Pipalkoti, Uttarakhand

April 22, 2019

Nestled beautifully at an elevation of 1219 meters above the sea level, Pipalkoti is a small yet beautiful town situated on the Badrinath- Rishikesh Highway. This scenic town in Uttarakhand is studded with amazing landscapes including snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, dense forests, etc. It’s unexplainable charm, pristine beauty, and pleasant climatic conditions attract tourists towards itself and enlist Pipalkoti in the list of most visited tourist destinations in the…


Yamunotri Yatra Trekking Tips and Guide

Yamunotri Trek
April 13, 2019

Yamunotri Dham, dedicated to Maa Yamuna, is one of the most significant temple among all the Chardham Yatra portals in Uttarakhand since this is the temple where the holy pilgrimage of Hindus commence. This is also one of the most remotely placed temples in Uttarakhand which is located on one of the jagged flanks of the Bandarpoonch Parvat with the Holy river of Yamuna flowing gracefully through it. Trekking to…


Dharali – A Scenic Hamlet Between Harsil and Gangotri

Dharali Village, Harsil
April 12, 2019

Nestled amidst the pristine natural surroundings of the majestic Himalayas and on the banks of the holy river of Ganga, the quiet hamlet of Dharali is so beautiful that it seems like a scene right out of a fairy tale book. The town is extremely popular for its glistening apple orchards and for being one of the most remote and untouched destinations in Uttarakhand. It shares almost the same beauty…


Jankichatti: Starting Point to Yamunotri Trek

Janki Chatti, Yamunori
April 11, 2019

Janki Chatti is famous for being the last motorable road for Yamunotri and the place which not only fills you with a deep sense of spirituality but it can also be your place of choice to get away from the crowd and take some time off amidst the scenic natural surroundings. Outwardly this place is just a transition point from where people travelling by road park their cars, taxis or…


Folk Songs and Music of Uttarakhand

Folk Songs and Music of Uttarakhand
April 9, 2019

Music is a huge part of the cultural and traditional ethos of Uttarakhand. They have songs to celebrate every month, occasion, auspicious time etc. there are varying degrees of differences between the folk music of Garhwal to that of Kumaon. The traditional richness of Uttarakhand is depicted clearly through its songs and music which the people sing to celebrate special occasions. The folk songs here can be categorised into different…


Kalimath: The Mysterious Maa Kali Mandir in Rudraprayag

Kalimath Temple
April 8, 2019

Seated on the holy banks of river Saraswati and elevated around 1800 meters above the sea level in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand, Kalimath is a highly revered shrine which is dedicated to Goddess Kali. The temple is beautifully nestled amidst the lap of nature and offers a cool, salubrious and divine environment to its devotees. It is believed to be one of the most visited temples in Garhwal region…


Traditional and Folk Dances of Uttarakhand

Folk Dance of Uttarakhand
April 7, 2019

Every state in India is known for its uniqueness of traditions and beliefs and same is the case in the hill state of Uttarakhand. Folk dancing can find its ancestry in the ancient ages and has developed over time. Traditional dance here is known for being unique, colorful, vibrant and a very common occurrence. They dance to celebrate everything, from holy occasions and festivals to special days of the years…


Kumaoni Language

Native Speakers – 2.3 million The language spoken by the people belonging to the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand is known as Kumaoni which is distinct from Garhwali language. The Kumaon regions include places like Almora, Nainital, Bageshwar, Pithoragarh, Champawat, Rudrapur etc where this language is primarily spoken by the natives along with it being spoken in limited parts of Himachal Pradesh and even Nepal. Kumaoni dialect have a number of…

April 6, 2019

Garhwali Language

Native Speakers – More than 2.5 million This central Pahadi language is not only spoken by the people belonging to the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand but it also covers people from Himachal Pradesh. The roots of this language can be classified with Indo European, indo Iranian, indo Aryan and languages of other intermediate divisions. However various districts have modified the pronunciations of some words with time but the root remains…

April 5, 2019

Fairs & Festivals Celeberations in Uttarakhand

Kumaoni Holi
April 4, 2019

Uttarakhand has earned status of Devbhoomi due to its religious and spiritual significance that dates back to eternities ago. The traditional belief and culture here is extremely unique and one of a kind which gives birth to some of the most colorful and fun-filled festivals in Uttarakhand. No matter Kumaoni or Garhwali the hill population find a reason to celebrate almost every month of the year, some of them being…