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Had gone there to write a story on "Village Ways". It is indeed inspiring when a hotel wants the local community to benefit the most. Saw that visitors go back with memories of shared life with the local community: their life-struggles, their aspirations, the simple...More
We spent 10 days in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary - a night at each end at Khali Estate, and then 8 days walking from village to village through leafy forests, listening to the birds and surrounded by mountains and the peaks of the Himalayas. Dawn...More
We have done 2 holidays organised by Village Ways in the South of India and in the Hinmalayan Foothills. Both have been absolutely fascinating and gave us memories for life. The holidays are based in simple guesthouses which have been built in small villages who...More
We trekked between 5remote villages in the Binsar sanctuary. The scenery was stunning, the welcome from the villagers was warm and the food (all cooked on open fires) was the best ever. The guest houses were basic but fitting.Our guides Harri and Hem were great...More
This was my retirement present to me - a trip with a view of the Himalayas, as I no longer consider myself fit enough to actually go there. We read about Village Ways in The Guardian and were impressed at how they were revitalising small...More