Village homestays

With Village Ways you experience authentic village life, staying at the heart of welcoming villages in beautiful, timeless regions. Stay in very special village homestays, created for you and owned and managed by the village committee. The guesthouses are simple and comfortable, gently reflecting the way your hosts live in their own village houses.

You could think of the guesthouses as 'village homestays' – offering a unique opportunity to experience village life as it is lived today. But these are so much more than typical homestays; you are hosted by a village, rather than just one family and your visit benefits the wider community.  You connect with your hosts in a special way and enjoy life at the heart of a village, without feeling that you are intruding in anyone's home.

Homestays in North India

Discover the very best homestays in the Himalayas, staying in attractive hillside communities. Walk from village to village through unspoilt landscapes and marvel at the snow-capped peaks beyond. Meet the local people and enjoy natural hospitality, relaxing in community-run homestays in the foothill villages of northern India.

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Top homestays in South India

Our guests love experiencing the rich culture and history of South India, staying in village homestays in Kerala and Karnataka. Experience authentic village life amid hill-stations, spice gardens and coastal villages. Relax onboard a special, village-owned houseboat in the backwaters of Kerala and enjoy the flavours of South Indian food and the warmth of genuine hospitality.

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The best rural homestays in Nepal

Discover the authentic and unspoiled villages of beautiful Nepal, set in the mountain landscapes of the Himalayas. Enjoy home-cooked meals, warm hospitality, and experiences that will stay with you for ever.

Walk in the Himalayas, Nepal

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