Currently, the people of Kumaoni have a strong mix of culture that is not only sourced from the indigenous population that used to stay in the area but also an immigrant who moved to the region and over time made the place their home. The different cultural groups that have since made the Kumaoni region their home have influenced the dialects, myths, languages, folk literature, fairs and forms of artistic expressions.

Most physical features in Kumaon including mountain peak, mountain range and lake are usually associated with a certain myth or the name of a God or Goddess. Some are associated with the Shakta, Shaiva and Vaishnava traditions, and those that are associated with local Gods such as Saim, Golla, Chhurmal, Ham, KailBisht, Gangnath, Airy, Chaumu, and Bholanath. There are several temples devoted to Lord Shiva such as those at Jageshwar, Bageshwar, Binsar, Thalkedar, Rameshwar, Pancheshwar, Baijnath and Gananath. The Shakti region have the Devidhura,

Gangolihat, Pumagiri, Almora, Nainital, Kot Ki Mai and Kothari Devi temples while the Lohaghat- Champawat region is associated with Kunna Avatar. This region is known for having two Sun temples.