Places to See in Tanakpur

Tanakpur has 3 tourist spots and places to see.

There are many sightseeing options and places of interest in and around Tanakpur that would appeal to the tourists. Purnagiri Temple is one of the most revered temples which is visited by thousands of devotees. People usually take auspicious dip at Sharda Ghat before going into the temple. Panchmukhi Mahadev is another well-known shrine in Tanakpur. Shyamlatal is a picturesque natural lake located 30 kms from Tanakpur.

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There are 3 tourist spots in Tanakpur where travellers can spent their leisure time. Here you will find list of all the Tanakpur sightseeing options which you must visit and plan your itinerary accordingly. Explore the hidden gems of Tanakpur through this well-researched list, learn about the most happening places, things to do, famous picnic spots for a memorable vacation in Tanakpur.

Shyamlatal

Shyamlatal

30 kms / 49 mins
Shyamlatal is a natural lake located in a beautiful hamlet at 30 kms from Tanakpur town. As the name indicates, the lake is known by the word Shyaam w...
Tanakpur Railway Station

Tanakpur Railway Station

1.5 kms / 4 mins
About Tanakpur Railway StationTanakpur Railway Station (Station Code: TPU) is the small rail head that connects Champawat district of Uttarakhand to o...
Banbasa Range

Banbasa Range

11 kms / 19 mins
Free Entry | Exploration Time 1 hr
Banbasa Barrage or Banbasa Range is a barrage built on the river Sharda affording striking views of the lake formed by it. This old structure is capab...

Some other places to see in Tanakpur

Purnagiri Temple: Situated 21kms from Tanakpur, Purnagiri Temple is one of the 108 Siddha Peeths. To reach Purnagiri Temple one must complete a trek of 3kms from Tunyas. According to mythological scriptures this was the place where Daksha Prajapati, father of Goddess Sati organised a sacrificial ceremony, for which he invited everybody except Lord Shiva. After discovering about her father's trick to humiliate her husband Lord Shiva, Goddess Sati immolated herself in the sacrificial fire. Lord Shiva then appeared with full of rage to take back the corpse of Goddess Sati and the places where parts of Goddess Sati fell down are now known as 'Shakti Peeths'. The temple is flooded by devotees during navratras.

Sharda Ghat: Sharda Ghat is also known as Ma Purnagiri Sharda Ghat. Located near Tanakpur bus stand, Sharda Ghat is visited many many devoteed and people bathe in Sharda River to cleanse themselves before visiting the revered Purnagiri Temple which is close to the town. Sharda Ghat is also used for performing many Hindu rituals practices and ceremonies.

Panchmukhi Mahadev Temple: The deity of Panchmukhi Mahadev Temple is Lord Shiva in his panchmukhi or five faced form. The time of aarti of this sacred temple is 7:30 am and 7:30 Pm everyday. The temple is flooded by Shiva Bhakts during Shravan months and on the day of Shivratri.

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