Tanakpur, a town on the banks of River Sharda under Champawat district, Uttarkhand, is famous for its scenic view of snow-clad mountains and lucid rivers. It lies in the Kumaon region. It is located on the Indo-Nepal border. Champawat is (80.3 km) and Uttarkhand is (278 km) from Tanakpur. The cities close to Tanakpur are Bhajanpur, Banbasa, and Naik Gooth. It is a bustling business town of Uttarkhand.
Places to Stay
There are budget hotels located in Tanakpur. They are KMVN Tourist Rest House (Tariff – Rs.900) and Parvat (Tariff – Rs.400).
The official language here is Hindi.
The important festivals here are Basant Panchami celebrated during January-February, Phool Dei in March, Khatarua held in September, and Kandali on August-September.
Places of Interest
This area is famous as a pilgrimage center. The famous Purnagiri temple, located 20.4 km away, attracts devotees from far and wide. Other important places of interest are Sharda Ghat (2 km) and Khatima (24 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Pantnagar (92.3 km) from Tanakpur.
The railway station is 1.5 km from the main town.
There are regular buses to Tanakpur as this is a pilgrimage center. There are daily buses from nearby towns and cities also. Get discount on bus ticket booking by logging on to TicketGoose.com.