District Nainital has rich cultural traditions & heritage. The main towns of the district are cosmopolitan and its people are associated with various religions. Broadly eighty percent of population follows Hindu religion, the rest part belongs to Sikh, Muslim, Christion, Buddha etc religions. The major part of population follows Kumouni traditions.
Marriages are mostly arranged by the parents after matching horoscopes. The main functions of marriages are Ganesh Pooja, Suwal Pathai, Dhuliargh , Kanya-daan, phere, vida. The traditional kumouni barat take a lively colour in presence of Choliya Nritya (Dance) & playing of turais (trumpets), dhol, nagada. But now a days people are seen dancing on the tunes of bands in Barat.