Traditional instruments have a long-standing place in Uttarakhand. That is the reason Uttarakhand state it is renowned for its wealthy cultural background and traditional instruments. Music from these instruments can be heard during dances, songs, and other festivities. You can often see dhol, damau, thali instruments being used in religious ceremonies.
The Thali is the most popular traditional instrument of Uttarakhand. It is a cylindrical drum, just like a dholak, but with a higher sound. Other instruments often played are dhol, damama (damaun), chimta, binaee and more.