Latest news and stories from our villages

Welcome to the Village Ways Blog and News Page, where you'll find all our latest news and stories, with updates of new enterprises, introductions to members of our communities, delicious recipes, tales of life in the villages and much more!

At the heart of Village Ways lie our communites with whom you stay. Through this blog (contributed to by local coordinators, guides, guests keen to share their experiences, and members of the Charitable Trust and Village Ways Partnership) we hope to interest and inspire you and help you get to know and keep in touch with our communities.

Wonderful temples in Karnataka, south India

Enjoy a wonderful temple tour while staying at our lovely Spice House in Hulgol in the warmth and sunshine of Karnataka in south India

5 great holiday experiences for March & April

Spring and early summer are wonderful times to visit our regions of India and Nepal. There are so many inspiring holiday experiences to enjoy at this time of year, and here is our choice of 5 of the very best

Ethiopia through young eyes

We recently arranged a trip to Ethiopia for a family from Maharashtra, India. We were delighted to receive this wonderful account of the holiday from young Atharva

10 years of working in partnership with amazing communities

Village Ways launched its first trips to India in 2006, having built guesthouses in the beautiful villages of Binsar in the Himalayas. We talk to some of our team about how the 10 years have helped their communities

Travel inspiration, from our guests

We continue to receive wonderful and positive guest feedback. Our guests are truly inspired by discovering these beautiful landscapes and by getting to know our communities

Trips that truly inspire - Stuti, 10, visits the Himalayas

Stuti, 10, traveled with her family to the Himalayas. She kindly wrote to us about her experiences, and we thank her for this amazing account of her experiences!

From the mountains to the desert – villagers expand their horizons

In September, villagers from our partner communities in Binsar, in the Indian Himalayas, traveled deep into Rajasthan to visit Hacra and experience another Village Ways village.

Recent Nepal visit finds villages in positive mood

The Village Ways team in Kathmandu recently traveled to our partner communities in Sailung to help prepare for the autumn season, and to meet to discuss rebuilding the local school, for which we have been raising funds since the 2015 earthquakes. Further funds are needed to complete the rebuild and we would like to ask for your support.