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Wood Carving of Uttarakhand

Wood carving in Uttarakhand is an integral part of the tradition that beautifully displays the culture. The carving is generally found in the form of folks, religious, and tantric motifs. One can admire the carved architecture in the temples, homes of affluent people, and many ancient places. 

Wood carving is an art mastered by the craft-persons of Uttarakhand. The region's houses have carvings on their doors, windows, and ceilings marvelously adorned in the artisans' simple and gorgeous style. The open space of the windows is filled with specific latticework to give a screen-like effect by the skilled craftspersons. Besides floral designs, animals, and fishes, most wood carvings have Gods or Goddesses as their motifs.

The local word used for decorative wood carvings on front doors is Kholi. Moreover, the desire to decorate is an essential element of the local culture and the embellishment of carved wooden doors. In addition, the carving of woods manifests one's social status and prosperity in this region. Decorative pieces made from wood like intricately carved cane sticks are instances of wood carving in Uttarakhand. Cities like Dehradun and Nainital in Uttarakhand are renowned for wood carving. In Garhwal and Kumaon, the portico of the upper stories of the dwelling units are generally made of wood and attractively carved.

You can make your Uttarakhand tour remarkable by exploring these wood carvings and other destinations. We provide a fully customizable tour package that you can modify as per your traveling style and budget. 


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