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.

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

Top 5 ways to enjoy autumn in the Himalayas

Crystal clear mountain views, calm weather, beautiful colours – there are so many reasons why travellers rate autumn as the best time to head to the Himalayas. Here, we round up our favourite ways to enjoy the season

The birthplace of Buddha

Visit the fascinating site of the birthplace of Buddha, as part of our India to Nepal holiday.

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