Rural India through the eyes of villagers

  • Tailor-made holidays to welcoming villages
  • Walking, culture, discovery

Discovering rural India offers an extraordinary variety of travel experiences. Walk from village to village in the Himalayas, in the company of your own local guide; relax on a houseboat and explore the Kerala backwaters; ride a camel into the heart of the Rajasthan desert. With Village Ways, you stay in profoundly rural communities where life's rhythms have remained unaltered over the centuries, and you discover these special places through the eyes of the local people who are your hosts and guides. Let us tailor make your perfect Indian holiday, combining rural discovery with vibrant, historic cities such as Jaipur or Cochin, and perhaps the famous Taj Mahal. Wherever you go, India will fascinate and enchant.


Walk in the Himalayas

We offer a range of walking holidays in the Indian Himalayas, from leisurely and flexible trips in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, to rugged and rewarding hiking holidays in the high valleys of the Indian Himalayas. You walk with your own local guide, and stay in homestay-style village guesthouses.

Himalayan holidays

The Warm South

In the warm, southern states of Karnataka and Kerala, our welcoming villages offer you the chance to explore and relax. Spend a few days meandering through the quiet corners of the Kerala Backwaters on a community-run houseboat, and then head to the cool hills for village walks, or to an authentic fishing community on the unspoiled coast.

Holidays in south India

Rajasthan & Central India

Rajasthan is famed for its royal palaces and the vibrant cities of Jaipur and Jodhpur, and its villages are equally fascinating, especially Hacra, on the edge of the great Thar desert. To the east, discover the rugged hills of Madhya Pradesh, where the reserves of Pench and Sakata are some of the best places to view the elusive tiger.

Holidays in central India


Our trips offer unforgettable, authentic experiences that immerse you in beautiful, welcoming rural villages. Tailor each itinerary to your exact requirements.

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