Cuisine: The sowing and harvesting, the pounding of the grain, the grinding of the masalas (spices), the ripening of the vegetables...are all endearingly entwined in the rural life. Due to traditional and natural farming methods, the grains, vegetables, fruits and herbs are of high quality in terms of nutrition values and taste.
Farm fresh seasonal produce is cooked to delectable taste. Traditionally prepared local foods are Dubka, (made of black soyabean), Jholi-bhat, Kapa (green vegetables) and Pua etc.
Fairs and festivals: The countryside idyll is realised during times of uninhibited merriment, and this is especially true for the Himalayan belt that is particularly recognised for its exuberant and happy-go-lucky people. Prominent fairs are held during Shivaratri (February-March) and Shravan (July - August), and the visitor inflow peaks around these times. The village folk revel and rejoice to the hilt, while following the tradition and rituals.
Most community festivals revolve around the sowing and harvest seasons, such as the Harela festival, which heralds the sowing of the crop, and the Huraki is the plantation festival. Music and dance is an integral part of people's life and it comes into the fore during festivity. Men and women organise community dances like the Jhoda, Chanchari, Rituraina, Bhagnol etc. on various occasions. These dances are a part of family and social celebrations as well.