Visiting Sainji -The Corn Village near Mussoorie
How to reach Sainji:
Sainji is located in the Uttarakhand state of India and is near Mussoorie. The driving time from Mussoorie is around 1 hour. You get a lot of local transport options to take you to Sainji. You may also book a cab on hourly/daily basis to take you there.
The best time to visit Sainji is from March to June.
The natives hang these corns on the outer peripheral of their houses to dry them for the next season. Since the growth of these crops is so good in this area you would literally see corns all around you. The plentiful use of corns as the daily staple gives this name to the village.
The natives of the corn village of India are very simple and humble human beings. The way they treat you can actually help you understand what hospitality means in today’s world. From one of our experiences, while we were busy shooting the corn village, one of the ladies walked up to us and asked us if we need some water as it was quite hot. We didn’t expect it but really liked the fact that even though we were in their home and doing our work, they cared for our well being. We happily accepted the proposal and went to her house to get some water. While talking to her we came to know a lot more about the history of this village. Another family approached us offering lunch as it was noon. The lunch was simple Makki-ki-roti and chutney, freshly prepared and full of love. She gave us a tour of her house, allowed us in her kitchen and also showed us around the village.
Experience love, warmth and hospitality at Sainji: