The state of Uttarakhand is not only popular with tourists for its scenic landscapes and natural beauty. Uttarakhand has a cultured and colourful society. The culture of Uttarakhand shows a distinctive pattern, with the elements from each of the ethnic groups and sub-groups that resides in this place. Uttarakhand has every thing that any tourist could want that is why it is visited by travellers throughout the year.
It can be said that the culture of Uttarakhand is a juncture where the different cultures of the Kumaoni-Garhwal meet. The culture is fully enriched by features like its music, dance, cuisine, festivals, arts and crafts and much more.
Folk Songs of Uttarakhand had its root in the lap of nature. It has seen various phases of growth and has undergone lots of transformation during the course of time. It speaks about various festivals, religious traditions, folk stories and simple life of the people of Uttarakhand. Bajuband, Basanti, Chhopati, Chhura, Chounphula and Jhumeila, Jagars, Khuded, Mangal, Puja Folk Songs are some of the folk songs sung in Uttarakhand. Some of these artists are Sh.Mohan Upreti, Sh.Gopal Babu Goswami, Sh.Narendra Singh Negi ....
The Culture of Uttarakhand has its roots in past. Among the diverse cultures and traditions of India it is one of the unique culture which can be seen
prominently in its various forms of art. Uttarakhand folk dance is not as complex as the classical dance forms but is something which is beautiful to
witness. Its a reflection of the deep sited beliefs and traditions of the local people which is performed to express joy & celebrate the arrival of new
season. Barada Nati, Bhotiya Dance, Chancheri, Chhapeli, Choliya Dance ....
Pahari Dish And Recipes
Uttarakhand is famous not only for its tourist places and pilgrims but also for its values and culture. The culture and tradition of the state can be seen in its songs, dance and also in its delicious dishes. These dishes and recipes along with richness in its taste are highly nutritious. The recipes to these dishes are simple too to prepare. Some of these Pahari dishes are Aloo Daal Pakora, Aloo Tamatar Ka Jhol, Arsa, Baadi, Bhaang ki Chatni, Chainsoo, Gahat (Kulath) Soup, Gahat Kofta, Gahat Ki daal, Green Chutney, Jhangore Ki Kheer, Jholi, Kaapa ....