Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Himachal Pradesh and its culture

Himachal Pradesh is a blend of several religions, culture as well as it is a multilingual state like other Indian states. Some of the most commonly spoken languages includes Hindi, Punjabi, Pahari, Dogri, Mandeali, Kangri and Kinnauri.

Himachal Pradesh

The Hindu communities living in Himachal Pradesh include the Brahmins, Rajputs, Kannets, Rathis and Kolis. Tribal population in the state comprises of Gaddis, Kinnars, Gujjars, Pangawals and Lahaulis. Their traditional dresses includes dhoti, kurta, coat, waistcoat, turban and a hand towel while that of the Rajput male consists of tight fitting churidar pyjamas, a long coat and a starched turban.

Himachal is well known for its handicrafts. Himachali caps are also famous art work of the people. Music and dance reflects the cultural heritage of the state. There are number of other fairs and festivals that play an important role to Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh

Himachalis cuisine is very similar to the rest of the north India. Some of the specialities of Himachal food include Pateer, Chouck, Bhagjery and Til ki chutney.

The people of Himachal have rich cultural heritage and you must visit Himachal as to know more about their cultural and religious life.

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