Inspiring holidays from a unique social perspective

Village Ways works in partnership with villages to establish, develop and manage a unique kind of ethical, responsible tourism in India and Nepal. We aim to provide great holidays that inspire and delight our guests, and foster village life.


 Looking after you

guest with guide on holiday in India

A Village Ways holiday takes you right to the heart of village life, staying in guesthouses in picturesque locations, where you have time to appreciate daily life at first hand. You have your own local guide during your stay in our partner villages, who helps you to interact with your hosts. Your hosts, equally, enjoy finding out about you and your part of the world - there’s so much to discover on both sides. Whether you want walking in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal or relaxing on a houseboat in south India, you are welcomed with humbling warmth and experience authentic life in these rural villages.

Tailor-made holidays to India and Nepal

 We look after you all the way - from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave so that you can enjoy the security of tailor made arrangements without losing any of the adventure. 

We arrange travel and transfers using carefully selected drivers, hotels stays and city visits to complement the wonderful stays with the village communities. All transfers and rail journeys to the villages are included. We ask guests to make their own arrangements for international flights.

The holidays on our website are carefully put together by our dedicated team and are designed to make the most of your stay in our partner villages. All of our suggested itineraries can be tailored to fit you. Whether you want to add an extra night in the village homestays, add on a short stay to your existing travel plans, combine stays in two different regions, or create a new itinerary, our knowledgeable staff will be delighted to help fashion the holiday to suit you.

Click here to read our responsible tourism policy

"This remains one of our very best holidays and we shall always remember all the wonderful people we met, the kindness we received and how much it challenged our thinking and emotions in so many ways. We can't thank you all enough."