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Be inspired by beautiful villages in India and Nepal with Village Ways

We are pleased to recommend holidays in India and Nepal with like-minded travel organisation Village Ways, a specialist in sustainable tourism with a commitment to fostering village life. They have won many awards for their responsible tourism values and are current holders of the ‘Best for Poverty Reduction’ category of the World Travel Market Responsible Tourism Awards (2017).

Enjoy traditional village life in India and Nepal, from the mountain villages of the Himalayas to the coasts and backwaters of Karnataka and Kerala. Walk from village to village with your own private guide and get to know the rural communities, staying in village-owned guesthouses, hosted by local people.

Experience a side of Nepal away from the typical tourist trails, and walk in the magnificent Himalayan foothills, staying in special guesthouses. In India, discover the other side of the Himalayas, with wonderful walking and spectacular views. Visit the jungles of Madhya Pradesh for a wonderful wildlife encounter, or stay in a welcoming hamlet on the fringe of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. Relax on a community-owned houseboat in Kerala and get to know fishing communities and spice-farmers in warm Karnataka. Village Ways offer privately-guided trips, tailored to their guests. Each holiday centres around village life, connecting you to local people.

A typical holiday might be 12 nights walking in the Himalayan Foothills, with good walking from village to village, with picnic lunches en-route and dinner at a new village-owned guesthouse each night. You have the opportunity to experience authentic village life, getting to know the local people and their traditions.

Village Ways pride themselves in looking after you from the moment you land in your destination airport until your departure home, and arrange all internal travel and accommodation. Holidays can be tailored to suit you – from short stays ideal for adding on to existing travel plans, to a full exploration of India.

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