Gaddi whistlers of Himachal Pradesh


dharamkotThe Gaddi tribesmen of Himachal Pradesh, whistle with a leaf called basuti leaf.Dharamkot (2,195m) ,home of Gaddi tribal people lies between Dharmsala and the Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh.Gaddi shepherds worship Goddess Durga.They think that Goddess Durga protects them from every danger and evil spirit.Gaddi tribal people who live a semi-nomadic lifestyle play beautiful tune by using basuti leaf.Basuti(Adhtoda basica) grows abundantly in upper altitude of Himalayas. Gaddi tribal people keep large numbers of sheep and goats.
They wear typical dress -topa, chola and dora. one can easily spot Smoking pipe( hukah) in their hand and khalru.
Khalru which contains essential items like cereals on their back.They are simple and honest people.They have their own culture and heritage.khalru contains essential items like cereals and other items on their back.They lead simple life style.They are known for their honesty.Gaddi tribesmen are famous for their musicial whistling skill.
Best time to visit March to May and from October to December.

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About shanthanubh

A calcutta(India)based Independent newsresearcher and Investigative reporter.He has been working as a journalist for more than 15 years.He had worked as a news researcher for various news based programs in Calcutta.Shanthanu considers Deborah Potter and Theressha Collington Moore as his mentor because in his early days of journalism carrier, he was inspired and motivited by their works and learnt a lot from them about media ethics and news research.Though,a news researcher don't get enough credit for his job,he sticks to it.He believes that as journalists we should follow the jounalism mantra that if your mother says she loves you, check it out.we work as a store clerk.we believe that facts are more important than adjectives.Earlier,he also worked as a private investigator to brush up his skill as an Investigative Reporter.

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