Punyagiri Shakti Peeth (20 km. from Tanakpur) situated on
the top of a mountain on the right bank of the river Kali is the site for
many fairs. The temple is very crowded during the Navratris. Punyagiri
fair is held in the Hindu months of Ashwin and Chaitra, corresponding to
the months of March-April and September-October, respectively. The
Punyagiri Fair, starting from Vishuwat Sankranti is the longest fair of
kumaon, lasting for about 40 days.