. We woke to the sounds of chanting from a temple in the distance, made tea in the kitchen and set about our day’s work at two little desks in the open-plan room. In the evenings we watched the sunset from a lookout deck at the top of the garden.
Cost: Rs 1000 a night for a cottage with desk, coffee table, chairs, kitchen, bathroom and patio or balcony.
Finding it: The Shastri compound is just south of the bus station on the main road, opposite Sri Sai Baba guesthouse and the ATM.
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