Category: Guides

Guide Dilna from Mothakkara

The small, traditional village of Mothakkara, lies in the heart of the Wayanad region of Kerala, nestled among tea and coffee plantations and lush, green forest. This new addition to Village Ways is a very warm community, eager to welcome visitors to their new guest house and involve them in their vibrant community. Here we meet Dilna, one of the new guides, who recalls her journey to becoming a guide.

In remembrance of Narayan Singh Bisht

Guide Sher Singh from Binsar in the Himalayan foothills, shares his memories of Narayan Singh Bisht, a loved member of the community and keen Village Ways guide, who sadly passed away in 2010.

Happy Birthday Babulal!

Guide Babulal from Hacra village Rajasthan, cellebrated his 65th birthday this January.

A close encounter at Dalar village!

Binsar Guide Hem Singh writes of his amazing encounter with a family of leopards on the edge of Dalar Village in the foothills of the Himalayas. His account won him third place in this years guide letter writing competition!

Gaje Singh's letter from Hacra

Taking second place in the Narayan Singh Bisht Memorial Competition, guide Gaje Singh's letter tells us aout his experience living in a rural village in Rajasthan and what he enjoys about working with Village Ways.

Santosh Joshi's winning letter

Guide Santosh Joshi from Dalar Village, Binsar in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, came first place in the Narayan Singh Bisht Memorial Prize for Guides, writing about his favourite bird watching moment with Village Ways. Read the letter here...

Winners of our annual guide writing competition are announced!

An account of bird watching with a guest, an amazing leopard encounter and a description of life as guide in a rural village win this years 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Narayan Singh Bisht Memorial Prize for Guides.