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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A Beginner’s Guide to A Village Homestay

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 VillageHomeStays? VillageHomestays is offering you a chance to experience the village life away from the busy city life. We offer village stays in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Jharkhand. Here you have the opportunity to experience different activities (may vary from village to village) Classic Indian games like gully danda, carom,  travelling activities like camel rides, bullock cart rides and tractor rides, and rural activities like farming, fishing drawing water from wells etc.

Our only advice would be to familiarise yourself with the village you’re going to and prepare beforehand appropriately, get out of your comfort zone and get ready to embrace some authentic Indian hidden culture in its purest form. The festivities, the food, the traditions and the humble and welcoming nature of the villagers will only enhance this experience as this is the true beauty of India, its culture, food and people. Embrace this experience as this village stay will let you acknowledge life from a different perspective and will allow you to appreciate this peace, greenery and will be an experience that will be humbling because you’re not just being a traveller but a responsible traveller by contributing to the development of remote Indian villages. And lastly, leave a review for other tourists , which will help them make the most of their trips and will help us to work on our shortcomings or (encourage us too!) to serve you better in future.

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