This region has basically two main ethnic communities. Depending on the region of origin, people are classified as Garhwali or Kumaoni. Here, the official language is Hindi, which is used for all administrative procedures. It is also widely spoken and understood. Apart from this, there are several local languages and dialects which are also spoken like Garhwali, Kumaoni, Juansari, Bhoti, etc. The Kumaoni language has been included in the list of UNESCO’s Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger. Efforts are being made in order to conserve this language
Local folk music and dance is an integral part of the local people. They perform these on occasions like weddings, religious festivals, etc. Wooden carved murals are often seen to adore the local buildings. This traditional art has been in practice since 17th century. These intricate geometrical patterns will leave you mesmerized with their high level of craftsmanship.