VillageHomeStays™ is an initiative of AWSAR (Association for Welfare Social Action and Research India), working to bridge the gap between urban and rural India. India has been acknowledged for its villages and rural lifestyle.

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October 2020

You’ve probably previously quite enjoyed an urban haat like Dilli Haat or Bombay Haat or Noida Haat, getting to know different cultures and what not! But what if I tell you that a village haat is an advanced and a more interesting form of an urban haat?! A total village life experience brought to you by VillageHomeStays! A haat is a local marketplace near a village or a cluster of villages where the vendors come from and sell their produce, earning their daily bread. Such haats are quite famous

A village homestay is an emerging form of tourism in India which will not only be beyond doubt a serene and new experience for foreigners from across the world as well as the Indian Urban population, but it will also be beneficial to the farmers and will help put the lesser-known and picturesque villages on the tourist map. This might not lead to commercialized villages but it will lead to greater development and advancement of these beautiful, scenic hidden beauties of India.  Now, what is a village stay with

India, being called a tourist destination widely throughout the world, is known for its culture, traditions and historical monuments. From beaches to hill stations to plains filled with agricultural fields and tea gardens, every region of India has something different to offer. Having said so, it is only cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai that been the cities which have seen the highest inflow of tourists. Today we talk about the 7 places in India, you get to experience the ever so calming snow in the north

India is bestowed with insurmountable uniqueness and uncountable quaint customs. Its tribal heritage, home to more than 600 tribes, has brilliantly merged the influx of touristy eyes with their heartland celebration. So, to facilitate one in exploring the gems of traditions meticulously preserved yet entwined with rising global interactions, here’s a list of ten tribal festivals in India, experiences of which one can take back home. Minjar Mela, Chambal, Himachal Pradesh Minjar is recognized as the state fair of Himachal Pradesh held in July and August. Celebrating the history of

Village tourism is a very unexplored part of tourism, especially here in India. VillageHomeStays is giving you the opportunity to experience this hidden treasure of India filled with culture, traditions and a way of life that is so grounded, it will make you ponder. Choose from the options offered by VillageHomeStays in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Darjeeling, SIkkim, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand  . As the Indian saying goes “Atithi Devo bhava” which literally translates to “guest is god” will make you feel more than at home

By Manchit Sustainable tourism refers to the sagacious management of resources in such a way that the needs of society are fulfilled while maintaining cultural integrity, ecological processes and life support systems. We must understand that with industrialisation and development comes great responsibility thus it is our duty to live sustainably. When tourism becomes unsustainable, it puts pressure on natural resources and encourages over-consumption becoming particularly damaging in areas where resources like food and water are already scarce. It impacts wildlife, vegetation, air quality, water supply and natural phenomena. Mostly the

Volunteer tourism also referred to as ‘voluntourism’, ‘volunteerism’, and ‘volunteer travel’ is one amongst the varied forms of sustainable tourism forms that have been developed in the last few decades. Volunteer tourism aims at providing a level playground for people to meet the needs of a particular market and, at the same time, encourages people to travel with a cause. It places a responsibility on the shoulders of the traveler to use their time and energy effectively to plan a trip for meeting environmental or humanitarian need. While

Today, village tourism is under-marketed and often masked behind the fancy urban travel. Even our Government is trying to alleviate rural tourism through advertising, from time to time. Now, I’d like to bust some of the common misconceptions here, that make us give a second thought before planning a suburban tour. Rural tourism has not thrived that popularly Yes, it’s not entirely a misconception. But, anything or culture is only publicised by the people. We are actually responsible for hyping anything and everything in today’s world. I’m not against modernisation

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