The musical forms of Uttarakhand add a lot to its
cultural richness. The state is widely know for giving rise to many
different types of folk music forms. The folk music in the state has
been inspired by the natural beauty of the region. The feel and touch of
nature can definitely be felt as you listen to the folk musical tones
and music in different parts of the state of Uttarakhand. You can listen
to the folk music mainly during the festival season or when religious
traditions are performed. These songs speak volumes of how rich and wide
the state's cultural heritage is.
Folk songs in the state can be divided into different categories - ceremonious, martial and melancholy. Mandals, Panwaras, Jhoda and Thadya are some of the most popular folk songs in Uttarakhand. Popular musical instruments used by the people of this state include Dhol, Thali, Dholki, Turri, Damoun, Tabla and Harmonium among others.
Both the Garhwal and the Kumaon regions feature their own collection of interesting folk songs. If you're a music lover and want to know more about the various types of these songs in the state, given below is a list you can use. In case you need more details, you are always welcome to get in touch with our highly experienced travel counselors.