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Situated in a valley near Mussoorie, Sainji is a village in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.

Popularly known to people as the Corn Village, this spot has recently gained attraction from the people who look for experiential travel.

How To Reach Sainji Village?

It is about a two hours drive from Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand. Take the road to Mussoorie & then follow the route to Kempty Falls. It is about 5kms from there. 

What to expect?

While entering the village you will find a school on the left side and the fields on the right, depending on the time of visit you can find different crops being harvested.

A small path leads you into the village with a water stream running along the path. Following the trail, you’ll reach the centre of the village, an open courtyard where all the main celebrations of the community take place. 

The main centre of attention here is a vernacular wooden home decorated with paintings on the wood and the corn being tied in bunches to dry and stock for the rest of the year. 

You can also experience the authentic village life and help them in their day to day life while having the local food with the families.

Life here is peaceful and close to nature, you can spend quality time admiring the natural beauty of the place as well.

Dos & Don’ts

  • Respect the community & their beliefs.
  • Don’t be too loud and hinder their daily life.
  • Try to interact with the villagers to have a better understanding.
  • Ask before you take any personal pictures or videos.
  • While leaving thank them for their hospitality.
  • Leave No Trace.

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By Abhishek Saraswat

Abhishek (@himalayan_gypsy) is a travel photographer and blogger known as Himalayan Gypsy over the internet. Academically from an engineering background and born the Himalayan valley of Dehradun, he found himself in love with nature and ever since he has been on a journey to travel India and showcase the beauty of the country through his pictures, motivating and encouraging people on the go to feel the same and also take responsibilities to conserve our rich heritage, culture and environment. He is a Certified Digital Marketer and a Travel Influencer who is efficient to create visually appealing content for Travel Brands, Property Owners, Cafes and other Product Shoots. He also specializes in running Facebook & Instagram Ad Campaigns for Brand Awareness, Brand Promotion and Online Reputation Management.

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