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Essential information of Uttarakhand

Here is some basic information of Uttarakhand state that will be handy during your visit to this beautiful state. Keep reading for some insights that you will find on any tourist map of Uttarakhand.

Food of Uttarakhand

The culinary treasure of Uttarakhand is as renowned as its natural wealth. The main food of Uttarakhand varies from Kumaon to Garhwal division. Between Pithoragarh and Pauri, the traditional food of Uttarakhand depends on what local tribes prefer to eat. Most people in Uttarakhand prefer vegetarian cuisine, although non-vegetarians also have plenty to choose from.

Like other hilly regions in India, Uttarakhand cuisine relies on simplicity. Kafuli is a nutritious dish prepared from Spinach and fenugreek leaves. This healthy dish is complimented by steaming rice. The aroma of Fannah and Chainsoo will make you want to crave for more Garhwali cuisine. Both dishes have an earthy flavour that is essential to local people. Kandalee Ka Saag, Baadi, Phaanu, and Dubuk are some of the famous food of Uttarakhand. Jhangora Ki Kheer is a popular dessert having a rich texture. Gulgula, Bal Mithai, and Arsa are other sweets to try in the region.

Climate of Uttarakhand

Weather of Uttarakhand can be tricky to predict, especially in high-altitude places. Some far-flung roads are vulnerable to landslide, while others remain cut off due to snowfall in the winter season. Before going on trekking or camping in high-altitude valleys, make sure to pack rain gear and winter wear. The peak of summer and winter season brings a river of honeymooners, pilgrims, and adventurers from India and abroad. Dehradun and Haridwar witness heat waves in summer and day temperatures can reach up to 40°C.

Milder temperatures between April and June prevail in the higher Himalayas up north. This time is ideal to make a pilgrimage or plan a honeymoon in Uttarakhand. March is the best time to catch full bloom at the Valley of Flowers. Temperatures in winter – which lasts from November through February – range between sub zero to 15°C, especially in high-altitude regions. Nainital witnesses milder winters and a reasonable amount of snowfall. Weather in Uttarakhand may vary as per geographical features of the state.

Festivals of Uttarakhand

The state of Uttarakhand features an amalgamation of Garhwali and Kumaoni cultures. It’s a microcosm of time-honoured traditions and beliefs which are celebrated with great fervour by the locals. Despite the recent burst of commercialism, environmentalism is a belief that locals hold dear to themselves. There are numerous folk songs and tales about nature’s bounty that predates the famous Chipko Movement. The Garhwal region celebrates Saradotsava in October every year in the picturesque town of Pauri. It showcases local talent in forms of art, dance, and music. Choliya, Jhodha, and Chanchi are popular dance styles in Kumaon region. Chhopati, Basanti, and Chhura are popular folk songs voiced by Garhwalis. Bhaitauli, Ganga Dussehra, Phool Dei, and Kandali are famous festivals of Uttarakhand. Hindi is a predominantly spoken language in Uttarakhand. Local languages of Uttarakhand are Garhwali, Kumaoni, and Jaunsari.

Tips and Facts about Uttarakhand

Do carry Uttarakhand tourist map as there are some remote places with no network connectivity. Travellers must follow safety procedures during natural calamities. Always stay abreast of weather updates during your stay in Uttarakhand. Avoid driving or riding on treacherous roads after sunset.

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