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Culture of Himachal



Culture is the facet of any state and introduces that state's identity to the world. The rich culture of Himachal Pradesh has seen the effect of various tribal clans, such as Kinnars, Sulehria, Pangawals and Lahaulis. Other important communities forming a part of Himachal's population are Brahmins, Gujjars, Rajputs, Gaddis, Kolis and Rathis. The mix of all these casts and creeds makes Himachal Pradesh as a multi-cultural state.

Himachal Pradesh is world-famous for its handicraft items, such as shawls, hand-woven caps, woolen jackets, carpets, woodwork and paintings. These classic items have been the main attractions of Himachal, besides sightseeing options.

There is so much of hard work injected into making these handicraft items that Himachali people have become an idol and the products have been in-demand throughout the year. The cultural heritage of Himachal Pradesh has been adapting since the dawn of civilization.


Languages Spoken


With the diversity in cultural heritage, the use of language in Himachal Pradesh also differs from sect to sect. some of the commonly spoken languages are Punjabi, Dogri, Hindi, Pahari, Kangri, Kinnauri and Gojri. This multiplicity has been a very fine example of unity in diversity.


Fairs and Festivals


Fairs and festivals are the reasons for the people of Himachal to come together and form a communal harmony. In fact, it is the right time to catch-up with the enthusiasm of Pahari people . Moreover, watching people dressed in their special attire makes the event even more colorful.