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Culture of Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is a land of spiritual knowledge and is culturally blessed. The beauty of this state lies in its culture, which reflects in so many ways. It is also considered the heartland of Hindu culture because of religious knowledge for ages.

The culture of Uttarakhand display the Hindu religion perfectly and attract tourist all the year. The connection between culture and religion is so strong that you can experience it from each corner of this state. Folk dance, music, and festivals are integral elements of Uttarakhand Culture.

The main areas of determining the culture of the province of Uttarakhand are:

People of Uttarakhand

Known as Garhwali or Kumaoni, the people of Uttarakhand take pride in their origin, separating themselves from the rest of the people of India by the term "Pahari," meaning the "people of the mountains." Almost 90% of the population of Uttarakhand is Hindus, with some of the important centers of Hinduism in India being located in the Uttarakhand.

Language of Uttarakhand

The primary language used in Uttarakhand is the Garhwali, Kumaoni and Jaunsari is widely used in its colloquial form almost all around the state of Uttarakhand. However, for tourists planning a tour to Uttarakhand, this should present no cause for worry as Hindi is used extensively in almost all the parts of the state of Uttarakhand. Moreover, almost every part of the state has a special dialect of the language of Garhwali. This trait can be best illuminated by the various songs and verses of the locals, one of the fascinating things to watch out for a while on holiday in Uttarakhand.