Area: 1540 sq. Km
Population: 4.48 lakh
Language: Hindi, Punjabi, English are understood and spoken by the people engaged in tourism trade.
Una has been carved out of Hoshiarpur district of Punjab in 1966 where the hilly areas of Punjab were transferred to Himachal Pradesh and the whole area is warm. It has borders with Kangra, Hamirpur and Bilaspur and thus acts as a gateway to these regions. Efforts are being made to develop same places in Nangal and Bhakra areas.
By Road - Una is approachable by road from Shimla, Chandigarh and Pathankot.
By Rail - Una is well connected by broad gauge rail.
By Air - The closest airport is located at Chandigarh.
Chintpurni Temple - This Shakti-temple is located on Dharamshala-Hoshiarpur road on a ridge. Thousands of devotees visit this temple. In addition to many religious festivals, the main fair is held during the 10 days of "Shukalpaksh" in August. There is a Yatri Niwas which is managed by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.
Dera Baba Bharbhag Singh -
The place has a famous Gurudwara where thousands of Sikhs visit every year to receive the blessing of Baba Bharbhag Singh, who was a saint who established this Gurudwara which was earlier known as Dera. It is about 40 Km from Una Town and one can reach this place by bus directly or by train upto Una or by air upto Chandigarh.
The Gurudwara is situated on the top of the hill and is surrounded by Eucalyptus trees. The Gurudwara Sarai apart from PWD Rest House is available for the night stay. A famous fair known as Baba Bhar Bhag Singh Mela is held here in the month of February in honour of Barbhag Singh ji who was renowned for his magical powers. This fair is held at the time of holi and is famous for the treatment of mental problems and is unique of its kind in the country. A large number of visitors suffering from mental problems come to this fair and are treated at the Gurudwara by the priest called 'Masands'.
Bangana Lathian Piplu - This area falls on the Una Barsar-Hamirpur road. Piplu is situated on the top of Sola Singh Dhar from where the view of Gobind-Sagar is fascinating. This area can attract tourist during winter season especially, when they propose to visit other religious places like Jogi Ponga and Naina Deviji.
Places to visit
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1. View the Gobind Sagar Lake and visit spiritual places like Jogi Punga
and Naina Deviji at Bangana.
2. Be a part of the Religious festivities and prayers at Chintpurni Temple.
3. Visit the Dera Baba Bharbhag Singh Gurudwara
Una has accommodation to suit most types of budgets and tastes. HPTDC guest houses provide a comfortable stay at reasonable prices. Details are available from local tourist offices
Local buses operate regularly. Taxis are also available
Chitpurni Temple Fair
This fair is held during the 10 days of "Shukalpaksh" in August when thousands of devotees visit this temple to seek blessings
Chaitra and Ashwin Navratra Mela
During the Chaitra Navratra in March/April and Ashiwin Navratra's in September/October, large number of Pilgrims visits the temples to seek the blessings of the Goddess Durga.
Baba Bhar Bhag Singh Mela : During the month of February, this famous fair is held here in the honour of Barbhag Singh ji who was renowned for his magical powers.
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Fax: 0177-2625864, 2625864
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Largely warm to hot in summer, and mild to pleasant in winter.
Cotton clothes in summer and light woollen in winter.