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Tanakpur - Doorway to Purnagiri Devi Temple

Snuggled in the idyllic surroundings of the Champawat district, lies the toy town of Tanakpur. This scenic town is the located in the heart of Kumaon and is only 3 km away from the Indo-Nepal border. Due to its proximity with Nepal, Kumaon, and Uttar Pradesh, Tanakpur is emerging as a popular business town of Kumaon region. 

Tanakpur is seated at an average elevation of 245 metres above sea level is cradled on the banks of the surging Sharda River. The NHPC has set up an ambitious Hydel power project on the Sharda River at Banbasa, near Tanakpur producing 120MW electricity. Purnagiri Temple near Tanakpur attracts thousands of devotees every month.

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About Tanakpur 

Tanakpur is also known as the ‘Gateway to the Purnagiri temple’ which is located about 30 km from here. This quaint town also acts as a junction for the mountainous area of Kumaon region and is the very first point in the Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrimage.

Tanakpur is emerging as a business town of Kumaon region because of its proximity with Nepal, Kumaon and Uttar Pradesh. Tanakpur is well connected with major transportation facilities. Buses to Tanakpur are easily available from Delhi, Bareilly, Haldwani, Pithoragarh and many other destinations.

Gradually benefitting from the nationwide progress, Tanakpur is growing steadily into a buzzing town with facilities and amenities like restaurants, ATM and petrol pump in Tanakpur.

Activities in Tanakpur

Village Tourism – The surrounding areas of Tanakpur offer beautiful views of the verdant hills and cascading Saryu River that flows beside Tanakpur. Tourists can explore the vicinity and learn about the Kumaoni culture and tradition, customs and festivals of the locals.

Nature Trails – Being a vast land of greenery, Tanakpur is an ideal place hike and indulge in small treks to the hills and temples situated on the hillocks from where one can have mesmerizing view of the Himalayan peaks from that vantage.

Tanakpur Travel Tips

  • Tanakpur is a destination that can be visited and enjoyed all year round. However, the best time to visit Tanakpur would be from February - April and September - October.

Located on the banks of Saryu River, Tanakpur is a small town located close to Indo-Nepal border. There are few budget accommodation facilities as well as hotels available in Tanakpur that offer comfortable stay at an affordable price. Additionally, one can also find rooms to stay at government-owned Tanakpur KMVN Tourist Rest House.

Being a small town, there is handful of eating options for tourists visiting Tanakpur. One can find roadside dhabas and food stalls which serve popular north Indian dishes with well-known Chinese items like Chow mien, noodles, momos etc. Some guesthouses also have in-house restaurants serving delicious meals according to guests’ preference.

Why visit Tanakpur?

Traveling to this picturesque destination is a delight as the swift roads crisscross the valley, offering an enchanting view of the misty hills echoing with the melodious chirps of the Himalayan birds. 

One can experience eternal bliss here as this place is bestowed with nature’s bounty. Relax in the comforting natural environs of Tanakpur, stroll by the riverside, have a village walk with your lovely companions, enjoy bonfire night and communicate with the jolly locals of this place. 

Tanakpur offers numerous opportunities to explore this quintessential place. For those who are looking for spirituality amidst nature can head to the Purnagiri temple as Tanakpur offers exciting excursions to the nearby areas. 

Some of the popular nearby tourist attractions are the Sharda Ghat, Panchmukhi Mahadev temple, Purani Jama Masjid, Tanakpur Methodist Church, Shyamlatal and Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sahib. Other popular tourist places that can be easily accessed from here are Boom, Adya Shakti Peeth and Swami Vivekananda Ashram.

What is Tanakpur famous for?

Tanakpur is popular destination for following activities/ interests - Business Hub, Others.

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