Trivia / Himachal Pradesh

_____, the traditional dance of Shimla and Sirmaur district is the largest folk dance listed in Guinness Book of World Records.

  1. Jhamakada
  2. Dandras
  3. Nati

Nati

Nati is the traditional dance form of Sirmaur district, Kullu and Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. It is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest folk dance in terms of the number of dancers performing. A total of 9892 women participated in this folk dance in their traditional colourful Kulluvi attire on 26 October 2015 during International Kullu Dussehra festival.

Nati is quite popular in Himachal Pradesh and the Union Territory of Chandigarh, where it is performed during cultural programmes. This dance form is also popular in Jounsari community in Uttrakhand.

There are 7 types of Nati popular in Himachal Pradesh, some of which include Mahasuvi Nati, Sirmauri Nati and Lahauli Nati and Kinnauri Nati. The Kinnauri Nati dance is mime-like and includes languid sequences depicting the tradition and culture of Himachal Pradesh.