Culture and People of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is a beautiful place divided into two broadly labeled as Garhwal and Kumaon areas. The various rituals, religions, fairs, events, folk dances, and music distinguish them from others. Uttarakhand takes this enormous, intricate set and subtly presents it to everyone.

Kumaoni Culture
Kumaoni Culture

It’s said that Kumaon is the source of Pahari Kalam, which is another painting style that is world-famous. However, Aipan or Alpana is the most common art form of Kumaon. The Kumaon people speak thirteen native languages. The most important dance of Kumaon is called Chhalaria.

Garhwali Culture
Garhwali Culture

The main language spoken in this location is Garhwali. There are also many different languages in the garhwali language. Garhwal is populated by people of different ethnic and caste groups. Garhwal is a beautiful location with high mountains, cold weather, and lush green valleys.

Fairs and Festivals
Fairs and Festivals

Uttarakhand is rich in culture and traditions. Fairs and festivals are a certain part of Uttarakhand’s social and cultural life. It is at these fairs that traditional types of art emerge so that they can be recognized and sponsored by other communities to promote the culture of Devbhoomi Uttarakhand.

Music and Dance
Music and Dance

Folk music and dance are designed for every occasions including weddings, religious praise of Gods, heroic storytelling of the king’s brave deeds, to the faith of the elements beyond human imagination and last but not least, to affection, Love and Severance.

Local Tribes
Local Tribes

The original inhabitants of Uttarakhand belong to various tribes with a distinctive & abundant history. Indigenous communities such as Mahigeners & Vangujjars, the major tribal groups include , Tharus, Bhotias, Buxas, Jaunsaris, Tribals Rangs and Rajis.

Traditional Apparel
Traditional Apparel

Uttarakhand Hills residents have their own clothing pattern due to the cold weather of the area, which is used to make woolen clothing made out of cattle and sheep. Men and Women have their different attires worn daily and some occasionally.

Most Recent Blogs

Almora: The Cultural Heart of Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand Jagar Ritual

Jagar is a ritualised style of worshipping the 33 koti Devi Devta that is performed in Uttarakhand's hills, both in Kumaon and Garhwal. Jagar is a rite in which gods and local

Almora: The Cultural Heart of Uttarakhand
Vimalkot Temple in Dhaulchina Almora

The temple of Vimala Devi is claimed to have been built around 15 centuries ago during the Afghan and Mughal Empires. Jageshwar is located at the top of the highway

Almora: The Cultural Heart of Uttarakhand
Camping in Rishikesh and Jageshwar

Camping under the stars in the lap of nature and breathing in fresh air are lovely to many people and spending a few days amongst the crude beauty of nature