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Culture & People

Culture and people are very closely associated with each other. The term ‘culture’ refers to the complex collection of knowledge, folklore, languages, rules, rituals, habits, lifestyles, attitudes, beliefs, and customs that links and gives a common identity to a particular group of people at a specific point in time. Uttarakhand takes this vast complex collection and subtly presents it for anyone to experience or immerse in.


The Uttarakhand of today brims with the lively hum of life with people from various communities and religions contributing to make it into a wonderful profusion of the festival called life...


The development of the Garhwal school of painting as a branch of the Pahari school of art is believed to have started in the 17th century and reached its zenith in the latter half of the 18th...

Music & Dance

All forms of folk music and dance date back to no particular phase in time – they are passed on from generations to generations. Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways...

Fairs & Festivals

Typically a fair meant a gathering of people to display or trade produce or other goods, to parade or display animals and often to enjoy dance and music. It is normally ...



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