Tanakpur is located in the Champawat district of the Uttarakhand state in the Terai Bhabhar region of Kumaon at an elevated height of 837 ft above the sea level. Tanakpur is amid the few beautiful places of the state of Uttarakhand that offers strong rail connectivity with Bareilly.

Tanakpur is located along the shoreline of the Sharda River. National Hydroelectric Power Cooperation has set up a hydro power station at Banbasa near the Sharda River, Tanakpur. It produces around 120MW electricity power. Tanakpur is a serene and small Indo-Nepal Border. There is a small temple at Tanakpur that attracts thousands of devotees here every month.

Tanakpur is evolving to be one of the business towns of Kumaon region as it lies close to Nepal, Uttar Pradesh and Kumaon region. It enjoys strong connection of motorable roads and transport facilities round and day.

Tourists can reach to Tanakpur are accessible from Delhi, Bareily, Pithorgarh, Haldwani and other significant places. An interesting fact related to Tanakpur is literacy rate here is much higher than the total literacy rate of India. The hills of Kumaon region starts from Tanakpur and is only 3kms away from Indo-Nepal border.


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