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.

Our commitment to transparency

As a social enterprise, we are committed to bringing benefits to our partner villages, and to being open about how this works

Village homestays in India & Nepal

Why staying in our village homestays offers a unique kind of homestay experience

The off season? Not in Binsar

Work is under way in Binsar to upgrade the guesthouses so they can now accommodate 8 guests.

Meet the Team

Meet the Village Ways sales team: Gauri, Madhu, Pooja and Sandhya are ready to help create your ideal trip

School Grand Opening

Kharpani school rebuilding is complete, thanks to generous donations from friends of Village Ways. Here's the latest from the school

India to Nepal: a guest perspective

"The scale of it all was mind boggling; walking in the UK will be disappointing from now on!"

Guest Jon describes his holiday to Nepal.

Vibrant life in the Valleys - a guest blog

"Children, goats, buffalo and women young and old chatting on doorsteps tell of a timeless tradition and again that sense of order in a chaotic world grabs at my heart."

Guest Jen shares her experience in Bisar and Saryu

India's villages, through the eyes of a city-dweller

Our communities welcome guests from all over the word, including from India's cities. Here, our guest Santi tells how she and her family loved discovering India's quiet side