Culture Of Udhampur

Udhampur celebrates many festivals which are common to Northern India such a Lohri, Basant Panchami, Baisakhi among many others. Important Muslim festivals are also observed and celebrated here such as Id-ul-Fitr and Id-ul-Zoha along with Sikh religious festivals like Guru Govind Singh’s birthday. Udhampur is in the Pahari heartland and thus Pahari as well as Dogri song and dance folk traditions are quite common here. Surma Fumenie and Kudd are dance rituals performed in groups during special occasions such as marriages or cultural events.

Ramnagar, which is within the Udhampur district and not too far away from the city is also famous for its cuisine such as the  dish of Kalaadi, Kulthein di Dal, which is prepared from locally grown legumes, Ambal and many other Dogri dishes.