People of Nainital are referred to as the Kumaoni people and have a very different lifestyle. They are a bit backward and lives in hut shaped houses which are very outdated. Kumaoni people also have different way of worship and they are also very superstitious. You will see their forehead painted with black kajal so as to protect them from the evil. They usually take rice as the main component of their rice, urad dal and masoor dal are also the added part of their diet.
The Kumaoni people listed here are very non secular minded and the form of worship differs significantly from those that reside in Plains. Here, the Temple types a hub for all social and cultural functions and actions. In addition they perform the Jaagar to evoke spirits and their nearby deities. In the course of auspicious events, their forehead is smeared with 'Tilak' created of turmeric with 'Akshat' or 'Pithya' and ladies particularly are seen with very long Pithya that runs from the forehead down to their higher nose.
Becoming quite superstitious, the Kumaoni men and women always utilize a black kaajal on their forehead, specially on a child's forehead to defend them from any evil eye and spirits. They think that specific actions should be carried out at a particular time. For instance, visiting sick people are carried out on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Courtesy calls, Condolence calls or Mourning calls are created solely on Tuesdays and Saturdays.