Tharu Woman [ थारू महिला ]

Tharu is a tribe of Uttarakhand and an ethnic group indegenous to Terai. The Tharus are recognized as an official nationality by the government of Nepal.By the consensus of 2011 the total no. of Tharus people in Uttarakhand is 8,5665.

Tharus live in the region extending from Nainital to Terai region of Gorakhpur in UP. They are said to be the descendents of 'Kirat'. They migrated from Thar desert of Rajsthan, That why they are called 'Tharus'. Rural men wear dhoti kurta, jacket and turban while rural women wear Lehanga and blouse. Their main occupation is cultivation as well as cattle breeding.

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