Our preferences are as following:
- Two people.
- Budget up to 4000 RS, but I wouldn't mind cheaper as long as it's a good place.
- Some place where there's a small town not too far away, with the option of checking out the local food would be cool.
- Few tourists would be preferable (if that's possible in January), by that I mean not some massive tourist HQ with a lot of hotels and resorts heaped onto each other. I recall I read, back in the days, that Varkala and Kollam are places like this. Something a bit more untouched and with a local feel to it would be great.
- Not an all inclusive Ayurveda or yoga place.
Maharashtra recommendations: Ganeshgule (a total of 3 accommodation options; Oceano Pearl will suit you); Bhogwe (http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=15.958394&lon=73.507451&z=18&m=b&show=/6847516/Bhau-Samant-s-Resort is a very rustic place, but worth the ambience)