The West Uttarakhand Region is located in the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains and is home to the state’s capital city, Dehradun. The people are known for their warm hospitality and simple, modest lifestyles.
Many villagers work as farmers—cultivating rice, wheat, corn, sugarcane and potatoes. Others work as weavers, producing handcrafted shawls, stoles, scarves and blankets using natural dyes and wool. The software technology industry also offers job opportunities for many in the region’s urban areas.
These women are resting after a long day of working the fields.
The women in the West Uttarakhand Region are famous for their handcrafted items, like this blanket.
The people of West Uttarakhand live in the shadow of the Himalaya Mountains.