|Elevation||255 m (837 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||UK 03|
Known in the northern part of India as the gateway for the Purnagiri Temple (around 30 km from here), Tanakpur is a calm and small town located on riverside of Sarda River. It is located at the foothills and is the last plain area on the road to Kumaoun zone of Uttarakhand. It acts as a junction for the Kumaon District's mountainous part. It is also the first point in the Kailash Manasarovar Pilgrimage. Gradually benefitting from the nationwide progress, Tanakpur is growing steadily into a buzzing town.
Being on the Indo-Nepal Border Tanakpur is very important on the security perspective of India as a nation.
Tanakpur is located at  It has an average elevation of 255 metres (837 feet)..
As of 2001[update] India census, Tanakpur had a population of 15,810. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Tanakpur has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 58%. In Tanakpur, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Places of interest
Tanakpur is well connected to Delhi through Bus Route, and via train to Bareilly. Places of interest: Purnagiri Temple: 20 km from tanakpur. Well connected by bus and private taxis. Boom: a place near on the way to purnagiri, famous for its white sand beach/river bank where pilgrims take a holy dip in river Sharda, Banbasa:an NHPC electricity plant. sharada barrage: nice place for evening and morning walk
Places to stay in Tanakpur
Tanakpur is visited by up to 25lakh people each year, mainly for purpose of visiting Purnagiri Temple, which in around 20 Kilometers from Tanakpur. Tanakpur being the last town before Purnagiri has many good hotels and guest houses for the confort of the visitors. There is a tourist guest house by KMVN and privately owned hotels like Hotel Parvat
Tanakpur has an All India Radio Relay station known as Akashvani Tanakpur. It broadcasts on FM frequencies.
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tanakpur
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- Hotel Parvat