Women’s Traditional Dresses and Costumes of Indian States

Traditional clothing in India varies with region, religion and community. Every state of India has its own culture, traditions and lifestyle to follow and to celebrate fairs and festivals with these traditions. Festival season is the best way to explore India and its culture, which is unique in every state. India is a land of color and diverse cultures, so obvious in the varied dresses that adorn its people. Indian dressing styles are marked by many variations wide range of traditional Indian clothing includes sarees, salwar kameez and Ghagra choli. Folk costumes are best to know the traditional cloths and dress of Indian states.

Photos of Indian Traditional Costumes, All States are Included in Region

Uttar Bharat

North India, The region bless with a culture from nature itself. This region includes Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. This region has a diverse culture with the Hindu pilgrimage centers of Char Dham, the Buddhist mahabodhi temple, the Sikh golden temple and the Muslim pilgrimage destination of Ajmer, as well as many heritage sites like as the valley of flowers and the Taj Mahal.Every state of this region has its own identity costumes and traditions to celebrate the festival with folk dance and dress.

Magadha Empire

The Magadha region was expanded from Eastern Uttar Pradesh to the Bihar and most of the Sikkim and Bengal. These state are synonymous of rich culture,traditions and heritage sites of India. Bengal Kali Puja is well famous in the world for the way it celebrated with rituals and tradition.

Sister States

The Seven Sister States includes Assam, Arunachal Pradesh,Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura. These North east states of India has beautiful and very unique culture,traditions and lifestyle.People of these states has a different traditional dresses and costumes,which only can be explore during the fair and festival season. The real culture and traditions of sister states are still alive and followed by the young generation.

Tribal States

The tribal states of central India includes Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh,Orissa and Jharkhand. These states are very rich in flora and fauna, along with a distinct life style close with the nature. Culture and traditions vary from place to place, even inside the states. The jungle people also known as Adivasi are the native residence of these states. The tribes are the treasure of this region, who live along with the nature and celebrate the nature.

The Dravida

South India, A beautiful world of traditions, culture, people and bless with nature. This Region Dravida is used in the National Anthem which includes states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu as well as the union territories. The Deccan Plateau region is very wast and shared multi language culture and true color of India.

Western Region

The region is the entrance of India “The Gateway of India”, This region is bless with natural beauty and the spectacular cultural. Every culture has a history to narrate and a costume to recognize. This region includes Gujarat, Maharashtra Goa and Rajasthan.


  • Nidhi chauhan says:

    luv u india and india`s culture,decency,etc…….

  • Bharatiya says:

    Nice write up covering the various parts of India and it’s traditions. BTW, if you are looking to buy traditional Indian dresses.

  • A saree is one of the most favorite and loved women’s attire, especially in South Asia and throughout the world. These designer sarees are known to be the traditional wedding wear for most of the Indian brides. Have a look at Lashkaraa for the same

  • They are diverse but same as Indian.

  • Jessi says:

    Great Post!! India is always best for it’s tradition and culture. All the festivals in India are more popular. Especially everyone love to wear Indian traditional dresses during the festival seasons.

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